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Why don't more people use aluminum foil as a back-splash for the stove?

Why don't more designers do that?

The back-splash is a magnet for grease. Using aluminum foil is an easy way to get rid of grease. All you have to do is change the foil.

So why don't more people use aluminum foil as a back-splash for the stove?

by Anonymousreply 3002/10/2015

Because folks in the projects can't afford it, and it would be considered tacky anywhere else. Ain't ya gots a SPONGE?

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2012

Um, cause I clean my stove every time I use it?

Oh, and by the way, the *best* grease cutting cleaning agent I've ever used is from the dollar store. It is called "LA Totally Awesome" and that shit cleans grease, stains, just about anything you put it on.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2012

Why don't people use aluminum foil as a back splash?

Because it's fucking trashy. Like you. It's pure trash dear

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2012

Because it keeps Consuela busy.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2012

You don't have to use foil. I use saran wrap. It works like a charm and looks great. I get lots of compliments on it.

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2012

But Saran Wrap could ignite, and set fire to all of my paper pots and pans.

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2012

The tackiest and most ridiculous back splash I ever saw was mirror. Just high class foil.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2012

I worked in a specialty food store, we had a large stove (the commercial kind with 8 burners) and the back splash portion was covered in foil. Our cook was a wonderful but strict old German woman who had me take the foil down every week and reapply fresh foil. She insisted on gleaming cleanliness, she especially loved when I did it because I got very little creases in the foil.

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2012

R11, do you mean very few creases, or very tiny creases?

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2012

Tiny creases, like the ones in your pursed puckered old school marm lips R12.

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2012

Okay, I'm laughing R13 but I had exactly the same reaction as R12.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2012

Have you not seen the back splash in stainless steel? That's the way to do it if you cook a great deal. Having a stainless steel back splash is very practical. You can clean it easily and it looks integrated with your stainless steel stove.

by Anonymousreply 1511/22/2012

Unless your stove is white.

by Anonymousreply 1611/22/2012

I have a different but related question: why are all American stove/oven combinations free-standing?

In Europe, it's common in all but the lowest-end kitchens to have the stovetop set into the counter and the oven beneath the countertop, giving you a smooth and even working surface. It looks much more polished, too.

In America, even high-end kitchens with granite countertops and top-of-the line appliances have the stove shoved into a space between two cabinets, leaving lots of crevices for dirt and food residue to build up.

Why is this? Anyone have an idea?

by Anonymousreply 1711/22/2012

It is not tacky. It is practical.

by Anonymousreply 1811/22/2012

R17 we like dirt

by Anonymousreply 1911/22/2012

With most of you guys cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, put foil on as a back splash to the stove.

You'll see how great it works.

by Anonymousreply 2011/22/2012

-no one else

by Anonymousreply 2111/22/2012

R17 There are many configurations in the US. Free standing ranges are either low end or in the case of Viking high end. Slide in ranges are a step up and fit flush with the counter. The next upgrade is a cooktop with a separate single or double wall oven. Ceramic tile or granite is the default backsplash in average to higher end quality construction.

by Anonymousreply 2211/23/2012

More people should use aluminum foil as a Butt Splash during anal. Much neater and cleaner

by Anonymousreply 2311/23/2012

Aluminum foil behind the stove is a smart idea.

For those of us who cook, it really cuts down on cleaning time.

In my dream kitchen, I would have a stainless steel back splash like many professional kitchens. I want to spend time cooking. Not cleaning up afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 2411/23/2012

Why don't more people use those things to make toilet water blue?

Why don't more people keep leftovers in old CoolWhip tubs?

Why don't more people use wire coat hangers as TV antennas?

by Anonymousreply 2511/23/2012

Why don't people use those knit doll things to cover the extra roll of toilet paper in the guest bath?

Why don't people use those rubber daisy shaped adhesive stickers on the shower floor anymore?

Why don't they call it tinfoil anymore?

by Anonymousreply 2611/23/2012

R27 should see his physician for a check-up.

by Anonymousreply 2802/10/2015

I went to a nightclub in Atlanta that used aluminum foil as mirrors on the walls around the dance floor. It worked, along with the Christmas lights.

by Anonymousreply 2902/10/2015

What about those weird stoves where the oven door opens upward and the burners are in a drawer?

by Anonymousreply 3002/10/2015
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