Stop Fighting Soap Scum: Clean your tub/shower the Easy Way!

by - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Do you have a fiberglass tub/shower surround? Are you tired of scrubbing it with a plethora of cleaning solutions?  Then try this method--it will have you saying “Where have you been all of my life?” This post contains affiliate links.  Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. 

    Seriously . . . It only takes two EASY steps and two very unlikely products!

    Grab some fume free oven cleaner such as this (Generic brand probably works just as well):

    Easy Off Max Fume Free Oven Cleaner

    And stock up on some Mr. Clean Magic Erasers:


    • Spray the oven cleaner all over that tub/shower.  
    • Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. 
    • Wet your “sponge” and wring it out.  
    • Then you'll be able to easily wipe that soap scum away! 
    No scrubbing, no sweating, no grunting---while you're trying to get into the corners--and best of all, you won't need to air out your entire house to rid the fumes! Your shower will be gleaming and I promise you will thank me!

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    1. Very interesting! I will have to give this a try!

    2. I am intrigued by this idea! I'm going to try it. I am tired of scrubbing and sweating away on our tub/shower combo! - Karen

    3. We have a fiberglass shower pan, and it always looks grungy (and it's only 3 years old!). I'm going to try this...thanks!

    4. Okay, Carli, do you have any idea if this works with tile?

    5. You BET I'm gonna thank you! I am ON it! I actually put off cleaning them because I HATE THE scrubbing!! I'm gonna try this out!

    6. Totally will give this a try! I love any tip that prevents me from working too hard. :)

    7. I never would have guessed oven cleaner would work in the bathroom... Very cool! Thank you for sharing!
      Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

    8. Oh my goodness!! I'm a blog-reading addict and I've never actually commented on anything before, but after I tried this, I couldn't not say "thank you" This literally saved me hours! I really hate cleaning our fiberglass tubs and showers because it takes SOOO long and is such a chore!! But this is a miracle cleaner. I will never dread cleaning bathrooms again! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! In the five years that I have lived in my home, the shower and tubs have never been so shiny!

    9. Very cleaver! I have been putting off the bathrooms because of the grunting that comes with it! I will give this a try tomorrow! Thanks! Please visit me anytime at

    10. Hey Carli, I wanted to let you know that I tried this on my deck chairs and it worked beautifully! They are so nice and clean and ready for summer! Thank you for sharing!

    11. Impressive!! I tried it and it works! Sprayed and waited around 1/2 hour then used a brush to scrub off the foam.. and oh my God the foam turns brown and fiberglass shiny white!! So Happy! Thank you so much for your post!!


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