My Apple Crisp Disaster and LG’s EasyClean™ Double Oven Ranges

Any of you who read my blog regularly know that I just hate cleaning but really love cooking.  That can be a little troublesome especially when I revamp a recipe to accommodate my kids.  When our son, Buck, was home recently, I had made an apple crisp.  I often make one when he comes home as it’s a real traditional food around here.  Grandma Kramer made it all the time when we came to visit…I make it when my kids come to visit.

Typically I make it a 9″ x 13″ cake pan.  This time, I decided to make it in three pie tins so that our son could take one home to eat.  I tried to cut back on the liquid thinking it might run over in the oven when I made it..but, it ran over in the oven anyway. AppleCrisp

You can see it oozing and dripping in the picture…UGH. I would take a picture of my oven and show you just how bad it was but I am going to just say….we aren’t going in my oven.  My oven is a place that rarely gets clean.  My self cleaning oven takes three hours to clean and I hate that the oven gets so hot in order to do it.  Recently I was told about the LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range.  It cleans in 20 minutes and doesn’t get real hot to clean.  I am definitely looking into getting one once I can talk Hubby into it. Ovens sure have come a long way.  I remember the horrible smells of oven cleaner when I was a kid.  I always thought the foam was cool but the smell.. YUCK!  I love how technology has advanced to even clean ovens.


Would you like the apple crisp recipe?  I have to warn you….it’s the same recipe I got from Grandma Kramer.  That means it has a farm wife stamp meaning no real measurements.


Put 10 cups of peeled sliced apples in a large pan.  Put enough water in the pan to equal half the height of the water.  Put in one cup of sugar and cinnamon to taste (about 1 tsp).  Start cooking it.  In the meantime, make the topping.  Melt 1 1/4 sticks of margarine.  Add 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1 /2 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 cups oatmeal.  Mix.  Put enough in the bottom of your pan to cover set aside.  Go back to the cooking apples.  Prepare cornstarch and water to make a thickening.  Stir it into the apples and water until thick.  Pour over crust.  Sprinkle the rest of the topping mixture over the top.  Bake for 25 minutes at 350. I know…not much of a recipe but it’s the best I can do.  If you put it in a 9 x 13 pan, it won’t run over.  The only time you’ll end up in trouble is if you put it in three pin tins instead.  UGH. Back to the LG Easy Clean Oven.  I hadn’t heard about these until I was watching “Celebrity Apprentice” a few weeks ago.  I was intrigued by them then and have gotten more and more interested in them.  My current oven works but has taken a bit of a beating….and I would love a range with the two ovens in it.  When all the kids are home that would be heaven!

Like I said…I’ve been reading up on these.  I love the features.  All LG double oven ranges provide a quick and convenient way to clean your oven, while still being able to use the conventional self-clean method. EasyClean works in three simple steps. Spray the oven interior with water, press the EasyClean button, then in just 20 minutes, wipe away any residual bits of grime*. No chemicals or high heat needed to keep your oven sparkling clean.  You can learn more about the ovens here on their website.  With the easy cleaning features maybe even I could have a clean oven!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can talk Hubby into one of these!!  In the meantime, I have good news for you.  If you leave a comment here telling your families favorite “messy” recipe you will be entered to win your very own LG’s EasyClean™ Double Oven Range!!  How cool is that??


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159 thoughts on “My Apple Crisp Disaster and LG’s EasyClean™ Double Oven Ranges”

  1. Since I’m relatively new to the baking scene, I haven’t had much in the way of mishaps, but I can tell you that making ice cream cupcakes can get really messy when they tip over!

  2. My family’s favorite messy treats are Strawberry Crisps..oh yeah, this oven would comes in handy and save me from all those messy clean ups!

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  3. I love a messy apple crisp, throw in some ice cream and it has my name all over it! My recipe that always leaves a mess in the oven is lasagna.

  4. tina reynolds

    my husbands homemade loaded pasta dish always leaves the stove an unreal mess. Thanks for the chance to win.

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