If you surf Pinterest, you will find dozens on dozens of people claiming to have “the best” or “the easiest” methods and materials for cleaning the oven. Heck,you probably avoid the task altogether because your oven itself has a self-clean function built right into it or you get a cleaning service to do it for you!
None of them, and I mean NONE of them will do as thorough a job as OvenClean. I know this because I’ve tried.
The vinegar, the baking soda, the SOS pads, the Ajax, and the ammonia. The best method I’d found prior to OvenClean was my ENJO and some marble paste.
Regardless of the method you choose, it’s hard work. There is no easy way to scrub off baked on grease – every single method requires a lot of elbow grease.
Any repair person will tell you NOT to use the self-clean function because it overheats your elements and can burn them out (to the tune of a $250 repair call – guess how I know this?)
Cleaning the oven is such a tedious job that most people only do it once per year. If I’m being honest, I think it’s been at least two since I tackled my oven last.
Fortunately Hubby does most of the cooking or seeing this on a daily basis would make me crazy!
The worst part, in my opinion, is the tarnish on the racks. I have tried to clean them before, but could never really get rid of the brownish stain on them.
If you are from Europe you will be aware of oven cleaning services; professionals that handle the labour-intensive chore of cleaning the oven for you.
Not so much here in North America. In fact, I just happened across OvenClean.ca on Facebook after a friend raved about their services. I saved the article and called Tilda to come and save me (from myself) the other week.
Tilda told me that she was the only OvenClean franchise in North America (as at the time of this posting). Imagine – why aren’t there more oven cleaners over here? The idea is brilliant!
We’re not talking someone that comes in and just wipes down your oven here – we’re talking a deep-down, take-your-oven-apart-and-get-into-every-crevice kind of cleaning.
The oven door was removed, the backing unscrewed – a far more thorough clean than I’d ever do myself.
and look at the results:
There isn’t a single speck of burnt-on-anything anywhere! OvenClean even managed to bring my racks back to almost-brand-new status!
OvenClean.ca will also do stovetops, gas cooktops, range hoods, fridges and even barbecues!
I had to share this
- because of the incredible results
- because I’d never heard of such a brilliant business idea before
- because I want to save you from breaking your backs scrubbing for hours
- because Tilda has her own blog with tips and tricks for maintaining your oven. (Did you know you shouldn’t line your oven with tin foil? Or the proper way to install oven liners?)
- because I think this would make a neat gift idea for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
OvenClean.ca spent just over 3 hours cleaning the oven and gas cooktop – with two people slaving away, that’s more than 6 hours of work.
Six hours I would NOT want to do myself.
Landlords can hire OvenClean between tenants. Home owners can get their ovens cleaned thoroughly before listing and/or after moving into their new homes. Realtors and/or friends can offer the service as a housewarming gift. Families can get the barbecue all set for another summer of fun, or get the oven immaculate before family gatherings and holidays. (hint: Easter is coming up – are you hosting?)
I won’t lie – the price tag might give you pause – but you need to consider the hours of labour and the astounding results…
It’s SOOOO worth it! (Pricing is listed on their website)
Click over to Tilda’s blog to read more tips and tricks I bet you didn’t know.
Thank you OvenClean.ca – I WILL be calling you again!
Have a great one!
*This is not a sponsored post. OvenClean.ca did not compensate me in any way for posting this article. This is a service I was pleased to have found and wanted to share with you, my readers.