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Canadian Tire Kitchen Mission | Shark Portable Steam Cleaner vs. Stove & Oven

I have been putting off cleaning my stove and oven for far too long. It needed to be done, but it’s one job that I dread doing. It’s actually mostly the oven because I’m so sensitive to chemicals and the oven cleaner burns! I always feel dizzy and lightheaded and end up with a rash on my arms. Let’s just say I let my oven go for far too long.

I decided to just get it done and over with so I got out my Shark Portable Steam Cleaner from Canadian Tire and began the task at hand. I started with the lesser of the two evils: my stove. It was yucky and in need of some TLC. The burners had stuck on food that now looked like soot that is usually a pain to get off. I used the nylon bristle brush attachment and was amazed at how well the steam dissolved the mess and it was only just a matter of a quick wipe.

I even lifted up the stove top and discovered a treasure trove of gunk underneath. Thankfully, it was no match for the Shark and was clean in no time.

I used the Detail Cleaning Pocket Attachment to clean the surface and remove and stains or smudges.

It actually didn’t take me to long to do the stove top  and I was pretty darn impressed with myself when I was done.

Next up was the oven….and I was nervous and excited to see how the Shark Portable Steam Cleaner would do. Would it be hard to get off all the stuck on oven grease? How long would it take me to do the job?

I started on the inside of the oven door and worked my way in. This was a task for the tough little nylon bristle brush. I needed its deep scrubbing action to tackle this mess.

I told you it was bad…

The interior wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be to come clean. I did it in quadrants and steamed and scrubbed and area for a good two minutes. Then I’d give it quick wipe and repeat. I can actually see the bottom of my oven now and I did it with NO cleaners. Just the good ol’ power of steam.

Can I tell you again how much steam cleaners rock? I never thought in a million years that I would be able to clean my stove and oven with one.

As a Canadian Tire Home Crew member I was provided with a free product (Shark Portable Steam Cleaner) and an honorarium for my participation in the program. All opinions expressed are my own.

This Home Crew post highlights my stories & tips with promotional consideration made possible by Canadian Tire. If you want to uncover your home’s true potential, stay tuned to the Home Crew for my missions. 

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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