Finishing the cleaning was helped by picking up dinner at Omega in Niles tonight. I saw on Facebook that they are running a special on a full slab rib dinner. Gretchen has been lusting for ribs, so we scrubbed the plan to order in a deep-dish pizza in favor of the ribs. They were quite good, as was the sweet and sour cabbage soup that came along with my order.
Having not dirtied a bunch of dishes, scrubbing the kitchen became much easier. :)