Last week was the end of Daylight Saving Time for most of us in the U.S. A common tip is to use it as a reminder to check your smoke alarm batteries. Here's another task to add to the list.
When I went to set my clocks ahead in the kitchen, I took the time to thoroughly clean the microwave. It gets wiped down pretty regularly but there was a surprising amount of greasy dust on the top and bottom. It's over our stove so I removed the vent fan filters and gave them a rinse too. I plan to do my oven this weekend so it is clean and ready for Thanksgiving and holiday baking.