...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???


I had mine done about 3 months ago. I lied to her and said I'd only just moved in and it wasn't my cooker!

I have mine done when I can afford it. Do it.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 30-Jul-13 20:12:40

Friend of mine gets her cooker cleaned for only £75 every 6 months shock

I just can't justify that kind of money. I'm a huge fan of oven mate though, it's fabulous, you just paint it on and wipe off all the crap a few hours later.

thenightsky Tue 30-Jul-13 20:14:24

YANBU. I'm currently contemplating ringing the bloke from Express Oven cleaning who advertises in our village magazine.

MrsSippy Tue 30-Jul-13 20:15:36

£75??? Bloody Norah!!

I found a quote for £35 for my double oven, seems a bit of a bargain now...

BlackeyedSusan Tue 30-Jul-13 20:17:41

envy no.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 30-Jul-13 20:17:59

£35 sounds tempting. My friends one sounds that expensive she might as well buy a new oven every couple of years.

I say to for it, get it cleaned but then keep on top of it (easier said than done).

Squitten Tue 30-Jul-13 20:20:40

My oven is a state. I'm planning to get someone in to do it properly. I want to get those removeable sheets for the bottom afterwards

MrsSippy Tue 30-Jul-13 20:23:06

Oh that seems like a good idea, the latest disaster was an overfilled lasagne that's now baked onto the bottom of the oven.

Where can you get them from?

shoofly Tue 30-Jul-13 20:24:45

If you can afford it, do it. We got ours done when we moved house - totally worth the £45. I have one of the removable oven liners from Lakeland, & it'll never get as bad as it was when we moved in!

SuperiorCat Tue 30-Jul-13 20:25:26

Well so long as you are not going to blow your grocery budget and starve your DCs to pay for it then of course YANBU

deemented Tue 30-Jul-13 20:26:03

Alternatively, you buy one like mine, and as its under warrenty, i can ring them every year for five years and they will come and clean it for me grin

valiumredhead Tue 30-Jul-13 20:26:27

So worth the 40 odd quid I paid. It took him over an hourblush

thebody Tue 30-Jul-13 20:26:58

I did it 2 years ago, fuck

thebody Tue 30-Jul-13 20:27:30

ing brilliant. when have cash again will not hesitate.

PatTheHammer Tue 30-Jul-13 20:27:44

I paid £45 and it was the best money ever spent. Oven pride didn't touch the sides on mine I'm afraid after the dirty feckers before us had moved out.
'twas like a new oven.
Getting it done once a year now as its a job I never want to do again.

stripeyspots Tue 30-Jul-13 20:28:09

Yanbu, but I'd be too embarrassed to let anyone see mine.

ProudNeathGirl Tue 30-Jul-13 20:29:53

We have ours cleaned about twice a year, and its the best money I spend in the whole year. The oven is 15 years old, but comes up like brand new.

Thesimplethings Tue 30-Jul-13 20:30:06

Go for it. I get my oven and carpets cleaned when they need it. Why not?

BaconAndAvocado Tue 30-Jul-13 20:30:35

YANBU, 'twas bloody wonderful when I had mine done, though DH still thinks it was all down to me blush

miffybun73 Tue 30-Jul-13 20:32:09

YANBU if you've got the money to spare.

cq Tue 30-Jul-13 20:35:16

Worth every penny.

And don't be embarrassed by the state of it - the man who does mine also gets to do lots of student ovens at end of tenancies. He said they're like that filthy house TV show.

valiumredhead Tue 30-Jul-13 20:38:50

Oven pride it's meant to be really bad for your oven, it leave 'pits' as it's so strong and so crud gets even more stuck to it.

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Jul-13 20:40:19

Ooh do it. It's £40 round here. It's like a new oven after-I nearly hugged the man.

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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