New Year’s Resolution: Get the Oven Cleaned

By on 12th December 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Oven Cleaning

For anyone who’s going to be entertaining family and friends over the festive period, you’re probably gearing up for the fun, working out whose coming and when as well as deciding on what games to play, more importantly though, you’ll be figuring out what food to cook for your guests.

In fact for any host, it’s the kitchen that will get the most use during this time of year, and with good reason. We love to gather, be festive and merry whilst consuming our favourite food and drink. Not just on Christmas day, but during the whole holidays we love to make the most of the good food around us.

As a result, this time of year will see the kitchen get used a lot, and as we all know where there’s a busy kitchen, there’s always plenty of cleaning up to do afterwards. If you think about all the crumbs, grease, spillages and food particles that can accumulate in the kitchen, it’s no wonder anyone who has hosted over the Christmas period will want to spend a good few hours cleaning and tidying, just to get it back to shape.

However, when it comes to the kitchen, there is more than just cleaning the surfaces and floor. If you think about the amount your oven will get used over the Christmas period, the first thing you’ll no doubt want to do is give the inside a thorough clean. You’ll want to get it back to the clean and effective state that is was in before you cooked all those roasts dinners and Christmas delights.

Cleaning an oven properly and effectively is no easy task. It’s not something you can quickly do, like wiping the surfaces or vacuuming the floor. It takes time and effort, which after the Christmas period will probably be the last thing that you want to hear. However, if you don’t clean the oven, there could be huge implications for the taste and hygiene of your food, as well as the performance of your oven.

When grease and food particles build up within an oven, they can start to make your food taste bad. Furthermore, bacteria and grime may start to grow which can be quite worrying when you consider your own personal health and hygiene. Not only that, but if grease gets clogged up within the fan and onto the heating elements, this can cause your oven to work twice as hard to heat, meaning it’ll cost you more money trying to power the oven.

In any case, you’ll want to ensure that your oven is cleaned after all the festive fun. If you don’t fancy the arduous task of doing so, or you want to make sure it’s cleaned to a professional standard, then there are always oven cleaning companies on hand to do the hard work so you don’t have to.

So when the festive fun has come to a close, ensure you get your home back to the state it once was. Make sure your New Year’s resolution is to get oven cleaning professionals to give your oven a thorough clean.

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.