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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

Other

35.09% • 20 votes

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57 votes in total.

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  • Penny-Pincher!!
    • #2
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:05 PM
    • #2
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:05 PM
    We use the Astonish paste and can be bought for 1 in the cheap shops. Should last about 4-5 cleans and doesnt smell.

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    • morganb
    • By morganb 13th Feb 07, 3:13 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:13 PM
    • #3
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:13 PM
    Have you tried Stardrops?
    My oven gleams since I switched to this.
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  • bucksliz
    • #4
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:22 PM
    • #4
    • 13th Feb 07, 3:22 PM
    Thanks guys! Where do you get Stardrops? Never heard of it!
    • morganb
    • By morganb 13th Feb 07, 5:12 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:12 PM
    • #5
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:12 PM
    I got mine from Wilkinsons. I think ASDA also stock it. It really is amazing stuff. I put some in a plant mister, watered it down, sprayed it on the oven, came back ten minutes later and wiped it clean. Really as easy as that.
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  • Jayar
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:12 PM
    • #6
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:12 PM
    Yep, I can vouch for stardrops in the oven. We inherited a combination microwave oven and it really was in a dreadful state. I don't think it had been properly cleaned (Between you and me, I think that is why she wanted to give it away )
    Anyway, I tried everything I had - the full arsenal, and while I got rid of most of it, it was still grungy. The other day I poured neat stardrops on the burnt on bits, left it for an hour or so and, with a bit of scrubbing, it's like new again
    We get ours from Semi-Chem - about 69p I think. But loads of places sell it.
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    • morganlefay
    • By morganlefay 13th Feb 07, 5:35 PM
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    • 13th Feb 07, 5:35 PM
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    • 13th Feb 07, 5:35 PM
    I haven't tried Stardrops which I only met when I started reading here but I think my all-time favourite is the stuff you get from Lakeland in a bottle. You paint it on with a brush and leave it till it has turned into something that looks like Marmite (yuk) then rinse off, repeating if necessary. Spectacular !! It seems expensive but because it works perfectly I think it's worth it !!
    • Wickedkitten
    • By Wickedkitten 13th Feb 07, 5:40 PM
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    • #8
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:40 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:40 PM
    I use soda crystals and water.
  • bommer
    • #9
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:49 PM
    • #9
    • 13th Feb 07, 5:49 PM
    I like oven pride which works wonders
  • LJM
    starclen is a tougher version of stardrops i use this for my oven
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  • miss pink
    Soda crystals and hot water is good. No choking fit when your heads in the oven! and its cheap too, 52p in tesco.
    Have'nt found Stardrops yet, keep looking though.
  • abby'smum
    Bicarb and water - now have a lovely clean oven. Just make sure you rinse it off well. Is also v.good for cleaning the fridge. Hope this helps am forum virgin
  • Kazonline
    I use vinegar and sprinkle with bicarb, give a good rub with my gloved hand, and rinse. Depending on how bad it is I sometimes do it a couple of times - but the bonus is the oven is nice and fresh. I know this combination (vinegar & bicarb) is said to undo the work of the other - but it works for me - and the bottom of mine gets fairly bad.
    I really should clean after every use..... but then I'm no domestic goddess
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    • honey
    • By honey 16th Feb 07, 6:34 AM
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    honey
    Soda crystals and hot water is good. No choking fit when your heads in the oven! and its cheap too, 52p in tesco.
    Have'nt found Stardrops yet, keep looking though.
    by miss pink
    Another vote for soda crystals and hot water - works a treat .



    (Hello and welcome abby'smum )
    • kittie
    • By kittie 18th Feb 07, 9:48 AM
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    I`ve used oven pride for the first time today and I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use. I am impressed with the bag and how leakproof it is. No smell and the bottle doesn`t drip. I have to be patient for another hour and then I`ll start wiping.

    All down to me cooking a goose breast and forgetting to clean the oven before pre-heating to 250 (sourdough bread on a stone). I was nearly gassed out of the house when I opened the oven door. Of course everything got well and truly baked on and my, how that little breast splashed

    I`ll be using stardrops after this clean, although I am keeping the bit of oven pride I have left for emergencies

    It`s going to be covered casseroles from now on

    and I hate being on my hands and knees. What a stupid design of an oven
    • whatatwit
    • By whatatwit 18th Feb 07, 10:38 AM
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    whatatwit
    Does the stardrops or the other OS cleaners work on the glass panel in the door also.
    I really must get my head inside that oven and clean the thing.
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    • kscour
    • By kscour 18th Feb 07, 10:41 AM
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    kscour
    got to put in my vote for lakeland plastics oven cleaner - it's not cheap but it does a brilliant job and it doesn't smell
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  • grannybroon
    LJM - How dilute do you do Starclen for the oven please? My oven in desperate need of a little tlc. I have Stardrops and Starclen in the cupboard so will need to work up a bit of elbow grease!

    GB
    • CLARABEL
    • By CLARABEL 18th Feb 07, 3:03 PM
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    CLARABEL
    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhnonnoooo

    all this talk of clening ovens...mine really needs doing!

    ho hum....i might do it.....



    or i might just sit here for a while
  • LJM
    LJM - How dilute do you do Starclen for the oven please? My oven in desperate need of a little tlc. I have Stardrops and Starclen in the cupboard so will need to work up a bit of elbow grease!

    GB
    by grannybroon
    hi it says on the bottle 4-5 tablespoons i think but i just quart filled a spray bottle and filled up with water but i use neat on stubborn bits,though test a bit on your oven first just in case and where gloves if your prone to dry skin
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