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I hate cleaning. Like, I would rather be forced to jump from a plane while eating beets than vacuum.

But there are certain chores I dislike more than others.

I’d rather clean the toilet than the shower.

I’d rather wash baseboards than empty the dishwasher.

I’d rather do anything except vacuum…with one exception: cleaning my oven.

I have to admit…I, um. don’t. Clean my oven, that is. I tried once. Bought some spray and everything. Then the nozzle on the spray can broke at first press and, well. I gave up. I think I did run the cleaning cycle…before we moved out of the last house. So, you know. The new people wouldn’t run screaming.

I figure…something that gets that hot is kind of always clean. Right?

{Don’t answer that.}

One thing that I do a lot of this time of year is bake. And, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s pie central around here. Nothing messes up an oven more than pie.

Normally, I put everything I bake on a cookie sheet that is lined with foil. (Foil = no need to actually wash the cookie sheet. Am I right?)

But sometimes you make something that is too big for a cookie sheet. Like, say. A slab pie.

When I made the blueberry slab pie a few weeks ago, I knew it was going to boil over. All that juicy blueberry pie filling – how could it not? Which is why I was excited to try my newest toy:

A Nonstick Ovenliner by Chef’s Planet. A nonstick ovenliner is a time saver. You place it on your oven rack (it fits standard sized ovens, and can be cut to fit if needed) and it catches all the crumbs, spills, and other gunky stuff that boils over from your food. You can place it on the bottom rack, as shown in the above photo, or you can place your pan of food directly on the liner, which is what I did.

That’s my Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie, right on top the oven liner. It didn’t spill over like I thought it would, but the liner was there, just in case.

The Blueberry Slab pie performed as expected. Having the ovenliner was great because my jelly roll pan would not have fit on any of my cookie sheets. That blueberry stickiness would have ended up on the bottom of my oven and there would have been smoke and burned blueberry smell all over the house. {Ew.}

The best part? It’s totally nonstick. And, they mean it – it really is. In fact, when I lifted the liner out of the oven to clean it, the blueberry gunk slid right off. No trace of it was left on the liner, resulting in super easy clean-up, which is something I live for.

I swear, this ovenliner is my new favorite kitchen gadget. I’m using it in my oven from now on. Then I really won’t have to clean it. 😉

Do you have some messy recipes that you make? Most of mine are pie-related, but I do have some casseroles that I’ll be making this winter and using my Chef’s Planet nonstick ovenliner.

Chef’s Planet is having a Facebook contest right now – share your original recipe and photo of your messiest oven baked food and you could be a winner! 10 finalists and runner-ups will be featured in the Chef’s Planet special edition 10th anniversary cookbook. Additionally, grand-prize winners will get a baking basket from Chef’s Planet! You can enter here. The contest runs through December 31st, so get baking!

You want one of these Nonstick Ovenliners, right? Well, you’re in luck! One lucky Crazy for Crust reader is going to get (1) Nonstick Ovenliner! Open to U.S. residents only, please use the rafflecopter widget right below this paragraph. (Sometimes it takes a moment to load.)

For more information on Chef’s Planet and their products, find them on Facebook and Twitter. Find their complete selection of products, including the Nonstick Ovenliner, on their website.

Fine print: Chef’s planet provided me with a Nonstick Ovenliner to try at no cost to me. All opinions are 100% my own. Crazy for Crust not liable for giveaway. Chef’s Planet is providing the giveaway product. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified of win via their rafflecopter email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Last Updated on August 18, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. i am the same way. uhg hate oven cleaning! that horrible smell the self cleaning options has yucky. so this is a great idea and a great giveaway!

  2. I just made a chicken tamale pie that was a little much for the pan I had it in and it oozed over the sides. This product would definitely come in handy!