This waffle iron was hard to clean. I sprayed it with oven cleaner 3 times, & let it sit for a couple of days each time. A whole spray can, emptied. So, because I ran out, I quit! I scrubbed with a wire brush, & steel wool. This is not a perfect restore by any means, but it is better than it was when I got it. Maybe I will try again someday soon. Regardless, I can't wait to use it.