Oven cleaning

djcla

Distinguished Member
Own up then, how often do you clean your oven? I'll be honest we had a company out to clean ours a few years back. I just never bother maybe once a year at best.
 

blue max

Distinguished Member
Never. There I said it. It's a pretty large range cooker, so doesn't seem to suffer too badly.
 

NorvernRob

Distinguished Member
My wife did ours with one of those kits where you put the racks in bags with what I assume is an acid cleaner. The result? Some leaked onto the kitchen floor and permanently etched stains into the black tiles.

She won't be cleaning it again.
 

Flashy

Well-known Member
We never do it. When we lived in a rented flat, we watched in awe as a man from a proper company worked his magic on the day we moved in. Now, a few years on and in our own home, we get them out when it really needs doing. Fifty quid well spent, if you ask me, as I know if I did it it'd never be properly clean, it'd take hours and I'd get grumpy.
 

chump

Well-known Member
I've been in my place for 7 years and never cleaned the oven. Got a guy in to do it like above for 50 quid. It now looks brand new. He took the whole inside to bits and cleaned absolutely everything and even replaced the bulb which karked it years ago. Well worth the money imo
 
God I clean mine every week and line the bottom with foil, it catches quite a lot and saves the cooker looking dirty and I even use my ex's toothbrush to clean the hob

But then I'm a clean freak and can't go to bed without swept kitchen floor and hoovered.
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
When it looks grim. Then I scrape the easy stuff off and use oven pride gel stuff to chemical the rest off. A few quid from a supermarket and a bit of work so not too bad.

The racks go in a bag with some gel to do the same. Stick these out the back door so no norvernrob wife type issues :)
 

rousetafarian

Moderator
I last used Weber BBQ cleaner in the spray bottle for the inside surfaces, worked a treat.
 

Bugbait

Well-known Member
When the juices start dripping out the front because it’s so blocked.

Recently had a professional out to clean it for £55 and as many have mentioned above, well worth it. Just watching him clean for a few minutes was more than enough to know it was money very well spent. It looked almost new when he was done. Removed the doors and changed the bulb (that blew ages ago).
 

JimmyMac

Distinguished Member
Probably do mine 2-3 times a year, I use the oven pride kit which works wonders on the shelves and such, its a messy job but the results are worth it
 

Saldawop

Distinguished Member
Anyone in London had theirs professionally cleaned? If so ,by who and would you recommend them?
 

heathen666

Distinguished Member
We get a local company to do it once a year, this has been bought forward after my wife managed to set fire to some bacon she was grilling.
 

heathen666

Distinguished Member
Didn't really care about the bacon, but this was last week and we've only just got rid of the smell.

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heathen666

Distinguished Member
Or as Greg says on Masterchef "enthusiastically crisp"

Anyways, thanks to the people at Boatman, my Ovens are shiny again. £60 well spent :thumbsup:
 

DIYlady

Distinguished Member
I wipe out regularly and clean the glass, but have "Oven-U" out a couple of times a year for a profession clean. Used the same company in my son's new place recently. As others have said, it really. Is worth it.
 

DonnaB

Novice Member
I`m using homemade oven cleaner - 8 tsp baking soda + 8 tsp dish liquid + 6 tsp vinegar and do this job regularly. It's cheap and easy.
 

Rorifett

Distinguished Member
As an update to this thread, my other half got ammonia from amazon, put the oven on low temp or something with the ammonia in there and honestly was like a brand new oven again, look for the ammonia tip online, it stinks when it's fresh and the next day or two it's a bit manky in the house but worked wonders on the oven. No more oven cleaning for me, poor asthma can't handle the fumes woohoo!
 

DonnaB

Novice Member
As an update to this thread, my other half got ammonia from amazon, put the oven on low temp or something with the ammonia in there and honestly was like a brand new oven again, look for the ammonia tip online, it stinks when it's fresh and the next day or two it's a bit manky in the house but worked wonders on the oven. No more oven cleaning for me, poor asthma can't handle the fumes woohoo!

You grabbed my attention! Sounds really interesting. I'll ask Google for more info :) Thanks!
 

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