Choose an ‘All Inclusive’ Oven Cleaning Service

By on 30th August 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

“What’s included with our oven valeting service?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get at Ovenu. It’s important to note that not all oven cleaning services are the same; some will charge extra for cleaning specific parts, as well as charge extra for labour, for cleaning products and even for insurance. It’s beneficial to use an ‘all inclusive’ oven cleaning service. So that includes everything; all of the oven, all labour, all cleaning products, as well as insurance.

When it comes to cleaning the entire oven, again this is essential. The hobs, the roof, inside the oven, as well as the rear fan cover, racks, trays and grill pans all need a thorough clean. There is a very serious reason for ensuring your oven valeting service utilises a deep clean policy, without which could result in your oven becoming a fire hazard the next time you use it.

This risk is particularly prevalent when it comes to the roof of the oven and the rear fan oven. When your oven is used, especially if you use a fan assisted oven, grease and food debris can spread evenly over the inside surfaces of the oven, including the roof. When grease and food build-up on your oven roof, it does in fact become a fire risk if the grill element is turned on. What’s important to note here is that grease and small food particles on the roof can be invisible to the naked eye, but just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

The same applies with the rear fan cover. This is a part of the oven that has important mechanical functions, which are used to make your oven work properly. A build up of grease and food particles will not only slow down the performance of your oven, it will also become a fire risk, as well as leave a bad greasy odour, potentially ruining any further food you cook within your oven.

If you want, your oven racks, trays and grill pan can be cleaned too. Again this is important as it completes the cleaning process, but be warned; some cleaning companies will add this as an extra and thus not part of your original quote. Make sure that when you get a quote you know exactly what you’re paying for and what is included. It’s best to choose a cleaning service that includes these parts into your ‘all inclusive’ cleaning service, as opposed to charging extra for them.

As part of an ‘all inclusive’ pricing policy you should look for things like labour, all cleaning materials used as well as full insurance cover. Good quality cleaning services will make sure all of this is included, or at least make you fully aware of what you’re paying for.

Therefore, for peace of mind, choosing this type of service makes sense. You won’t be left in that dark over what you’re paying for, and the cleaning service company will be totally up front with the costs.

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.