What Should You Look for in a Professional Oven Cleaning Company?

By on 4th July 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Cleaning Tips

If your oven is well overdue a clean and you don’t have the time, patience or products to do it yourself, then you’ve probably considered hiring a professional to do the job. However, just like when you come to find a plumber or electrician, you want to make sure that you choose the right one. So here’s our quick guide to choosing an oven cleaning company.

Check their credentials

Probably the most obvious and important stage in the selection process is the research you do beforehand. You don’t want to end up with a fly-by-night practitioner who will overcharge you and deliver a poor quality of service.

So make sure you seek customer testimonials and look at the background of the person or company that you intend to hire. If they’re fully accredited and have been offering the same service for a number of years, then there’s a good chance they’ll provide a professional service.

Insurance is essential

If an oven cleaning technician isn’t insured then don’t let them into your house. If there was to be any kind of damage caused during or as a result of the work carried out, you would be liable. For instance, if the oven’s window was to be cracked or broken, you’d need to purchase a replacement before you could use it again.

Not only would this cost you money, but it will cause huge inconvenience too. This can be easily avoided simply by ensuring the company or technician is insured.

ISO certification checks

Any serious professional should have received structured training and earned the relevant ISO certification. If they are unable to provide evidence of this or any other form of officially recognised accreditation, you may be advised to look elsewhere.

By taking the time to actually gain ISO certification it shows that the oven cleaning technician is dedicated to providing a service that meets the highest industry standards and has been trained to do so. Therefore you should be assured of a thorough and professional job.

Are all costs included?

Nobody likes hidden costs. So make sure you enquire beforehand about what exactly is included within the service. For instance, some less reputable companies might try to bolt on a charge for cleaning the roof of the oven. You might expect that this would be done as standard, and most will certainly include it, however this is not always the case.

Unclear pricing can make a quote seem a lot better than it actually is. So don’t get fooled into choosing a technician who offers a fantastically low quote, as you may be in for a surprise when you receive the final invoice.


Essentially, the most important thing for any customer is to know that they can fully trust their oven cleaning company. Asking a few choice questions [link to Oven Cleaning Questions You Really Should Ask] and carrying out some basic background checks can help you to avoid ending up with a shoddy service from an unskilled and uninsured technician.

You’ll be pleased to know that all Ovenu technicians are fully insured, have ISO certification, are professionally trained and highly experienced. We also employ a clear pricing policy, so you’ll never get an unpleasant surprise after your oven has been valeted.

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.