The EASY-OFF Oven-Cleaning Challengeposted by Andrea | 11/26/2013
If you’re anything like me, your kitchen (and specifically your oven) have probably been getting a workout the last few weeks.
I almost always do significantly more cooking and baking around the holiday season than any other time of year. This year was probably even “worse” than normal as I didn’t do much baking at all over the summer due to being somewhat nauseous for most of the summer 🙂
So ever since I started to feel a little more lively in mid-September, my kitchen hasn’t had much of a break. Yes, Dave is thrilled!
BOTH ovens were so shiny, clean, and new — however, that didn’t last long.
I can vividly remember my first big spill.
I was making Sweet N’ Sour Pork in a roasting pan (not a slow cooker) and as I pulled the pan out of the oven, Nora started walking my way. I tried to quickly pull the pan out in order to shut the door before she got too close. But in the process, I moved the pan a little too rapidly, and all the juices (a.k.a grease) sloshed out onto the bottom of the oven.
Of course, I was just pulling out the pork to test it — I still had to put it back in the oven for another 30-40 minutes… which meant all that juice and grease was FULLY baked on by the time the meat finished cooking.
If only I had known about the EASY-OFF® Oven Cleaners back then.
It was summer at the time, so I didn’t feel like running the lengthy self-cleaning cycle and heating up our entire kitchen. So instead, I spent a good hour (or more) scrubbing and picking at all the gunk on the bottom of our oven. Not cool!
To be perfectly honest, I never ended up getting all of it out, but just lived with it figuring no one has a perfectly clean oven.
However, when I was recently asked to review the new EASY-OFF® Oven Cleaners, I immediately wondered if they would even be able to remove that super stuck-on grime from months ago.
Wouldn’t you know… it worked!
With just a quick spray of EASY-OFF®, the gunk and grime completely wiped clean with a damp cloth — NO elbow grease or scrubbing required. Honestly!
I was super skeptical that a simple aerosol spray would be powerful enough to clean my oven (especially since the junk had been stuck to the bottom for a long time) but I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy the wiping up process was.
The whole process took me MAYBE 10 minutes of hands-on time (plus 2 hours of waiting after I sprayed the cleaner in the oven).
Looks as good as new — just in time for more holiday baking 🙂
I’m officially a fan of the EASY-OFF® Oven Cleaners — mainly because they work (imagine that!) However, there are a bunch of other reasons I’d highly recommend these oven cleaners for all you holiday chefs out there (or anyone else who might need to give their oven a little TLC).
A Few More Reasons I’m Loving EASY-OFF:
1. It’s Fume Free:
Obviously, this one is a biggie for me with being pregnant and having a toddler around. I like that it’s not smelly at all. In fact, it had almost no smell — except for a hint of lemon (which I love).
2. It’s Safe for Self-Cleaning Ovens:
When I was originally asked to write this review, I didn’t think I could do it because most of the other oven cleaning products I’ve seen in the past were NOT safe for self-cleaning ovens. However, when I realized that EASY-OFF® was perfectly safe for self-cleaning ovens, I was super excited.
Finally, something I can clean my oven with when I don’t want to spend ALL day waiting for the self-cleaning feature to run and heat up our entire kitchen!
3. It’s Great for Heavy-Duty AND Every-Day Cleaning:
So this is another awesome feature that I haven’t seen in other oven cleaners. Not only can I use EASY-OFF® for my big “after the holidays kitchen clean-up”, I can also use it any day of the year for minor spills, or even to clean the exterior of my stainless steel oven and stove-top.
This means I need fewer cleaning products cluttering up the area under my sink… and I don’t need to worry which product to use for certain spills. EASY-OFF® can handle them all!
4. It’s Frugal and Readily Available:
I hate spending money on expensive cleaning products. Period. Even if they work, it just bugs me that I need to spend so much extra money just to keep my home clean.
So I was thrilled to see that a full 14.5 ounce can of EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner was only $3.99 at my local grocery store. It’s also available at Amazon.com!
5. It’s Fast and Easy:
I’m saving the best for last! After spending all week preparing a Thanksgiving feast (or even after spending 20 minutes throwing some cookies in the oven) the last thing I want to do is spend several more hours cleaning up the kitchen.
Can anyone relate?
With EASY-OFF®, all you need to do is spray the cleaner into a cooled oven, wait a few minutes, then wipe out the residue with a damp cloth. There’s no scratching, picking, scrubbing, or hovering over your oven for hours and hours. Just spray and wipe away!
With a super busy toddler, a baby on the way, a husband who just started basketball season, and a LONG list of holiday baking and freezer cooking I want to accomplish, I don’t have extra time to spend cleaning my oven.
Thankfully, with EASY-OFF® Oven Cleaners I can enjoy the holidays (and my family) without worrying about cleaning up after!
Don’t Fear The Cleanup!
Get EASY-OFF® Heavy Duty and Fume Free aerosol oven cleaners.
What is your messiest oven mess to date?