...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.

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.

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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