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anyone paid to have their oven cleaned?

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waitingforgodot Sun 02-Aug-09 18:11:27

If so how much did it cost?

LilRedWG Sun 02-Aug-09 18:12:14

My sister did - I think it cost about £50ish.

RubyBlueberry Sun 02-Aug-09 18:12:22

Locally they do it for £60, I thought about it but it was too much.

HolyGuacamole Sun 02-Aug-09 18:14:59

Seriously? People pay to have their oven cleaned? Is it some kind of special cleaning or something?

Wow shock

wonderingwondering Sun 02-Aug-09 18:17:23

I paid £120 for top and main oven, hob and cooker hood. Was worth it as it came up like new - six year old cooker.

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 02-Aug-09 18:17:25

I paid around £75 to have mine done, 2 or 3 years ago -

It was fantastic and worth every penny. The guy did the hob as well as the oven, and the whole thing looked brand new by the time he'd finished. He also replaced the oven light.

He took it all apart and put the oven shelves into a big acid bath, essentially, so that all the blackened stuff came off.

I can really, really recommend it.

waitingforgodot Sun 02-Aug-09 18:21:34


LilRedWG Sun 02-Aug-09 18:21:44

Alternatively, you can buy for under five pounds (or less if you go to Somerfield - it's half price at the moment).

Works a treat.

waitingforgodot Sun 02-Aug-09 18:23:29

yeah I saw that in Somerfield but its going to take more than a box of oven pride to sort my oven out!!!

LilRedWG Sun 02-Aug-09 18:24:35

Worth a go - it really is bloody good. It suprised me how good it was.

lisasimpson Sun 02-Aug-09 18:35:53

yes, it was about £60 and looked like new - but only lasts five minutes if you don't keep on top of it afterwards!

Kbear Sun 02-Aug-09 18:38:20

<<buries head in sand at just how badly her oven needs cleaning and feels outraged at even considering paying £60 for someone else to do it>> grin

twofalls Sun 02-Aug-09 18:41:44

I did. My MIL was absolutly outraged but it was the best £50 i ever spent! It came up like new and it did take him about 3 hours so i thought it was quite good value for money (but then I am self-employed so always justify anything like that by saying that I could earn more than £50 in 3 hours so it makes sound financial sense grin)

muffle Sun 02-Aug-09 18:43:27

Yes it was £40, quite recently. I looked at big franchise type companies first and they cost more, then found a sole trader here

He was really great and I did think it was worth it, partly because I would hate to do it, and DP would never get round to it, but also because it's a professional job and I would never have got it anywhere near as good, which would have just annoyed me.

muffle Sun 02-Aug-09 18:44:48

Likewise twofalls! I'm self-employed and always work out how much I would charge for the same time - paying to get stuff done is usually a bargain, especially as it gets done better.

nancy75 Sun 02-Aug-09 18:44:50

previous owners had ours done just before we moved in, it cost £80 and looked like they had put a new oven in, it was spotless.

waitingforgodot Sun 02-Aug-09 18:54:16

how did you find a sole trader muffle?

Kbear Sun 02-Aug-09 18:58:25

<<buries head in sand at just how badly her oven needs cleaning and feels outraged at even considering paying £60 for someone else to do it>> grin

Kbear Sun 02-Aug-09 18:59:32

oops don't know how I managed to post that twice!

waitingforgodot Sun 02-Aug-09 19:00:44

for emphasis haha!

Doodle2u Sun 02-Aug-09 19:03:02

There are two things in life I CANNOT STAND:-

1) Ironing

2) Cleaning th'oven.

I paid £70 and yes, it was great. I reckon having it deep cleaned, once a year, works out at about 20p per day - BARGAIN and all I have to do is give it a quick wipe around in between. Marvellous!

whomovedmychocolate Sun 02-Aug-09 19:13:22

I deep cleaned mine myself - the instructions were in the book which came with the oven (it's a Neff).

If you can man a screwdriver and you put it all in to soak in biological washing powder and hot water for a few hours (Lakeland do big bowls but I used the bath) and then use a scraper it does all come off.

Tis v satisfying too.

muffle Mon 03-Aug-09 08:32:05

godot, just by googling for things like oven cleaner edinburgh I think.

littleducks Mon 03-Aug-09 08:37:09

I had mine done as i didnt want to be breathing in all the chemicals as i seemed to be permanently preg and vomiting and said that it was the price we had to pay for two dc under two wink

Inside the oven was great, the hob was good but mine is stainless steel and comes up good easily, i was so disapointed that for the price they didnt do the oven sides which were really bad as oven is smaller than gap in kitchen so has streaks down the sides, if i had known that at the begoinning i wouldnt have bothered

notyummy Mon 03-Aug-09 08:38:45

We has our whole house and oven cleaned for £200 (inc the acid bath bit for the oven!) We were moving out of a military quarter, and the houses are inspected afterwards and you are charged for any cleaning needs. They are particularly pedantic about oven cleaning. The company guaranteed that they would come back and do further cleaning if the inspectors found anything not up to standard.

It was an excellent decision and worth every penny!

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