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    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 16th Jun 17, 1:51 PM
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    Professional Oven cleaning
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    • 16th Jun 17, 1:51 PM
    Professional Oven cleaning 16th Jun 17 at 1:51 PM
    I know it isn't very money saving, but has anyone had their oven cleaned professionally? How much does it cost? Did the job live up to your expectations?

    My oven is really disgusting, and I'm wondering whether I need to invest in a thorough clean, and then start from scratch with regular cleans myself before it gets too bad again.

    many thanks,
    GQ
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 16th Jun 17, 1:57 PM
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    I have only ever done the really evil stuff that comes in a kit with a big bag for your shelves and gunk to spread on the oven walls and leave for hours. That was pretty effective if you choose to go DIY
    • hex2
    • By hex2 16th Jun 17, 2:15 PM
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    I have. £70 for a stainless steel range oven and hob. Took two of them a couple of hours, It was filthy and it came out looking lovely. They take the inside panels off for chemical treatment, and use power tool things to make the hob bits spotless.

    Could I have got it that clean myself? No, I don't think so, but I also hope I don't have to get them in again as I am trying to keep on top of it now. I have invested a few pounds in some oven liners to make it easier to keep clean in the future.

    I did it after a friend used one of those offer companies to get hers done and she said it was good. I searched for local company rather than do that, and found that the price was roughly similar anyway.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 16th Jun 17, 2:30 PM
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    I used a local company , cost £40 for a double oven , when I first moved in here. All the chrome bits taken outside and soaked in something in the van whilst the rest was done by hand . was 100% better when she was finished


    I now just keep it clean on an ongoing basis and use an over liner at the bottom to avoid drips of stuff baking solid
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    • By moneyistooshorttomention 16th Jun 17, 2:33 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:33 PM
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    When I had a cooker that needed cleaning - then I put a large oven tray at the bottom of it to catch "drips". I was wary of using oven liners myself - ie heating up plastic and wondering about fumes etc.

    Thankfully - I recently got a new kitchen anyway and cookers these days seem to have the self-cleaning "burn it all off as it goes" thingie with them. That was another blessing of having a new kitchen imo
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    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 16th Jun 17, 4:16 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:16 PM
    Many thanks, all. Mine is really getting me down. I have used the "overnight bag for the shelves" cleaner, and that's the best I've used, but it's still a job I hate.

    All the comments are positive about the end result, so the only decision I need to make now is whether I can afford it!

    GQ
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 16th Jun 17, 4:39 PM
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    I haven't but know someone who had the oven & hob cleaned. Oven came out beautifully but the rings on the cast iron hob have now rusted slightly & need to be regularly oiled. No idea how much it cost.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 16th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
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    There's always an offer on Groupon, go through tcb.£35.

    I had mine done, was here an hour, oven looked great afterwards. I paid £10 for the hob but I don't think that was any better than I could have done myself.

    I will definitely pay to have my oven cleaned once per year.
    Last edited by JIL; 17-06-2017 at 7:13 PM. Reason: Spell check changed hob to job, I changed it back.
    • Cupcake Returns
    • By Cupcake Returns 16th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
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    I always use oven pride. It's usually only around £3 and a bottle will do two ovens

    Yes it's a hateful job, but I've found if I keep on top of it, it's not too hard. I've a double oven and I mainly use the top one so its that one that's cleaned monthly, the large one is around once every three months

    I do clean the glass doors and wipe off any spills with each use. I also use oven trays so spills are contained

    If your oven has got to the stage where it's just beyond you ( and none of us are perfect) then pay for a professional clean, then buy liners for the bottom and use something like oven pride to keep on top of it. It's a lot easier keeping something clean then trying to clean something that's beyond you
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 16th Jun 17, 11:33 PM
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    Many thanks, all. Mine is really getting me down. I have used the "overnight bag for the shelves" cleaner, and that's the best I've used, but it's still a job I hate.

    All the comments are positive about the end result, so the only decision I need to make now is whether I can afford it!

    GQ
    Originally posted by GreenQueen
    I would go for it and then clean it regularly yourself so you don't need to pay out again. The company near me charge £50. What I like is that they don't just get the oven clean, but they also leave the kitchen spotless and take the rubbish away.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 17th Jun 17, 1:03 AM
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    I myself do like above, I have a tray below to collect drips as that tray costs a few quid at most and saves time and effort scrubbing it down, still get a few pieces which I am not sure how to get rid of as its a new oven so don't want to use abrasive stuff.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 17th Jun 17, 8:42 AM
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    I used a local firm here in London. £59 for a double oven.

    Mine had got into a real state, beyond the sort of clean I could do myself. It was £59 very well spent - my ovens weren't simply clean they looked like new. Up to me now to keep them looking clean.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 17th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
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    I had mine done by a smashing lady who was in partnership with her Dad.Brilliant job and well worth the £50 I paid.She even replaced the faulty light bulb in the oven.

    I have a remoska which I use more now, my oven only goes on for when I make cookies or cake now so its easier to keep clean.But I thought it was brilliant and saved my back and joints as I find as I have got older bending more of a problem and I just don't get down on my knees anymore due to difficulty getting up again .
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 17th Jun 17, 5:36 PM
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    I find as I have got older bending more of a problem and I just don't get down on my knees anymore due to difficulty getting up again .
    Originally posted by JackieO
    I know just what you mean - I can get down but the getting up again is a problem! I have a garden kneeler/seat that gets used more in the house than it does outside but it does help. Also, over the last couple of years I've re-organised my storage (all around the house) so that items I use a lot are in places that I don't have to bend down to and I keep the lower areas for stuff that's not used much.

    As for the OP question, I'd go for it as it would be money well spent. After all, we're worth it!

    Other than baking, my oven doesn't get used as much now as it used to either, but when needed I give it a quick wipe out after use and also have a once-redundant shallow tray covered in foil in the bottom to catch any drips. I take the shelves out regularly and give them a quick scrub with a stainless steel pad. I tend to use the SC more often than not as I find that easier and it saves money too.
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