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Leaving my old flat and moving into a new house I had two ovens to clean out. My old oven at the flat was less than clean and although my new one had been cleaned prior to me moving in I still felt it needed a quick clean just to make sure before using it!
I bought a can of this oven cleaner in a local convenience store for just a pound which I thought for such a well known brand was great value for money.
The can is 300ml in size with an orange cap that you sort of pinch to get it off and under that a simple white push button that you dispense the product out of with ease. On the can we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and on the back of it we are told a bit about the product, how to use it, warnings are given, ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are stated.
To use this is rather simple. You do need to use gloves when using this and to be careful when spraying it and to make sure the oven isn't hot or switched on and all you do is spray a good amount of it into the oven and leave it for up to 30 minutes.
This is only meant to be used in the oven and it squirts out a thinnish white foam. it smells very strong and of chemicals so I do ventilate my kitchen well whilst this is in use and for a time after and when the 30 minutes is up I simply wipe it off well with a heap of clean clothes.
I am really pleased with this product. Yes it smells very strong and yes I have to be very careful when using it but it really does remove grease and grime perfectly and now since I have cleaned my oven out the first time I simply set aside a few minutes a week now just for maintenance reasons and this product lasts ages in the can even though you seem to use rather alot of it!
Widely available from all good supermarkets etc.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Cleaning the oven- by far the worst household chore. Noticing the oven needed a good scrub, me and my husband would bicker over who was going to take the tedious task. These days, after discovering Mr Muscle oven cleaner, we fight to be the one to do it!...not quite but you get what I'm trying to say- this is the best oven cleaner I've discovered in years.
I'm not sure how much we paid for this as it was while ago but a quick look on google tells me you can purchase this for between £3 and £4, and from the majority of mainstream supermarkets.
Before I go into the success of this product, I just want to mention the safety aspect of it. I noticed when reading the instructions that they very much enforce how careful you need to be when using it as it is so powerful. Rubber gloves need to be worn and all contact to skin needs to be avoided, if this happens, the area needs to be washed with water for 20mins to avoid burns, they also suggest you seek medical advice. This is reiterated a couple of times in the directions for use and this made me very paranoid!
Other warnings include that it is extremely flammable, causes burns, irritating to respiratory system and contains sodium hydroxide. The product has a safety cap but obviously this does need to be kept out of reach of children.
Using the actual product is very easy, switch off electricity/pilot light, shake can well then spray on internal over surfaces including the glass door from 20-30cm. Oven door then needs to be closed and the spray needs to be left to work for no more than 30 minutes.
After the 30minutes, the oven needs to be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge. This whole process can be repeated if it needs to be.
I found this very easy to spray onto the oven, when the cleaner hits the oven surface it turns into a foam and sits on the surface to allow it to work. I applied this quite liberally but not too over the top. The smell of the oven cleaner is quite strong but not as overpowering as I thought it would be and was not unpleasant as I also expected. After waiting the 30 minutes, I used a normal sponge you use to wash dishes with to remove the product. I was pleasantly surprised how easy the foam was to wipe off, I used a bowl of warm water to rinse the sponge after each wipe as the sponge would not have been able to wipe down the oven all in one go. The amount of dirt that came off with each wipe was horrendous! I couldn't believe how much dirt was there, it sounds like we don't clean our oven so there is a grime build up but we do! This has just amazed me how much of a deep clean this product achieves. I was also really pleased with how the dirt was removed from the glass door, I have very often scrubbed at that door, particularly when we first moved in, and was unable to remove every bit of grease and grime but this oven cleaner just took it all straight off.
This oven cleaner just does not compare to any other, so simple, just to leave it to soak for 30 minutes then literally just a quick wipe over! no scrubbing! 5 out of 5 for making my most hated household job less of a pain.
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The sun has been shining beautifully for the last few days, so there's no denying that spring is here at last (in June, it took its time, didn't it?). Spring - the time of year where the sun comes through the glass and shows up the fingerprints on the window panes, and also makes the dust hanging in the air twinkle and taunt you. Rather than go out and enjoy the sunshine, I rallied the troops (the kids and the other half) and we blitzed the kitchen from top to bottom this morning, I even cleaned the cooker, wonders will never cease, and the oven cleaner I used is the purpose of this review.
Mr Muscle is a tall, long, lean chap and comes in a spray can format. I'm not keen on the carrot coloured top, I never did like ginger heads, but who cares when he can clean as well as he does. The can states he has a powerful cleaning action and no scrubbing is required. Those are tough claims, but is he as tough as he makes out? Let me tell you more...
~ * ~ Cost ~ * ~
I paid £4.00 for Mr Muscle to clean my oven, and he was worth every single penny. This was from Tesco's but you can usually find him for cheaper than that, so shop around. I don't mind paying this price though, and dare I say it, I might have even paid £5 for him, he's that good. One 300ml spray can easily do five applications on my cooker; less than £1 a use? It's shocking, it's unbelievable, and it's a bargain!
~ * ~ He's Powerful, not Puny ~ * ~
Mr Muscle isn't a weakling in the cleaning department let me tell you; he's extremely strong and powerful. Therefore you are warned to wear gloves and protect your arms while spraying and cleaning, and to avoid contact with skin and eyes at all times. There are instructions on the back of the can if this should happen, I advise that you read them thoroughly before using the product though, as this is extremely flammable and toxic. That being said, I never wear gloves when doing household chores, and even when using this product I don't bother, but I do wash my hands extremely well after utilising, and when the job is done, I slather on loads of hand cream.
~ * ~ Don't tell me what to do ~ * ~
The instructions for use are really straightforward, there's nothing fussy about Mr Muscle, who needs to be faffing around? I want the job done and over with as soon as possible. You are supposed to turn off the electricity (I don't), or turn off your pilot light. If you have a side opening door, I recommend that you put an old tea towel on the floor or an old newspaper, to catch any dirty drips that run down the door while it's working. Personally, we have a drop down door now, so I always put a three of four sheets of paper towel (not torn down the perforations), and roll them into a long sausage-like tube. I fit this along the hinges between the oven and the door and it catches the drips more easily, and saves a little bit of clearing up. Mr Muscle does a good job at the cleaning, but he doesn't clear away after himself sadly, just like the other half.
You now spray this powerful foam onto the cold interior of the oven. You are not supposed to do the self-cleaning panels that some ovens have, in this instance, it might just be the bottom, check your oven manual to be sure. My oven is 6 years old and well past the end of its guarantee, so I just spray everywhere. I'm even too lazy (or clever) not to remove the oven shelves or shelf supports, I just open the door and go for it, spraying full blast. The can needs the occasional shake here and there, but the quicker I can spray, the quicker I can get the door shut and keep Mr Muscle's nasty niffs at bay - just like other half. Now you can go and put the kettle on and put your feet for a bit.
~ * ~ Cleaning Up ~ * ~
Twenty minutes later, but not longer than thirty, you can wipe away the foam. I just get a washing up bowl of soapy water ready, an old dishcloth and a wire wool type scourer. I get the shelves out first, and although they are still dirty, the baked on food residue and grease and grime is easily wiped off. Of course this depends on the condition on your oven in the first place, Mr Muscle can't perform miracles now can he? With the aid of a scouring pad, he might had well have had, as clean-up is a breeze and the blackened shelves are shining silver once again.
The oven interior is just as simple. I get a fresh bowl of hot water and wash all the surfaces down. The burned on food glides off with ease, and just simply wipes away, no scrubbing required just like Mr Muscle told us. I do have a top tip to keep the top of the oven clean in between the major oven cleaning jobs though, I have a Teflon sheet from Lakeland specially bought for the purpose, and I place that at the bottom, but a large oven tray (just use an old one, or buy a cheap one) will do the job too, for those little clean ups in between. Mighty Mr Muscle will work on those too, like I said before, I just open the door and spray everything. : )
The glass door is left clean and transparent instead of a grubby brown colour and what's better - smear free. It is recommended that you ventilate the oven before turning the electricity or pilot light back on, (whispers) but I never do. I do like to clean the oven on a day when I don't have to use it afterwards to cook a meal though, as I don't think fumes and food mix terribly well. I just leave it 24 hours (with the door closed) before I cook anything, besides, it's a good excuse for a takeaway.
~ * ~ Penny for your Thoughts ~ * ~
In summary - Mr Muscle is my hero, he's powerful and strong. He's masterful and tells me what to do, but like other half, I ignore his instructions mostly. It's a match made in heaven, and works for me, I hope he works for you too. Mr Muscle gets five shiny stars from me - for leaving my cooker interior absolutely gleaming, with the minimum of effort. Now where's my hand cream?
I was good today and done some spring cleaning which included the dreaded cleaning of the oven. I'd not done it for a year dispute buying some Mr Muscle oven cleaner months ago ready to do it something more important always needed doing lol.
Mr Muscle has a slogan of it loves the jobs you hate. More like it makes the jobs you hate easier by far.
For a 300ml can of this you are looking at paying £3- £4.00 depending on what offers are available in store.
This spray allows you to use less elbow grease and still end up with a sparkling oven.
To use make sure the kitchen is very well ventilated, I'm lucky that the back door is in our kitchen so I had that open and the windows too. Don some gloves as the can advises don't have to marigolds but any type to protect your hands. Next you shake the can well then spray into the oven evenly and shut the door on it. Now the fumes from this are very strong and powerful and found myself having to stand by back door for fresh air several times during the cleaning of oven. You need to leave it approximately 20 minutes and no more then 30 minutes. I found once I'd sprayed inside main oven and top oven then cleaned the outside and top plates this was enough time for Mr Muscle to have worked. When I opened the door being exposed to fumes again I simply got a damp cloth and wiped away the remainder of the spray. In doing so all the burnt food and marks came away leaving the oven near perfect. I had one patch that still didn't want to move so I sprayed it again and went back to it 5 minutes later and it was fine. I took the shelves out and used a brillo pad to finish them off as the spray dropped off them.
With this can you never need make oven cleaning such a chore again. It really does what it says on the can and is well worth the money it costs.
My only niggle about this product is the getting a free high on the fumes which are powerful.
The amount I used from this can isn't a huge amount so I feel that I'd get to use it another two or three times before it runs out easily.
When I moved into my house, the glass lid for the hob was caked in what looked like years of grease and i couldn't imagine how i was going to manage to clean it. I had tried other kitchen products but nothing even shifted the surface layer.
After successfully using this oven cleaner on the inside of the oven - which was surprisingly easy to clean - I decided to have one last attempt to clean the lid before trying to replace it, although i didn't hold out much hope. I managed to detach the lid and take it outside as I though this would be easier and covered it in Mr Muscle. I wandered off and left it for the suggested 20 minutes then returned to tackle the mess. I initially tried to remove it with a scouring pad but there was so much gunk to clean off that this wasn't working. I then tried with a paint scraper and found the oven cleaner had softened it all enough that it came off easily and by the time i finished my lid looked almost as good as new.
Thankfully cleaning my oven was not nearly as stressful. I simply sprayed the inside and came back 20 minutes later and wiped the oven out which left it perfectly clean. You definitely need to wear oven gloves as I imagine prolonged skin contact would not be a good thing.
Unlike a lot of kitchen products, the smell wasn't completely over-powering and rinsing thoroughly seemed to get rid of most of it. I was happy to notice that I didn't get that telltale chemical smell when using the oven after cleaning.
This oven cleaner is priced around £3 for a 300ml can in Sainsburys but I tend to watch out for it on offer and buy one whether I need it or not. One can usually allows for about 4 oven cleans - although i am known for using too much with most of my cleaning products - and i don't feel this is bad value for money.
I would definitely recommend this product as it managed to do what other tried products couldn't.
I absolutely hate the dreaded job of cleaning the oven. It's definitely one of the worst chores I have to do and I welcome anything that makes it easier. I'm not quite sure how he does it, but every time my partner cooks he manages to drop and splatter food all over the inside of the oven and doesn't bother to clean it up afterwards (although he will deny this). The day I decided I needed to invest in some proper oven cleaner was the same day that my oven started smoking due to the amount of grime that had built up inside it!
The first oven cleaner that caught my eye was Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner. Mr Muscle are usually quite reliable and the product claims sounded good. Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner claims to provide 'powerful cleaning action' and 'removes burnt on grease, food and spills effectively. Leaves a sparkling clean oven. No scraping required'. The oven cleaner comes in the form of a 300ml tall aerosol can with a picture of sparkling gleaming oven on - heavenly! It has a safety lid on the top, which is a weight off my mind as I have a young child in the house. I brought my first and only can of Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner a LONG time ago, have used it many times and still have quite a lot left - it's very good value for money. I brought it from Tesco for £3.00, although it's available from most supermarkets etc.
This is serious stuff so there is a long list of safety instructions on the back. You are advised to wear rubber gloves whilst spraying and cleaning (which I always do), avoid skin and eye contact (rinse with cold water and possibly seek medical attention), only use in well ventilated areas, do not breathe spray, keep away from source of ignition, use only on oven interiors, remove oven racks for ease of application, switch off electricity and pilot lights, protect floors around the oven doors and surrounding external surfaces (I don't but I do have a cloth on standby to wipe up splashes).
To use you must shake the can, keep it upright and spray 9-12 inches away from oven walls, floor and glass door (but not door seal, oven trim, pilot light or heating elements). It's easy to use and only takes a few seconds to smother the oven in a generous amount of Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner. The cleaner is foamy white stuff that smells really strong and chemically, make sure you have all of your windows open and try not to breathe it in too much. You are required to shut the oven door and leave it for more than 30 minutes but less than 2 hours (it must not be left overnight) before cleaning - I usually give it about an hour. You are then required to use a damp cloth or sponge to clean the oven. I usually sit in front of the oven with a bowl of water to rinse the cloth/sponge as there is a lot of nasty stuff that comes out of the oven! The oven cleaner works remarkably well - the white foam turns brown/black as it lifts up all of the grease and I don't even have to scrape or scrub the oven, I just need to give it a wipe over to get rid of the formally burnt on food, grease and oven cleaner. The glass door scrubs up nicely too - no more smokey door! I feel like I'm exaggerating but my oven really does look sparkling clean after I've used this product.
Overall this is an excellent, effective, powerful oven cleaner that makes the job of cleaning the oven much more bearable.
I regularly use the Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner in my oven to get rid of grease and grime!
I think it's really good and it definitely gets the job completed! It only takes about 5 minutes to clean your oven with this cleaner because it quickly lifts the grease and grime from the oven surfaces!
It also leaves your oven smelling fresh and clean so you won't have to keep scrubbing and scrubbing the oven!
Where can I purchase this product?
You can usually find this product and it's range in Poundland for £1 or supermarkets!
All this in one bottle:
1. Carefully constructed formula built to lift grease and grime from oven surfaces making it easy for you to wipe off!
2. Fresh aroma built to keep your oven clean and smelling fresh!
3. Added sparkle and shine to keep your oven looking fresh and clean!
There are some safety precautions you should consider before using this product!
1. Always wear gloves when using this product!
2. Hold it well away from your face, eyes, mouth and skin!
3. If in any case, you get it on your skin or in your eyes, wash them immediately with cold water and seek medical advice!
4. Keep away from children at all times!
The product is usually in a large aerosol with Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner on it.
It's another great product from the Mr Muscle range like always!
I must admit that I don t let my oven get too dirty and clean it every six weeks or so, so I can t comment on how efficient it is cleaning a very dirty oven. My biggest complaint with this product is the fumes when you spray it on. They were so bad the first time I used it that I nearly choked, and was very reluctant to use it again. This caused another problem- how would I dispose of an aerosol can nearly full of this potent cleaner, which surely must be a health hazzard? . It remained at the back of a kitchen cupboard for about a year as I slowly used it up(choking each time I sprayed it on) I am really surprised that something as powerful as this cleaner is manufactured and sold to the public. It should come with a Government health warning! Anyone with any kind of breathin g problems DONT use this please.
Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner is something we've used for a few years as its very effective at removing baked on grease, grime and dirt on even the dirtiest and oldest ovens I personally find.
Our oven does not get cleaned that often and its usually my job when its time to do it. The cleaner costs around £2.50 and is available in most shops. The can has 300ml of foam which lasts quite while as we don't clean the oven that much as we use our microwave more than the oven.
I simply shake the can and spray and out comes a thick white foam which you have to leave over the surface of the oven for around thirty minutes while it gets to work at removing the grease and old food.
The smell from this product is horrible beyond words unfortunately. I would strongly recommend that you open all the door and wondows to the kitchen BEFORE you start to use the spray because the smell will almost knock you out. It is toxic, the can states this and it recommends it being used in a well ventilated area and also to use rubber gloves for protection as it is an irritant, as I have personally found to my cost.
I didn't use the gloves and my hands looked like they'd been ripped of the top few layers of skin after I had finished wiping over the oven with my bare hands and a clean damp cloth.
The oven came up shiny and almost new and hundreds of times better looking than it was before but not as good as the picture on the can. I didn't need to scrub as the grime just cameoff easily on the cloth.
The smell hung about for a long time afterwards but once we heated the oven up for an hour or so it disappeared.
Excellent product and recommended.
Review also poste don Ciao as sorehead
When I was writing my recent oven review, I realised that it had been a long time since I had given it a really good clean. Oven cleaning is not a job I enjoy and I tend to put it off for as long as possible between cleanings! However, a thick layer of blackened gunk was hardening on the bottom of the oven and the clear glass door was so grubby I couldn't see through it anymore, so I knew that this wasn't a job I could put off any longer.
Luckily, the main supermarkets have lots of cleaning products on offer at the moment and the Mr Muscle Oven cleaner spray was only £2 from Tesco, which I thought was pretty reasonable. I liked the fact that the blurb on the spray bottle said "No scrubbing required", as it seemed to indicate that cleaning the oven was going to be an easy job!
There were lots of warnings on the bottle about the caustic nature of the product, and that you should take some basic precautions before use. Firstly, you need to wear protective gloves, preferably the longer style rubber gloves that go all the way up to the elbow. Secondly, you should make sure that the surrounding area is protected from any potential splashes when using the product.
The lid could only be opened by squeezing both sides, which made it relatively childproof, although I would always keep this well out of the kids reach anyway. My only slight concern is that the bottle is very similar to a polish spray bottle, and you really wouldn't want to mix them up accidentaly! Underneath the main lid is a normal spray nozzle, which is why it is very important to wear gloves when using it as the foam can easily splash your fingers.
Spraying the foam was really easy and I was able to aim the spray exactly where I wanted it to go. I have a grill/oven combination, but I could not spray the heating element at the top, as this was not advised. I coated the sides, back and bottom of the oven in a moderately thick layer of white foam. I also sprayed the inside of the glass door, which was filthy! The spray gave off a very strong smell, which wasn't unpleasant, but I didn't want to breathe it in, so i made sure the room was well ventilated, I put the cooker hood fan on and held my breath! As I suffer from asthma, I was a bit worried about breathing in the fumes, but I am glad to say that it didn't effect me other than the very strong smell which was overpowering. It only took me a couple of minutes to coat the whole oven inside with the spray.
Then it was a case of shutting the oven door and waiting 30 minutes for the spray to work. When I returned, I thought the foam would have melted into a black puddle at the bottom of the cooker, but I was pleased that the foam had held its shape well and even the foam inside the oven door had not dripped or run down the door, which impressed me.
Now for the dirty bit! I grabbed a sponge and a bowl of warm water and went about wiping the inside of the oven. The sides wiped cleanly and when I squeezed the sponge into the water, the water resembled freshly made coffee!. I had to change the water lots of times, as a lot of muck came away on the sponge. I didn't really need to scrub, but some areas did not come up as cleanly as I would have liked. the glass door was a lot better and I was at last able to see through it, but it was not completely clean and I will need to give it another go. Likewise, a lot of the burned-on goop at the bottom of the oven remained and will need a few further attempts before it is really clean. The side and back walls of the oven scrubbed up really well and I could actually see the original surfaces for the first time in ages! The whole job took about 10 minutes, but was messy!
I ventilated the oven well after use and before cooking I took the precaution of running the oven empty for about 10 minutes on a high temperature. I was pleased to say that the flavour of our dinner was not adversely affected in any way!
In summary, Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner does a reasonable job, with minimal effort. I was able to clean the oven quickly, but will need to repeat the job on some of the worst soiled areas. There is plenty left in the bottle, so I feel that it is good value for the money.
I have recently moved in to a new house, and when doing so vowed that I would try and maintain the oven's cleanliness as much as I could. I know how bad ovens can be for building up grease and grime.
I have NO knowledge of cleaning products, so this was a bit of a random buy. I picked it up from Waitrose at about £3.50, but have seen elsewhere in some of the cheaper supermarkets for about £2.50. Reading the instructions made me quite scared of the product, lots of warnings highlighting how dangerous the product is, how it can damage surrounding areas etc. etc. As I said, I have zero knowledge of cleaning products, so this may just be normal.
I turned off the electrical supply to the oven, as instructed, and fiddled around with the lid, eventually removing it. The product is definitely child proof! I covered the floor with old magazines, as the floor is brand new and didn't want to risk ruining it. I ensured my arms were covered with rubber gloves, & removed the oven shelves and sprayed the inside of the oven and the glass door, leaving a layer of froth inside the oven. As you spray the product, it really gets in your mouth and nose, and you can almost feel it in your chest. This stuff is very strong! The next time I used it, I held my breath and made sure windows were open. I made sure not to spray any of the trim or source of heat, as instructed. The instructions say that the product should not be left for longer than 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, I opened the oven door and used a damp cloth and some kitchen roll to wipe over the surfaces. The dirt and grease just came away SO easily. I had no idea so much dirt was in my oven, but I used tonnes of kitchen roll, each time I wiped it was black. After wiping away all the grease, I then used a wet sponge just to make sure all dirt was gone. The oven cleaner left my oven sparkling!
There is no need to really scrub away, as the dirt comes away so easily when using this product. It makes cleaning your oven really, really easy!
You must make sure you air the oven out afterwards, as I can imagine the smell of the cleaner will stick around if you were to use the oven straight away, contaminating any foods cooked.
=== The product ===
This is a powerful oven cleaner from Mr Muscle and comes provided in an aluminium spray can.
=== How I use this ===
Generally I just open my oven door, spray this all over and leave for around half an hour with the oven door open. I then use a damp cloth and a sponge to remove all the residue and the foam. This is incredibly simple to use, in my opinion. I have also used this on baking trays with stubborn marks including one baking tray that was actually set on fire in the oven (long story!) and I used the same application technique of applying it, leaving it to soak for 30 minutes and then wiping off.
=== Does this work? ===
Yes. This is absolutely fantastic at removing grime, dirt and blackened oil and food from my oven & baking trays. There is no scrubbing required, on my part, to remove anything. I just spray, leave and wipe back off. I have used this on all aspects of my oven, except the element & the rubber trim, and this has worked fantastically well on all surfaces so far. My grill tray was set on fire a few months ago and I had kept it stored hoping that I could find something to salvage it with, rather than purchasing a new one, and this was fantastic for the job once I suddenly realised I could use this on it. Both the grill and the tray itself were covered in black soot and ingrained fats & residue and this product helped to lift these in just 30 minutes. I was able to wipe the foam clean with a sponge scourer and very minimal residue was left behind. I repeated this a week later to ensure that the last of the marks were removed and this is now looking as pristine as ever which is fantastic as it saved me forking out for a new grill tray to fit my oven.
=== Guidelines ===
Rubber gloves should be worn while using this & arms should be protected. Pilot light or electricity must be turned off before using this spray. The floor around the oven should be protected well & for easy application oven racks should be removed. You then need to shake can very well, hold upright at all times, spray 20-30cm away. Do not spray oven trim, pilot light or heating element. Do not leave for more than 30 minutes. Ventilate oven and surrounding area well before using oven again.
=== Ingredients ===
<5% Anionic Surfactants, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Polycarboxylates, Perfume, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene.
=== Where can I buy this for & for how much? ===
This can be purchased from most supermarkets and Sainsburys are currently selling this in store & online at www.sainsburys.co.uk for £3.00 per 300ml bottle.
=== Overall opinion ===
Obviously there are a whole host of guidelines as this is a very strong product. I did not use gloves but took care to apply this and took care when removing this. I removed my jewellry before using this and I did put an old towel I use for dyeing my hair on to the floor just to ensure that no damage occurred if some of this was spilt. I found that 30 minutes was more than enough for this product to be left on, particularly because of the harsh smell. When using this on oven trays I did find myself ensuring that I covered my mouth with a clean tea towel because this was just making me cough otherwise.
I have found that this works incredibly well. Like I have said above I left this for just 30 minutes and was able to wipe my oven clean. There were some large patches of grime & grease on the bottom of my oven and on the glass door and the dirt & residue was literally just lifted with the wipe of a sponge after using this. My oven door did require a little more elbow grease but this has not been cleaned for a whole year and therefore the dirt and grime was ingrained on and needed a little bit of elbow work.
I have been very impressed with the quality of this cleaner. It works well and allows me to give my oven a clean once a month with minimal effort. I find that a little goes a long way and I have been able to last a can for around 5 months so far, including cleaning my baking trays several times, and still have some left. While the £3.00 price tag may seem a little bit expensive, when compared to other oven cleaners, I would be more than willing to pay this just because it makes my life a lot simpler and allows me to do my most hated household job with ease.
The only reason that I feel this is deserving of 4/5 is because the smell is incredibly strong and while this is to be expected I did not expect it to make me cough quite as much as it did & felt that the guidelines should probably advise covering your mouth.
I must point out that I suffer from sensitive skin at times and suffered no adverse skin affects from using this product.
Mr. Muscle Oven Cleaner
We use our oven quiet a lot and it must be somewhere around five times a week. It's just always very easy to use the oven and since I hate cooking I often put a pizza or something similar in the oven. Now although I use it almost every day I'm not really good with cleaning it and especially not the inside of the oven. Maybe it's because you close the door of the oven and you don't see it anymore. But that doesn't mean you don't have to clean it.
Cleaning the oven can be a horrible task and I don't think anyone really enjoys doing it. If you like me don't clean it every time after you used it you have spills and grease everywhere which you almost have to scrape off. Luckily you have products like Mr. Muscle Oven cleaner.
This product is made by the SC Johnson company and is also responsible for other cleaning products for the entire house. The Muscle Oven cleaner comes in a tall can with a picture of a silver oven and it contains all basic information like product name, how to use it and ingredients. On top you will find a red/orange cap and underneath the white push down button with a nozzle. In the can is a rich foam which you need to spray in the oven.
On the can you can read that you don't need to heat up the oven, which you sometimes have to do with other products. You need to cover the surroundings of the oven and clear all the oven racks. Before using the can you need to sake it well and then you can use the spray with a 20 to 30 cm distance. You need to over all indoor surfaces and the oven door but not the heating element, light and oven trim. Wait for 30 minutes and then use a damp cloth to remove it. Before you can use the oven again you need to ventilate it first.
Does it actually works? It does. I was quiet amazed how much grease actually came off. You do need to cover the floor in front of the oven because it does drip and gets a bit messy. With a cloth you can get the grease off and you can see the cloth getting pretty black. The only negative thing I can say is that it doesn't really smell nice and you really have that cleaning product smell afterwards but that was gone the next day.
I think for 1,99 pounds you can't really go wrong with this one. Five stars.
My oven back in Nottingham has a tendency to set the fire/ heat alarms off in the flat when the smallest bit of food is left on the bottom or you cook with it more than 5 times. Honestly, it drives me and my flatmates completely insane because none of us have ever had an experience with an oven like this before. It means we can't cook when we come home after a night out. I finish work pretty late at night and get home at nearly midnight sometimes and I come home starving. My stupid oven stops me from being able to cook what I want sometimes. After a couple of months of this, we finally had enough and knew we had to buy something powerful to fix our problem.
The three of us took a trip to Asda on a mission to find an oven cleaner that would solve all of our problems. Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner was the product we decided to go with as it is a well known brand name and is known for doing all of the jobs that no one really likes doing. For a 300ml can of this product, it will cost you around £2.60. I was really expecting something like this to cost a fair bit more but I found the price really reasonable even before I had used it. It can be found in all good supermarkets.
To use the oven cleaner, you can either just spray the foam on the spots that need cleaning or if you're like me, you can spray the whole oven. I like to spray the whole oven because sometimes there can be little bits that need cleaning that you don't see or that you might accidentally miss so this is the best way to be sure that your oven is really clean after use. The spray foams up really quickly so you really don't need to spray it for a long time in order to get the best results. A little really does go a long way in this case. The oven has to be cold before using this product so don't think it will make it any better if you use the foam while it is still slightly warm or even hot.
I tend to leave the foam on for about 15-20 minutes and normally, it's because I forget I have put it on while I'm off doing something else. This product works by emulsifying any baked on food or spills in the oven and that's what makes it different from many other oven cleaners. Once I have left the foam to work for a while, I have always found it really easy to remove. As I begin to wipe away the foam with a basic cleaning cloth, I can quickly see the results. Each part that I wipe away reveals a clean and shiny oven and because of that, I was quickly impressed with Mr Muscle. That being said, the damp cloth does come away looking extremely disgusting and I usually have to use a couple just to get rid of all of the dirt and foam. After your oven is lovely and clean again, you are advised to leave the oven door open for a couple of hours just to air out the fumes and to make it safe to cook again. The chemicals really do smell so I wouldn't advise anyone to stay around the oven for too long while you're in the process of cleaning it.
I advise you to use rubber gloves when using this product due to it being a particularly harsh chemical. The can does advise you to not let the foam get in contact with any skin so I would also wear something long sleeved at the same time just to be safe. The whole can lasted me for 4 cleans but I think I may have gone a little bit overboard with the spraying the first couple of times. Even though that doesn't seem like much, I think this was very reasonable for the price and it made each clean cost only 65p so when you think about it like that, it isn't bad at all. I will definitely buy this product again and probably wont even try anything else similar now.
Mr Muscle oven cleaner.
You know the situation. You have made a lovely shepherds pie which is all gooey and juicy and as it is cooking in your oven it is splattering the tomato sauce all over the oven and the cheese is oozing all down the side of the pan and collecting in a nice pool on the bottom of your oven. You have a wonderful dinner but then afterwards are faced with that awful task of cleaning the oven. Well, that is where my man Mr Muscle comes in. Mr Muscle promises to make your oven sparkle, perfect!!
I use a lot of Mr Muscle products around the house and I can always count on him to make the job a bit easier and that results in me having a lovely clean home again. This oven cleaner is no different, it really does the job and without the muscle from me. I have a range master which is quite a big oven inside but this foam spray tackles it really well. It is a very easy cleaning product to use. You basically just spray the liquid on the spots you need or like me I tend to spray it indiscriminately around the oven to make sure everything is covered although I usually use too much product as this only really needs the recommended amount to clean.
Once you have sprayed the liquid on it tends to form a foam fairly quickly and it is this foam that has a unique scouring formula which, according to the can, works by emulsifying the baked on grease, food and spills. You have to do this on a cold oven obviously otherwise you would burn yourself so by this time the food really is baked on. In fact, I have used this product several days after a nasty spill in the oven and it works as well then as it does if you have just baked your food.
Once I have sprayed the formula on I tend to leave it for about 15 minutes. I'm not really sure if this makes a difference but I like to think I am giving it time to work before rubbing away the food and formula. The best thing about this oven cleaner though is once you have let it get to work all you need to do is use a damp cloth to wipe away the excess and it really is amazing to see what comes off in the cloth, although it is rather disgusting and will make you wish you cleaned your oven much earlier. The product does have quite a chemical smell to it but with this kind of deep cleaning cleaner you expect that and afterwards when you actually use your oven there is no odour and no transfer onto your food which is good to know.
As it is a powerful cleaner there are precautions written on the can that I do recommend following such as to wear rubber gloves so when reaching into the back of the oven you do not get it on your arms and information on what to do if it does come in contact with your skin.
A great cleaner for one of the worst household tasks!!