My oven was a mess, but I can’t stand the fumes from traditional oven cleaners. When I saw the commercial for Simonize My Cleaning Secret, I had to give it a try. When Walmart got it in at their “as seen on TV” section, I grabbed up a package.
The commercial said that it cleans ovens with out fumes. This is my review.
I couldn’t wait to try this product out. I trusted the name, Simonize, since we’ve used their car cleaning products in the past.
Like I said, my oven was a mess. (I’ve got to learn to start using a lid, or at least some tin foil) This is what the door of the oven looked like:
I got the supplies together. The Simonize My Cleaning Secret, a two sided sponge & some water.
I was a little leery when I opened the tub. The powder is very fine & created a slight dust cloud when I took the lid off. I followed the package directions, and wet the sponge & dipped it into the powder.
I ended up using the rough side of the sponge & started scrubbing that oven door.
After about half an hour of scrubbing, the door to the oven looked wonderful! I rinsed it & dried it with paper towels.
The door came out so well, that I went on to the disaster that was my oven.
I started to scrub the inside of the oven. It took a lot of elbow grease.
After about an hour of serious labor, this is how it turned out.
I ran out of steam. An hour of hard scrubbing & it still needs more cleaning. The flat surfaces didn’t turn out too bad, but the sides were still a mess.
I just didn’t have any more energy left! And by this time, my back was starting to give out.
I tried it on my copper bottomed pot & after about 15 minutes of scrubbing, I really didn’t see a big difference. Then I tried it on the kitchen sink. I think that Comet does a better job.
Would I buy it again? No. I think I’ll put up with the fumes & go back to Easy Off, although I understand they have a fume free line now.
Simonize My Cleaning Secret. Does it work? Yes, if you have hours and a lot of elbow grease to spend on what ever you’re trying to clean.
Happy Creating everyone!