7 Best Oven Cleaners 2021

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Betsy farrell

Even though most ovens have a self-cleaning feature, there may be times when you want to do a little stain cleaning as burnt food pieces, grease stains, and food spatters may not require a cleaning cycle. complete to be disposed of. And if your oven isn’t self-cleaning, taking care of it can be one of the toughest jobs in the kitchen. However, the right oven cleaner can make this task effortless.

Fortunately, here at the Good Housekeeping Institute, we test hundreds of cleaning products each year, such as grill cleaners, carpet stain removers, and oven cleaners, to find the best products to fight that mess. To test oven cleaners, we apply and bake greasy and sugary soils to the oven surfaces and use each product according to label directions to assess how quickly, deeply and easily it cleans and how clean or messy it is to use. We also evaluate the label to verify the completeness of the instructions and any required safety precautions depending on the ingredients. To make your oven spotless and cut off baked residue, see our top picks below (most work on drip pans and grill racks, too!):

GH Lab tip: Before using any oven cleaner on a self-cleaning oven, even for spot cleaning, check if your appliance manufacturer warns against this – some do and do so may discolor the interior surface of the oven or void the warranty. if you have any problem. Even though the oven cleaner label says it is safe to use, it is always best to follow your oven manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Best overall oven cleaner

Smokeless Oven Cleaner


$ 4.24

Easy-Off Smokeless Oven Cleaner removes dirt in just 30 seconds, making it easy to wipe off. Use it to spot clean spills between big cleanings. And since it works on cold ovens and does not contain caustic fumes, using it does not require heating or ventilating your kitchen. For a thorough cleaning, wait two hours after spraying a cold oven before wiping with a damp sponge, cloth, or paper towel.

  • Loosens dirt in 30 seconds
  • Easy to wipe off
  • Works on cold ovens

Best Value Oven Cleaner

Oven and grill cleaner

Zep Heavy Duty Oven & Grill Cleaner is a powerful cleaner that can be used on ovens (and cookware!), racks, grates and more to dissolve tough stains and grime in just 10 minutes. In fact, it was also on our review’s list of the best grill cleaners! Zep works best on a hot oven – not hot. Just make sure the room is well ventilated and surrounding surfaces are protected with newspaper to prevent damage from overspray.

  • Can be used on ovens and cookware
  • Works in just 10 minutes
  • Vapors can be bothersome
  • Surfaces and skin must be protected

Most versatile oven cleaner

Oven cleaner


$ 5.99

Carbona oven cleaner is a smoke-free gel that penetrates and eliminates fat in minutes. It also works on microwave oven interiors and even on glass fireplace doors. A trigger sprayer provides precise application and means it won’t stop spraying with the cleaner left inside like aerosols can. And since it’s a gel, Carbona clings to dirt even on vertical surfaces to break it down quickly. Use it on a cold oven and let it sit for 20 minutes for spot cleaning or up to four hours for a deep cleaning before wiping it down.

  • Penetrates and eliminates fat in minutes
  • Works on microwave interiors and fireplace windows
  • Biodegradable formula
  • Must sit four hours for a deep clean

Best oven cleaner for grease

Oven and grill cleaner

Spray stains with Goo Gone Oven & Grill Cleaner and in three to five minutes, wipe off the grease with a damp cloth or sponge. The fast-acting mousse is citrus-based to cut fat build-up, even in a cold oven. For stubborn, baked food spills, let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Dissolves fat in three to five minutes
  • Works in a cold oven
  • Should be used in a well ventilated area

Best Protective Oven Cleaner

Oven and grill cleaner

The anti-grease foam in the Good Housekeeping Sealer Weiman Oven and Grill Cleaner dissolves baked-on residue in under 10 minutes, even in a cold oven. Use it on the oven door glass with a soft bristle brush to restore eyesight. The formula also contains a protective ingredient that helps oven racks and grill racks resist rust.

  • Dissolves cooked residue in less than 10 minutes
  • Helps protect grates and brackets from rust
  • Works on a cold oven

Best oven cleaner for oven racks

2 in 1 grill and grill cleaner


$ 9.99

This cleaner was a best performer in our lab tests, swelling the oven racks overnight with virtually no scrubbing. To clean, simply brush large chunks of debris off the oven racks, place up to two racks in the bag that came with the kit, pour in the cleaning solution, and seal the bag. Stir the solution in the bag to make sure the racks are covered with liquid and let them sit overnight. In the morning, remove the screens from the bag and wipe or rub them lightly. Take note, be sure to keep the soaking bag out of the reach of children or pets.

  • Works overnight
  • Also cleans the grill grates
  • Cleans up to two oven racks at once
  • Ideal for new grilles or in good condition

Best Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner

Magic Eraser extra-durable scrubber

Mr. Clean

$ 4.94

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has earned the Good Housekeeping Label for its ability to clean a variety of surfaces, so it’s no surprise. we love the extra durable version for cleaning the interior of ovens. For baked-on stains, cover with a warm, damp cloth to help loosen them, then use the extra durable magic eraser to remove the dirt.

Because these scrubbers are extremely durable, they resist tough stains well and unlike other oven cleaners, they contain no chemicals that can damage or discolor the interior surface of an oven. They even do a great job on the glass window of an oven door.

  • Extra durable
  • Convenient to use

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