...to pay to have my cooker cleaned?

(46 Posts)
MrsSippy Tue 30-Jul-13 20:09:20

It's bloomin' horrible and I just don't want to do it, and no bugger else will do it for me.

WIBU to scour the yellow pages rather than the cooker???

marriedinwhiteisback Tue 30-Jul-13 20:40:25

Mario does mine. 75 for a double oven twice a year. In my new house I'm having a catalytic self cleaning oven though and its above waist height so I won't have to get on my knees to give it a wipe over.

valiumredhead Tue 30-Jul-13 20:45:18

Mine is self cleaning-does sod allhmm sad

But my next oven will be up high as I can't kneel down.

Cocodale Tue 30-Jul-13 20:48:01

No never they do a far better job without any of those nasty chemical smells in your house.

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Jul-13 20:50:30

Yes, he takes it out to the magic van. wink

Yanbu. I was thinking of doing the same. The idea of getting on my hands and knees and breathing in the nuclear toxic fumes of ovenpride at 6 months pregnant isn't an appealing one.

Go for it.

TangfasticMrFoxalastic Tue 30-Jul-13 20:54:03

Yanbu, I have a window cleaner and it's money well spent smile
Am also just about to book someone to come and clean a rug that ds has well and truly run rampant on

ThePinkOcelot Tue 30-Jul-13 20:59:54

I had a self cleaning oven and decided to do a clean one day. Put it on pyrolytic clean and it blew the elements! Wish I had left it dirty, either that or got someone in to do it. Ended up needing a new oven! Anyway I digress, yes go for it.

I have a self cleaning oven and it's fan-bloody-tastic. Would never buy anything else grin

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 30-Jul-13 21:04:07

Am I the only one that cleans my own oven? My mother would be proud she thinks I'm a complete slattern (she's mostly right).

nagynolonger Tue 30-Jul-13 21:13:20

I would never have a cleaner and we do all our own decorating and window cleaning. I do have my oven cleaned properly every 6 months. He even cleaned the BBQ last time (it had been left dirty from last summerblush). He charged £60 for the oven and the BBQ. From now on we pay or DH does it.

marriedinwhiteisback Tue 30-Jul-13 21:26:49

Why would you never have a cleaner or a window cleaner or a decorator? Do you enjoy those jobs? I can understand some people do and I also think it's a matter of scale.

PrincessKitKat Tue 30-Jul-13 21:31:40

I was so happy I took photos of my newly cleaned oven and sent them to my friends. I got back a picture of one friends new fridge and someone else's newly turfed lawn grin

We're getting old.

Plomino Tue 30-Jul-13 21:34:34

Absolutely do it . It is my most hated job over and above all others . Last time had I two nice young men on their hands and knees , and it was like new ! Well worth the £75 . It needs doing again now though . Personally we pay as many people as we can afford to get the stuff we either hate or are crap at done . If we can, and it gives someone else a living , why not ? We pay plumbers and electricians , it's just another trade .

flipchart Tue 30-Jul-13 21:38:24

I have mine done twice a year at 35quid a go.

Worth it!

TallulahBetty Tue 30-Jul-13 21:38:59

YABU. It's a horrible job. In our local admag, there's a woman who will do it for £20. I am seriously considering it.

TallulahBetty Tue 30-Jul-13 21:39:33

YANBU* whoops.

RibenaFiend Tue 30-Jul-13 21:44:03

...now I want my oven cleaned too!

Trigglesx Tue 30-Jul-13 21:44:25

H didn't think it was worth the money, but now we're separated, I'll be saving a bit of cash aside to get it done this autumn. grin It's one job I'm not willing to struggle with.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Tue 30-Jul-13 21:45:28

£40 sounds like it would be worth it

willyoulistentome Tue 30-Jul-13 21:45:56

YANBU. I've had it done - it's like having a brand new oven. Well worth the money.

Must get it done again soon. It's filty.

I pay someone to decorate, someone to do the windows, someone to mow the lawn and someone to clean the oven.

These are all chores I have never done before and have no desire to start now.

My pay back is never being able to afford a holiday...

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