Can You Clean An Oven Without Oven Cleaner?

By on 19th September 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

You most certainly can! Contrary to the commonly held belief that the only way to clean your oven is with commercial oven cleaning products, you can in fact clean ovens without these kinds of cleaning products.

Why, what’s wrong with commercial cleaning products? Well not only are they incredibly toxic and harmful to your health and the food you eat, but they also cause a lot of harm to your actual oven. In terms of your own health, the toxic fumes can cause health problems such as breathing difficulties and skin damage.

When using oven cleaners purchased on the high street or in supermarkets, look out for a chemical ingredient used in them known as sodium hydroxide or caustic-soda. This can also harm the functionality of your oven by affecting the seals, trims and even the heating element. Not only that but aesthetically you’ll be putting your oven in jeopardy because the chrome finish and surfaces can get damaged with residue stains.

So the solution is to use caustic-soda free cleaning products. These are hard to find on the high street, so one option is to use common household ingredients instead. For example you can use a solution of a whole cup of baking soda, one third cup of salt and a third cup of water. You can then use this solution on the inside of your oven, apply it and wait until the next day when you can wash it off with plain water. This option is not only cheaper, but it’s highly environmentally friendly. Yet it does require a lot of effort from the cleaner, their time and concentration as well as a little bit of elbow grease.

If you don’t have time to use household ingredients or are sceptical of how effective they will actually be when cleaning your oven, then there is an alternative. Professional cleaning services such as Ovenu will clean your oven using their caustic-soda free products, leaving you with a hygienic and effective cooking apparatus without jeopardising your health or your ovens functionality.

You won’t find these cleaning products on the high street or in the supermarket, so if you’re looking for caustic free cleaning products, take advantage of a professional oven valeting service. If you are looking for reliable cleaning products, then Ovenu do sell glass cleaners and a stainless steel polishes. However their reliable and effective caustic free oven cleaning products are not for sale, so it’s best to use their services instead.

You can certainly clean your oven without oven cleaner; however to save yourself time and effort without risking your oven’s effectiveness, then choose an oven valeting service that use caustic-soda free oven cleaning products.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.