Post Christmas Oven Cleaning Tips

By on 9th January 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

Well, Christmas is over for another year. You’ve no doubt indulged a little too much, whilst enjoying yourself immensely. Now it’s 2012 and the start of a new year. It is this time of year that we look forward to the next 12 months and get ourselves set, physically and mentally.

A Cleaner Oven For A New Year

Such motivation and behaviour can manifest itself in a number of different ways, but to start a new year, many people will opt to give the house good thorough clean. If you’ve thrown the odd party over the Christmas period, or were busy cooking up a feast on the big day, then your kitchen would’ve been put to good use, especially your oven.

Just imagine all the different types of foods you’ve cooked inside your oven over the Christmas period. Now think about any spillages, fat, grease and food particles that could have built up during this time. It may not be just during the festive season though of course, perhaps you haven’t given your oven a good clean for a while now. Well the start of 2012 is the perfect time for a good cleanout, to start the year afresh.

Whilst cleaning the oven yourself is certainly one option, you shouldn’t just throw caution to the wind as this could be very costly, especially in the long run. Make sure you use the correct types of cleaning products first and foremost. Simply buying the cheapest or strongest oven cleaner on the high street or from supermarket is not the answer.

Most of these products contain Sodium hydroxide or what’s known as caustic-soda. This is a very powerful chemical that can easily corrode your oven, leaving trims, seals and the heating elements damaged. Not only that, but it can ruin the appearance of surfaces by leaving a strong residue or an abrasive feel. Therefore, tip number one would be to specifically use caustic-soda free cleaning products, and to use them carefully when cleaning.

Another tip would be to leave the oven cleaner well alone, after all, it’s been a busy Christmas and you’re now probably back to work, or back in the swing of things at home. Whatever your circumstances, it’s fair to say that nowadays we have less and less time for these manual chores. So, one option would be to use the services of a professional oven cleaning company to do all the hard work for you.

You don’t have to worry about buying the right type of cleaning product, and spending hours giving your oven the thorough clean that it deserves. If you’re busy, let the professionals take care of it. Furthermore, if you’re at home with young children or pets, ensuring they are kept well away from any harsh chemicals can be stressful. With an oven cleaning service you can remove that stress whilst you can spend the time you’ve saved doing something far more productive.

Therefore, the best tip for post Christmas oven cleaning would be to carefully choose your oven cleaning products, or alternatively, take the weight off your shoulders and call on the services of a professional oven cleaning company.

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.