Your Household Tip of the Day: Easy Off to Clean the Shower


The house we rent has a white fiberglass shower pan. It gets dirty. Like, so dirty I am not going to take a photo of it to show you.

It is also difficult to clean, because it has grooves radiating out from the drain like spokes. Gunk gets stuck. Even Cadillac has a hard time cleaning it. Tried bleach, Scrubbing Bubbles, Soft Scrub.

Then I happened to see a post for using oven cleaner to clean your tub. It’s apparently important to use Easy Off Fume Free with the blue lid(say other sources, not the one I linked, which though it’s reliable Reader’s Digest doesn’t have this info).

Like this:

I left the Easy Off on for a couple of hours. It says it’s fume free, but it’s not, though I guess it is less toxic.

When I got back, I scrubbed the shower with a plastic sponge. The dirt lifted right off.

I guess it makes sense. Easy Off is designed to lift off grease and baked on gunk, and the stuff in the shower is probably (ew) a combo of skin and grease and soap scum and hard water.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

One thought on “Your Household Tip of the Day: Easy Off to Clean the Shower

  1. Yay, a new tip. I found another good one. I use dishwasher soap the liquid kind to scrub the toilets with. Great on porcelain.
    I’ll have to try to Easy Off. Thanks.

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