Should I Get Professional Oven Cleaning?

Professional oven cleaning is a really useful service. Oven cleaning is often a task people feel they can undertake themselves; however, a lot of people also often wonder whether they should get an oven cleaning company to assist instead. It makes life easier but is a professional oven clean worth it?

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and your oven is a heavy duty appliance. It requires some TLC on occasion when it comes to monitoring hygiene and functionality. You can do that yourselves, or you can get a professional oven clean to help you keep your kitchen cleaner for longer.

This article helps answer some of the common queries to help you make the right decision as to whether to have a go yourself or whether to get a professional to help you.

How dirty does my oven need to be?

We routinely use our kitchens. The average person uses their kitchen on a daily basis, depending on their routine and hobbies!

From the demands of a Sunday roast dinner on your oven, to those weeknight dishes rustled up on the hob, we frequently create food and grease residue, building up to visible (and often hidden) signs of wear and tear. Grease can then build up, making the oven harder to clean, as well as causing food to taste off.

A build up grease layers over time can often lead to bad odours, as well as visible traces on glass doors and trapped deposits in oven trays and racks. Dirty ovens can be dangerous increasing the risk of having an oven fire. Rather than risk a hazard, it’s time for a deep clean!

Professional oven cleaning not only leaves your oven with a showroom standard finish but it often prolongs the oven’s lifecycle as well. Regularly maintaining the health of your oven will help you avoid hefty costs for parts and replacements in the future.

Can I clean my oven myself?

If you prefer to roll your sleeves up and get the job done yourself, be sure to read The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Oven to help you through the process. We provide a full guide to cleaning your own oven in our guide, including a step-by-step walk through and rundown of cleaning product options.

That being said, more and more people are turning to professional oven cleaners to tackle the task. There are a few reasons for this, as getting an oven cleaning professional to cleanse your oven:

Ensures a deep clean

Home cleaning solutions often claim to provide a deep clean solution, but they are often limited in results, eliminating only top level grime and grease. Realistically, when cleaning your oven, you want to clean deeper, and remove more than just surface dirt.

Not giving your oven a deep clean can result in carbon deposits or a build-up of dirt in filters, and this can often lead to a negative effect on the performance of your oven. At Ovenclean, our professional oven cleaners will be able to remove grease deposits no matter where they are in the oven mechanism. They take the time to clean all removable parts of your oven, including your extractor fan, ensuring a thorough clean before reassembling it again.

Avoids hazardous fumes

It’s common to think you will need to put up with unpleasant fume smells when cleaning your oven, and most oven cleaners can come with a noxious smell. This is a concern for many of us, particularly when there are young children at home.

It’s true, typical DIY oven cleaners are very potent in your home and can leave a horrible smell or dizzying fumes. That being said, a professional oven cleaning solution should not smell and are classed as odourless. There is no reason why the cleaning process can’t be completed without disrupting your day to day life. What is more, a professional oven clean even allows you to use the oven as soon as the job is complete. It is an incredibly safe method of keeping your oven clean.

In addition, during an Ovenclean service, your house will remain clean. We soak all oven components such as oven trays and racks in a bath outside your home, leaving your house as spotless as when we started.

Maintenance check

As well as cleaning your oven, professional oven cleaners can give you oven a full-service inspection to ensure its working as efficiently as possible, as well as uncovering any damage to your oven.

Our professional oven cleaning specialists dismantle your oven to check its functionality is not affecting performance. This is a health check for the oven components, as well as a great way to ensure every part of your oven, Aga, hob, or stove is cleaned.


With home cleans, you are often exposed to toxic chemicals or vile dirt once the job is over. There is also the risk of chemical damage to surrounding kitchen cupboards and floors; an expensive situation to put right.

When an Ovenclean professional carries out a professional oven clean, we maintain a chemical-free environment when cleaning your oven appliance. To do this we use non-toxic products, which are safe to use around you and your family, and protect your home from damage.

How long will a professional oven clean take?

The time it takes for a professional oven clean varies, but an average is two hours depending on the oven.

As mentioned previously, we aim to cause as little disruption to your day as possible. This means that, thanks to our eco-friendly cleaning process, you will also be able to safely use your oven straight away.

Is end of tenancy oven cleaning necessary?

You may find that you are tied to a clause in your end of tenancy rental agreement, requiring you to book a professional oven cleaning before vacating.

In this case, you should book a professional oven clean to avoid risking landlords withholding your deposit.

If you are going to get it done, getting a professional oven clean with Ovenclean will mean it is done properly and without any stress.

How often should you get your oven professionally cleaned?

Professional oven cleaning not only leaves your oven sparkling clean on the surface, but it will also prolong your oven’s life. The extra upfront cost to guarantee the maintenance of your oven through a professional oven cleaner may help you to avoid more extensive costs in the future. We recommend getting your oven cleaned every 6 months.

Free oven cleaning quote

If you’d rather let a professional oven cleaner take the hassle out of cleaning your oven, We have a network of specialist oven cleaners who work with all types of oven brands and models, including range and Aga cookers.

Call us on 0800 840 7127, or complete our online form for your free quote.

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