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Results: What oven cleaning method works best for you?

I use Stardrops

1.75% • 1 votes

I use Astonish

3.51% • 2 votes

I use Soda Crystals

3.51% • 2 votes

I use Oven Pride

24.56% • 14 votes

I use Mr Muscle

8.77% • 5 votes

I use Oven Mate

15.79% • 9 votes

I use Brillo pads and lots of elbow grease

7.02% • 4 votes


35.09% • 20 votes

You may not vote on this poll

57 votes in total.

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    • danih
    • By danih 16th Feb 14, 12:53 PM
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    Off to poundstretchers I go. Thanks everyone! !!
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    • Greenqueen
    • By Greenqueen 16th Feb 14, 2:31 PM
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    Oven Pride wrecked my oven. It`s great for removable trays, metal shelves and glass door. BUT... I squirted some on the oven floor and left it to soak for 10 mins whilst I washed some dishes in the sink. When I went back to wipe it off the metal? was bubbling up. It subsequently cracked in several places and chunks have fallen out.
    • hilstep2000
    • By hilstep2000 16th Feb 14, 3:58 PM
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    Oven Pride is on offer at Poundstretcher for 2.99. I paid 50 after Xmas for a man to come and do both of mine. It was like new when he finished, worth every penny!
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    • danih
    • By danih 16th Feb 14, 6:54 PM
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    Omagh poundstretchers doing 2 oven prides for 5 - Deal!!!

    Oven now much cleaner. Left shelves to soak bit longer.

    My oven was "donated" by the previous tenants of my unfurnished rental. Landlord was planning to dump it, but as it still worked we said we would use it. We had to source fridge, freezer, all furniture so worked out well. The grill is a gonner. Half still turns on, other half has bn bending slowly downwards over past 4 years - v odd.

    Can I use same stuff on glass doors?
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    • jetplane
    • By jetplane 16th Feb 14, 6:58 PM
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    Steam clean by a professional is the best way to clean your oven. Not the cheapest but there is no doubt it's worth it.
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 16th Feb 14, 7:36 PM
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    I've used oven pride in the past and it does work well. A good wash with hot soapy water little and often afterwards cuts the cost even more
    • Kathy535
    • By Kathy535 16th Feb 14, 10:08 PM
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    Another vote for oven pride - it's really effective and really easy. And I also got an oven floor liner which is great, I just wipe the liner and shelves over every month or so and clean the oven once a year (usually just after Christmas when the Xmas day duck has made the overnight smoke and smell fatty). I no longer feel ashamed when the mother in law has a good peer in when she comes for dinner!
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 16th Feb 14, 10:16 PM
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    Ms Chocaholic
    Another vote for Oven Pride - I had previously used Lakeland oven cleaner which, although great and fumeless like Oven Pride, was more hard work as you had to paint it onto the oven trays, unlike Oven Pride where you just put them in a bag with the mixture and let it do the job itself.

    I'd definitely recommend it.
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    • bouncydog1
    • By bouncydog1 16th Feb 14, 10:21 PM
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    Do not use oven pride on the glass doors - our last oven door exploded which may be related! It was like a small bomb going off and not funny as DD and I were in the kitchen with no shoes in when it happened. DH picked us up and carried us out of the glass which went about 25 feet into the conservatory!
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 16th Feb 14, 10:38 PM
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    Oh WOW. I've always put my glass doors in the bag with the shelves etc and they've been fine with Oven Pride. I'll watch it in future. Mind you, only cleaning your oven once a year - if that- probably means that the glass doors are still in shock when plunged into cleaning solution and are too confused by the unaccustomed cleanliness to explode, shatter or do anything but ask themselves, "What was all that about?"

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  • Ethan Cresdee
    I used oven pride before and i was fairly happy with the results.. but now i'm having a cleaner deal with the oven from time to time..
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    • Frugalsod
    • By Frugalsod 18th Feb 14, 11:38 AM
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    Steam clean by a professional is the best way to clean your oven. Not the cheapest but there is no doubt it's worth it.
    Originally posted by jetplane
    I would imagine if you had your own you could do it yourself.
    • flipperni
    • By flipperni 24th Feb 14, 2:26 AM
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    Poundland do a product similar to oven pride. It is just as good. Glass window paint scraper for the glass oven door works well to to get rid of the worst, i use a Brillo pad to clean off the rest, mines is an old cooker but it has never done the glass any harm. I do be all pleased with myself when i do my oven. :-)
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