Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner Review

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Easy-Off is already a household name in oven cleaning and this product makes the task a fume-free, non-corrosive option that works miracles on dirty ovens. Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner makes cleaning the oven a much more simple chore and to top it all off, you do not need four fans, dozens of open windows, and a gas mask to get through the chore.

Just spray on the product, leave it overnight, and easily wipe away the grime and food residue. Reapply for tough spots if necessary. It really is that simple. Oven cleaning is not the most beloved chore, but this product makes it a normal task instead of a dreadful activity.

Steps for Cleaning

The steps for using the product are pretty straightforward:

  1. Read all directions thoroughly.
  2. Apply in a cold oven.
  3. Shut the oven door. Do not turn on the oven or activate your oven's self-cleaning cycle.
  4. Wait two hours to overnight for an all-over cleaning or at least 30 minutes for easy spot cleaning.
  5. Put on some kitchen gloves, open the oven door, and wipe clean using a wet sponge, cloth, or paper towels that are rinsed using warm water.
  • There are no harsh or toxic fumes.

  • The Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner can be used safely on self-cleaning ovens without the self-cleaning cycle.

  • It works well on even the most baked-on food (this includes mac and cheese and lasagna that might have boiled over and left a mess).

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


It is amazing how easily small pieces of food can turn into black cement glued onto your oven's surface. This is a disaster that even baking soda cannot fix. However, the fumes from a cleaner can seem a million times worse than the smoke that arises from recooking the charred remains each time the oven is used.

You may be skeptical about the term "fume-free" being described for an oven cleaner, but this product does deliver on its promise. The lower rack of a double oven served as the test oven 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 tester thought that after a few applications and a lot of scrubbing, only parts of the original surface might be visible again, but the product got the job done.

The cleaner was sprayed according to the directions and the oven door was shut for the night. Upon opening it the next day, and after the initial wipes, all of the charred, stuck-on food simply melted away from the oven surface. After wiping the oven out, only a few tiny spots on the bottom needed a more thorough scrubbing. With a little extra effort, those spots too wiped away.

The Bottom Line

While the ease of cleaning is a great selling point, the best part of the process is that you only need minimal ventilation and you can clean out the oven without irritated eyes, lungs, or skin. You still need to take precautions in terms of coming into contact with the cleanser, but overall, "fume-free" lived up to its name. This product definitely tops the list of favorite oven cleaners.