|A winter's worth of lint and dust|
A bent wire from last cleaning attempt adds to the disarray
The heater bowl is slightly upturned and, as a result, collects stuff, mostly dust and lint, and looks hideous most of the time. In the past I've tried cleaning it (the wire "safety cage" absolutely cannot be removed) by slipping the narrow vacuum cleaner attachment between the wires. This returned exceptional frustration and marginal cleaning results.
|Fold a damp rag so it will slide through|
the fattest openings. Use the handle of a
wooden spoon to work the rag over the
So for now I know that the Things I get to do today will include coming up with a better way to chuck the crust and dust off the heater. Just simply cannot set a dirty appliance back down on a freshly cleaned carpet.
|An old toothbrush did the trick on the bottom rim|
and groove, and pliers were a simple fix for the bent wire.
And, of course, it was easier than could be imagined. The rest of you have probably figured it out long before this. Well, now we all are in on the secret. Happy Spring Cleaning to the gang!