Life is Better When the Cleaning’s Easy #EOspringcleaning

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I’ve confessed this fact before, but I’ll state the obvious again- cleaning is not high on my priority list. That being said, I do like an orderly, clean life- therefore clean I must. It’s one of those necessary evils in life.

One of my most detested tasks is oven cleaning.  Yes, I’m one of those people that lets all those little droppings turn into a big mess.  It’s just so easy to make a mess in the oven and not even be entirely aware of the problem.  It’ll all burn off, right?  Wrong!  The oven, just like any other appliance within your house need a good cleaning every now and then.  (By the way, if you are one of those people who keeps your oven impeccably clean at ALL times- I just can’t relate to you)

I’ve used my fair share of oven cleaning products.  And it’s only been in our recent house that I actually have a working “self-cleaning” oven.  But guess what?  Self cleaning isn’t entirely self-cleaning.  I have a sad confession to make- I found this out the hard way.  I used the self cleaning function on my oven and then never touched the insides.   I didn’t understand I actually had to clean out the inside too.  I kept wondering what all that ugly gray stuff was on the bottom of my oven?  Hmmm…clearly not my brightest moment.  But I blame my previous use of toxic filled, fume induced cleaners that made me want to never touch an oven cleaning product again.  In our first home I became light headed and nauseous trying to clean our oven with a standard cleaner.  It was awful.  In fact it was so bad, I just didn’t clean my oven again until we moved out.  Yeah, that’s a whole level of avoidance people.

As we’ve established here’s my problem– I need to keep my oven clean, I don’t want to physically scrub or power wash, and I don’t want nasty fumes that cause me to see into outer space.

Needless to say I was a little nervous trying Easy-Off, even though it is the # 1 Oven Cleaner.  I’ve been scarred by the process.  Ugh, what was I setting myself up for?

Here’s the skinny on Easy-Off-

  • Powerful formula eliminates baked-on grease and food spills
  • 5x more grease-cutting power than the leading all-purpose cleaner
  • Two different formulas to fit your needs:
    • For  convenient cleans use Heavy Duty – it cuts through the toughest grease in less than 5 minutes
    • Fume Free is safe to use in your self-cleaning ovens and emits no caustic fumes

For the record here is the state of my oven before my experiment with Easy-Off.

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Since I technically want to spend zero time cleaning my oven, I was hopeful that Easy-Off would require as minimal amount of work as possible.

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I used the fume free version on my oven.  And for the record, fume free is not fragrance free.  After I sprayed the cleaner I was ready for an obnoxious wave of smells to hit me, but instead I distinctly smelt lemon.  If you happen to look on the picture above, there is a nice little picture of a lemon.  I missed that part during my use.  Therefore I found the lemon scent to be very surprising.  It was not overpowering, but yet it was distinctly lemon.

After spraying the oven area thoroughly, I started wiping out the guck.  Mind you I did not scrub.  I did not use elbow grease.  I did not put effort of any kind, other than a simple swipe of the paper towel.

This is what came out of my oven.  It’s gross.  I’m sorry I shared this picture with you.  But I’m just keeping it real.

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After about three minutes of  wiping this is what appeared.  I can have a clean oven, who knew!:)

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I consider myself that much closer to a spring cleaned house.  Or maybe I’ll be so content with my clean stove I won’t technically spring clean at all.

If your oven is in need of a little sprucing up purchase one of the multiple varieties of Easy-Off available at your local Walmart store.  Once you’ve cleaned your oven, I guarantee you’ll feel very accomplished:)

 

 

I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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