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Cleaning behind cooker?

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brittabot Wed 12-Apr-17 00:14:33

Does anybody clean behind their cooker? Electrician is coming tomorrow to check the socket behind our ancient oven and it's filthy, is that usual?

brittabot Wed 12-Apr-17 00:16:12

Sorry, should have said AIBU for not cleaning behind the oven?

Topseyt Wed 12-Apr-17 00:23:04

Mine is completely fitted in and doesn't come out, so no, I have never cleaned behind it. It just isn't accessible.

The on/off switch is accessed from the inside of a cupboard.

Toadinthehole Wed 12-Apr-17 00:24:50

I pull it out and clean behind every 4 months or so.

Presumably fitted cookers don't need cleaning behind if they're fitted properly!

WatchMeSoar Wed 12-Apr-17 00:26:34

Clean what you can see, if you can be arsed!

gamerchick Wed 12-Apr-17 00:36:16

I pull mine out and clean behind it every few months. Amazing what utensils you find.

Free standing cooker though.

PinkCrystal Wed 12-Apr-17 01:00:00

Every year or so

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 12-Apr-17 01:19:35

I've lived in this house for 14.5 years. I've had the cooker out once, about 6 years ago. It was disgusting but I found a heap of stuff that I thought I'd lost.
I really could not face that horror again so choose to ignore it and just clean round it.

highinthesky Wed 12-Apr-17 01:22:25

I thought this would be a joke. There is something distinctly Godfrey Bloom about the title grin

anotherpoisonprince Wed 12-Apr-17 01:29:44

Once a year.
When I know I'm getting a safety check (Yearly). I pull out my cooker, and scrub the place where the cooker usually stands.
To within an inch of its life.

UtterBankers Wed 12-Apr-17 08:00:40

I made my husband get our freestanding one out and clean behind it when I was 9 months pregnant because it was the only nesting thing I couldn't do myself grin My baby is 19 now and we just had a new kitchen - so when the old cooker came out -ew!

heron98 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:14:39

er no - why would you?

Crumbs1 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:19:23

It's an Aga so,not a chance of moving it out. I do ask cleaners to go behind and under dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier though.

gamerchick Wed 12-Apr-17 15:03:06

er no - why would you?

Because grease smells and even if you get used to the smell it's still there.

e1y1 Wed 12-Apr-17 15:27:31

I have a freestanding one, clean behind it probably every 2-4 weeks.

Previous house had a built in cooker and hob - so never cleaned behind that one grin

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