3 Reasons You’ll Want to Bring a Can of Oven Cleaner to the Bathroom

updated May 24, 2021
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Woman holding a can of Easy-Off oven cleaner in the kitchen
Credit: Sarah Crowley

I know there are lots of other methods for cleaning my oven, but Easy Off is my tried-and-true solution when it comes to removing that super-burnt-on buildup when I let things get too bad. I always have a can on hand, so it’s fun when I learn about additional ways to use the stuff. And while I’m not going to start storing the can in the bathroom, I’m definitely going to start bringing it with me the next time I go to clean in there. Note: Good ventilation is key (even with the fume-free kind!). Open a window in or near the bathroom and, if your bathroom has a vent/fan, be sure to turn that on too.

Here are three ways to use oven cleaner in the bathroom.

1. Clean grimy tile grout.

Got dingy, dirty grout? Grab a pair of rubber gloves and spray the lines with oven cleaner. Let it sit for just a few seconds and then thoroughly rinse the grout with water.

2. Scrub a white porcelain tub.

Get rid of stains or rings around a porcelain bathtub (only white porcelain) by spraying oven cleaner on the affected area. Don’t forget to wear gloves! Let the stuff sit for a few hours, then rinse it away. Just be careful: You don’t want to get the oven cleaner on your shower curtain or any metal fixtures.

3. Remove burned-on products from hot hair tools.

If your flat iron or curling iron is covered in crusty hair gel or mousse, oven cleaner can help. Spritz a bit of oven cleaner on the tool when it’s cool. Let it sit for a minute or so and then wipe the cleaner off with a damp paper towel. If that doesn’t work, you can let the solution sit for up to an hour.

What are some surprising ways you use a can oven cleaner? Tell us in the comments below!