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Oven cleaning - do I get the Oven Pride out or fork out £65 for someone to come in?

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haggisaggis Wed 28-Nov-12 12:41:24

Really tempted with the cleaning service - oven is disgusting - but is it worth it?

MrsMiniversCharlady Wed 28-Nov-12 12:48:20

IMO it is definitely worth it.

I had mine done in August because it was disgusting as I never had the energy to give it the really good clean with Oven Pride that it needed. Since I had it done I have made myself clean it every week or so, but because it's only slightly dirty it's a really quick 5 minute job instead of the horrid slog it used to be when I did it every year couple of months. It's still sparkling smile

haggisaggis Wed 28-Nov-12 12:52:57

Yeah - mine gets an annual clean too (if it's lucky!) Parents are coming for Christmas and don't want them to be shocked at state of oven..

Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 28-Nov-12 16:22:11

Oven pride worked wonders on my black oven shelves! smile
24h in the goop and they were sparkling stainless steel again!!!

No effort required! grin

Pizzaexpress2 Wed 28-Nov-12 16:29:03

Blimey, I really could've justify paying that.
As just said Oven Pride is blooming marvellous.
I find it is cheapest in one of the cheap shops like Home bargains.

WholeLottaRosie Wed 28-Nov-12 18:00:14

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GlitKnit Wed 28-Nov-12 18:01:07


costs bloody 89 quid now though

Mynewmoniker Wed 28-Nov-12 18:09:06

Why don't you use Oven Pride and then treat yourself to something nice with your savings?

<She says trying to hide the fact she can't get off her jacksie and do her own oven blush>

wheredidiputit Wed 28-Nov-12 18:10:05

I have to say I have had a box of oven pride for 2 weeks now, next to the cooker. So it's looking at me every time I go into the kitchen and it's still hasn't cleaned my oven grin. I think I may be doing something wrong.

HeathRobinson Wed 28-Nov-12 18:26:00

Is Oven Pride any good on cookers with the heating elements at the bottom? I'm sure I saw in my oven booklet that I haven't seen for years that you had to be careful how you cleaned it. hmm

But then I think the same for Ovenu - do they clean absolutely all types of cookers?

Pascha Wed 28-Nov-12 18:29:32

I've got Ovenu coming out tomorrow. When it comes to it the Oven Pride is fantastic and I've used it before with brilliant results but its pretty nasty stuff and I never have time when the Boy is out of the way so DH decided to get them in to get it sparkling again. Suits me.

haggisaggis Thu 29-Nov-12 12:48:31

still can't decide..but the thought of not having to scoop the gloop out of the oven after it's done its stuff is starting to appeal..

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 29-Nov-12 12:51:52

I always put foil on the bottom of my oven. Never have any trouble getting all that black shit off now.

Are you supposed to clean the sides as well?

Mynewmoniker Thu 29-Nov-12 17:41:28

'Are you supposed to clean the sides as well?' INB

I would think so...can anyone help answer this?

TantrumsAndBalloons Thu 29-Nov-12 17:43:51

Pay the man.

Just do it.

Mynewmoniker Thu 29-Nov-12 17:47:56

Tell me where you live. It's anywhere close to me I'll come and do it with Oven Pride and I'll take a fiver off what they are charging.

As long as someone clarifies about cleaning the sides.

DudeInaTutu Thu 29-Nov-12 17:50:38

so worth it! i had mine done last month and its like new! i was amazed as i am a complete slattern where oven cleaning is concerned!

i used a local company - they were here 3 hours!

singingmum Thu 29-Nov-12 18:00:01

I clean mine with fairy power spray. Am asthmatic and oven pride does my chest in.
My dp got the fairy as they used it at work to clean some seriously dirty shelving(supermarket something had been spilled and not reported or cleaned). It does a marvelous job and although it needs some elbow grease and metal scourers it isn't as nasty as other cleaners.

Katisha Thu 29-Nov-12 18:09:11

Pay the man. I love the man from Ovenu.

Hulababy Thu 29-Nov-12 18:09:35

Pay for someone to do it.

Oven Pride didn't really make mine any cleaner. It wasn't really bad in first place but the Oven cleaning person had it sparkling.

Sparklingbrook Thu 29-Nov-12 18:13:57

Get the man out.

haggisaggis Fri 30-Nov-12 15:07:07

OK - It's Booked! Getting excited about having a sparkling oven now!

Sparklingbrook Fri 30-Nov-12 15:15:05


MissChristmastRee Fri 30-Nov-12 15:24:28

I've seen deals on Groupon before now for oven cleaning services - might be worh keeping an eye on your local area site grin

My oven is disgusting but my excuse is that I can't get the door open far enough to get the shelves out (weird shaped kitchen) and its a hideous lovely 80s style one with flowers on the doors and shit. I refuse to replace it until we get the kitchen done! but now I feel guilty and a slattern and will be dashing out to buy super super oven cleaner

charlottehere Fri 30-Nov-12 15:32:21

I bought some op a few weeks ago to clean my oven before my baby was born but he arrived on saturday. smile Oh well I wont have time now. wink

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