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How to use easy-off oven cleaner

Updated February 21, 2017

Easy-Off oven cleaner was launched in 1932 by Herbert McCool, an electrician with the Saskatchewan Telephone Company in Canada. McCool manufactured large amounts of Easy-Off oven cleaner in the basement of his home, and then sold it door-to-door in his neighbourhood to earn money during the Depression until he died in 1946. McCool's widow sold the rights for Easy-Off to American Home Products. Today, Easy-Off is produced by Reckitt Benckiser and has become one of the leading oven cleaners on the market.

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  1. Spread newspaper under the oven door to protect the floor.

  2. Preheat the oven to 93.3 degrees Celsius.

  3. Put on long rubber gloves to protect your skin.

  4. Turn off the oven. Hold the Easy-Off can upright and point it away from your face. Align the pointing arrow on the spray trigger with the black dot. Spray the top of the oven first and then the bottom and sides from a distance of nine to 12 inches.

  5. Close the oven door. Allow the foam to work for five to 10 minutes.

  6. Wipe the oven clean with a wet sponge or cloth. Rinse several times. Let the foam remain longer if your oven is heavily soiled.

  7. Tip

    For cold oven cleaning, allow the foam to remain for at least 20 minutes longer. Wipe clean with a wet sponge. Rinse thoroughly. For overnight cleaning, spray Easy-Off on a cold oven and let the foam remain overnight for eight hours or longer. Wipe clean with a wet sponge in the morning. Rinse thoroughly. Remove the oven racks and clean them separately


    Real all label warnings on the Easy-Off can before using. Avoid contact with clothing, skin and eyes. Keep the kitchen area well-ventilated while using the oven cleaner. If swallowed, don't induce vomiting. Rinse mouth and seek immediate medical attention.

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Things You'll Need

  • Newspapers
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponge or cloth

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