Oven Cleaners – Are They The Best Option?

What’s the best oven cleaner that you can use?

Your oven works hard for you, which is why it deserves a bit of care from time to time.

If you’re struggling to remove stubborn stains from your oven then check out these nifty oven cleaning solutions. The best oven cleaner for you will depend on how dirty your oven is, how much time you have to dedicate to the problem and how much you are willing to spend.

Give these alternative methods a go if you’re eager to tackle the job yourself…

The ‘Magic Eraser’

Since ‘breaking America’ in 2003, the Magic Eraser (and other variants on it) have been the saving grace for cleaners all around the world. The key to the effectiveness of the Magic Eraser lies in the chemical melamine and how it is cured into the fine micro-structure of the sponge itself. This curing process solidifies the ‘eraser’, making the fine sponge extremely abrasive and efficient at delivering the powerful stain removing formula.

Take care when using this tool though, it can cause irritations to the skin and sometimes they can work too well. If you do use a ‘magic eraser’ type sponge you’ll need to avoid scrubbing any non-stick elements of your oven, as well as any stainless-steel or high gloss surfaces as you could risk damaging your oven.

The Natural Method

Some hail this particular formula as a ‘life-saver’ and it’s certainly easy to see why. You should be able to find all of these ingredients in your kitchen or pick them up for next to nothing from any supermarket.

By mixing vinegar and baking soda together into a paste you’ll be able to create an effective cleaning solution that, if given time, should help remove stubborn stains. The chemical reaction when these two ingredients are put together can be quite aggressive, so its best to take care when you’re preparing the solution.

Its simplicity, ease of use and value for money make this a very attractive option for someone looking for a less intensive chemical approach, but it might take a bit more elbow grease and time to get the job done.

The Dishwasher Tablet Hack

This method is a little left-field but can have some surprisingly good results. Although you might think your dishwasher tablet can only serve one purpose, the chemicals it’s made of can be put to other uses. By dipping your tablet in a little warm water, you can turn it into a nifty little scrubbing-tool that can work away at burnt-on stains.

Be warned: the effectiveness of this method will depend upon the brand of dishwasher tablet you use. Obviously, it makes little sense to invest in a box of tablets for the sole purpose of scrubbing your oven, especially when the surface area of your average tablet tends to be pretty small…still, it’s worth a try if you’re struggling for ideas!

The All-in-One Solution

Several budget supermarkets and online retailers sell an ‘all-in-one’ oven cleaning pack. They contain everything you should theoretically need to clean your oven, saving you from buying a large bottle of expensive cleaner that might not work quite as advertised. These packs usually contain a bottle of cleaning liquid, a pair of gloves and a bag to soak grill trays in, which takes around 4-6 hours to work.

The kinds of chemicals that these packs contain vary wildly, so it’s really important that you protect yourself with good-quality protective gloves. Just remember that the cheaper you buy one of these packs for, the less protection the included gloves will offer and the more caustic the ingredients will probably be; use protective eye-wear to be on the safe side.

The Industrial Approach

Finally, more and more outlets are now selling industrial-strength products to the domestic market which is great news for home-owners and cleaning fanatics who want to get the best bang for their buck. The sheer strength of these products often means that you won’t need to do any scrubbing, but this cleaning power does come with some caveats…

Many of these professional grade products contain extremely caustic ingredients that you’ll need to protect yourself and your family from. Wear thick gloves, protective goggles and make sure that your windows are open to ensure that any noxious fumes are allowed to escape the house before you start the cleaning process.

Call us: Ovenu!

There are some great products out there that you can pick up from the high-street or online, but finding the right one for your oven can prove to be costly and time consuming. Is it really worth the risk?

The service that our Oven Cleaning technicians provide is consistently effective. Our technicians will take apart your oven, meticulously clean each part and then put it back together so the whole machine is cleaned inside and out.

Regardless of how dirty your oven or cooker is our technicians can use our own range of caustic-free cleaning formulas to return it back to showroom condition.

Call us today on 0800 140 9800, or find your local technician to get a quote from us today!

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