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The oven after being cleaned

This is the oven after an initial application of Easy Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner.

Sarah Aguirre

The Bottom Line

Easy Off is a household name in oven cleaning with this product offering a fume free, non-corrosive formula that still works miracles on dirty ovens. Easy Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner will make cleaning the oven a much more simple chore. Spray on the product. Leave it overnight. Easily wipe out food residue. Reapply for tough spots if necessary. It really was that simple. And to top it all off, I didn't need four fans, dozens of open windows, and a gas mask to get through the chore.


  • No harsh and toxic fumes to make cleaning more difficult.
  • Safe to be used on Self-Cleaning ovens without the self cleaning cycle.
  • Works well on even the most baked on food.


  • For best results, product still needs to sit overnight.


  • Read all directions thoroughly.
  • Apply in a cold oven.
  • Shut the oven door. Do NOT turn on the oven or activate your oven's self cleaning cycle.
  • Wait two hours to overnight for an all over cleaning, or at least 30 minutes for easy spot cleaning.
  • Open the oven door and wipe clean using a wet sponge or cloth and rinsing it repeatedly.

Guide Review - Oven Cleaner

It is amazing how easily small pieces of food can turn into black cement glued onto your oven's surface. Sometimes the fumes from the cleaner can seem a million times worse than the smoke from recooking the charred remains each time the oven is used.

I was sceptical at the idea of a "fume free" oven cleaner, but this product is the closest thing to a "fume free" cleaner that I have ever used. I had let the lower of a double oven be the test case for the Easy Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner. The bottom of the oven was completely covered with thick black residue. It was a tough job and the best I hoped for was that after a few applications of the cleaner and a lot of scrubbing, that I would be able to see hints of the original surface. I read the directions thoroughly. I sprayed the cleaner according to the directions and shut the oven door for the night. After opening the oven I began to clean it out. All of the charred stuck on food just melted away from the oven surface. Just wiping the oven out left only a few tiny spots on the bottom that needed to be scrubbed more thoroughly. With a little extra effort, those spots too wiped away.

My favorite part of the process was that with only minimal ventilation, I was able to clean out the oven without irritated eyes, lungs, or skin. This is still a cleanser and you should still take precautions with contact, but overall "fume-free" lived up to its name for me.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
It worked, Member qcynthia

I was skeptical after using a lot of products that insists that works, this actually worked. I am allergic and to fumes (as bleach, etc) in this case i was able to work i let it stand for a few hours, and voila!

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.

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