Getting Your Oven Cleaned For Valentine’s Day

By on 10th February 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

Whilst it isn’t exactly the most romantic gift you can get your loved one for this year’s Valentine’s Day, it is no doubt very thoughtful, and from your partner’s perspective, incredibly useful. It also makes perfect sense if you’re going to be cooking up a treat this year.

Getting the oven cleaned is one of those chores we love to put off – it can take a while, and if you don’t have the right cleaning products, it can either be an arduous task, or worse still it can damage your oven. For many people who live busy lives, and don’t fancy the task of the dreaded oven clean, there is one method that’s proving to be very popular – oven cleaning services. Believe it or not, it may just be the perfect gift for your Valentine this year (along with the statutory chocolates and flowers, of course).

A Gift For You Both

If you are planning on cooking a nice romantic meal, to show off your culinary skills, then be sure to get the fundamentals in place to start with. So, make sure you’re going to cook her favourite meal, and serve her favourite wine. The key here is preparation, so be sure to have enough room in the kitchen, and above all else, make sure it’s clean and tidy. In order to cook her favourite meal to a good and healthy standard, you must ensure everything is clean beforehand; otherwise what would be a nice romantic idea could turn out to be a culinary disaster – the food may taste revolting, or even worse, it could not be cooked properly, causing a risk of food poisoning, rendering all of your efforts pointless.

When it comes to getting the kitchen clean and tidy, make sure you give yourself time and clean all the necessities. So pots, pans, cutlery, and all surfaces as well as the oven itself. The chances are the oven hasn’t been cleaned in a while; normally people only really do this a couple of times a year. However, to make sure the meal you make for your loved one is cooked properly and tastes exceptional, you need a thoroughly clean oven to start with.

If you’re really prepared then you could do this yourself when the other half isn’t around, however time is always going to be an issue, and to clean an oven properly you’re going to need time. It’s also important to clean your oven with right types of products. This is for a variety of reasons, but most high street and supermarket oven cleaning products contain caustic soda which is incredibly corrosive and could damage the oven both functionally and aesthetically. The best solution then is to use an oven cleaning service that only uses caustic soda-free cleaning products. This will leave you safe in the knowledge that the oven is thoroughly clean, ready to perform to its best for your big night.

For anyone looking to make the perfect meal for their Valentine this year, to start with you’re going to need a thoroughly clean oven; otherwise your best laid plans will all be in vain. It’s also a lovely gesture and very thoughtful, as anyone will tell you, cleaning the oven is no fun task. So for this year’s Valentine’s Day, make sure your evening goes according to plan without any hiccups – cleaning your oven could make all the difference.

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.