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Best way to clean oven?

34 replies

Thisisnotnormal69 · 10/10/2020 10:48

Sorry for boring topic...... it’s my turn to clean the oven.

Anyone got any tips or good products to use? The last one I used (forgotten the name) was a really strong chemical you leave in there for a few hours soaking but it hurt my hands a bit and I don’t really want to be using it again!

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Crinkledbeetroot · 10/10/2020 10:52

Pay someone else to do it!

Ffsffsffsffsffs · 10/10/2020 10:58

Oven brite. Shelves in a bag overnight, rest of the juice inside with a tough scourer. First thing next morning rinse shelves off and wipe out oven.

Look at home bargains or b&m for deals

JaJaDingDong · 10/10/2020 11:00

Pay a professional. It's not that expensive, but so worth it

Thisisnotnormal69 · 10/10/2020 11:55


Pay a professional. It's not that expensive, but so worth it

@JaJaDingDong how much would that cost? I’m in London so a bit more probably
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NannyR · 10/10/2020 11:58

Astonish oven and grill cleaner is amazing, it's an orange paste that comes with a scourer sponge and it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals - you don't need to use gloves. Brings my oven up like new.

ABCDay · 10/10/2020 12:00

If you've got a dishwasher put the shelves in. Any crap left on when they come out will come off easily with a scourer.

BarbaraofSeville · 10/10/2020 12:52

Sell it without cleaning it and buy a new one that is self cleaning. That's what I did.

I posted photos and was completely honest about what state it was in.

The self cleaning one cost about £450, so pays for itself given that I'm never going to pay £50+ to get it cleaned.

Bluntness100 · 10/10/2020 12:53

Get someone in, price is about forty or fifty quid per oven.

Things like oven brite can actually cause more damage than you see.

I got a guy on a few weeks ago, he did a fantastic job. Also cleaned my carpets when he was at it.

burglarbettybaby · 10/10/2020 12:53

Oven pride bags are brilliant for the racks. I use a brillo on the bottom of the oven (about once a month)

Thisisnotnormal69 · 10/10/2020 13:31

How would you clean the glass bit?

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MrsSugar · 10/10/2020 13:36

Honestly I’d say pay someone else to do it. For me it’s the worst job and I am shit at it so it doesn’t even look that great after

Bluntness100 · 10/10/2020 14:12


Honestly I’d say pay someone else to do it. For me it’s the worst job and I am shit at it so it doesn’t even look that great after

Agree. Also these chemicals are so caustic. One drip and I burnt a hole in my floor.

Op. I personally wasn’t able to get the glass bit clean.
Ffsffsffsffsffs · 10/10/2020 14:15

Brillo pad for the glass. You can be more agressive than you think with it too

Namechangeforthis88 · 10/10/2020 14:15

I used a dishwasher tablet and some hard graft for the oven floor. Use gloves. Think I got the idea on here.

NoWordForFluffy · 10/10/2020 14:46

Cream cleaner and a scouring pad (we use the Lakeland cloth version) for the door / walls. Oven Brite for the shelves.

Meandyouandyouandme · 10/10/2020 14:50

Yes dishwasher tablet for the glass with a scourer. Mine’s self clean but still need to do the glass and I put the racks in the dishwasher.

KnightsofColumbusThatHurt · 10/10/2020 14:53

Oven Pride is brilliant for the racks - it's so satisfying tipping up the bags and seeing all the crap come off! It's annoying to use in the actual oven though, and you aren't supposed to use it on the glass, so I don't know really?

missyB1 · 10/10/2020 14:58

I’ve tried all sorts and nothing beats a professional clean (about £60 in our area). If you don’t fancy paying though then Astonish pads are the next easiest option.

Snowpatrolling · 10/10/2020 15:08

Had mine done yesterday! Paid £55 and they worked for 3 hours!
They got it cleaner than I ever could! Was money well spent!!!

Theyweretheworstoftimes · 10/10/2020 15:08

Lakeland oven cleaner. Job done

Sexnotgender · 10/10/2020 15:11

Either Oven Pride or pay someone.

I paid £70 for my oven and extractor unit to be cleaned a couple of weeks ago. 100% worth the money. It looks like new.

ScarMatty · 10/10/2020 15:24

Pay someone. Cost me £50. It's sparkling

AlwaysLatte · 10/10/2020 15:28

I use the pink paste and leave it on for a bit then scrape it off with a razor blade, then wipe with plenty of hot water on a cloth. Then the shelves I take out and soak in a big tray with oven cleaner - rinse and use a a scourer to get any stubborn bits off. Also unscrew all the pieces of glass on the ovens and clean them the paste/razor blade.
Also use silicon oven liners and wipe the oven round after each use which helps hugely.

HettyPain · 10/10/2020 15:31

I'd use Oven Pride for the racks and then Oven Mate (see link) for the rest of it. It's brilliant and hardly takes any time. Much cheaper than paying someone else too.

chunkyrun · 10/10/2020 15:35

I wear gloves to clean it out. Cut up an old T-shirt to remove most of debris

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