Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oven Express - oven cleaning

Miss Piggy had her oven cleaned free-of-charge by Oven Express. Prices vary depending on the size / current state of yuckness of your oven, but as a general idea it would cost $150 for my oven to be cleaned.

A few weeks ago when I was in the throws of the "great carrot harvest of 2013" I dropped a piece of carrot in between the oven and the oven door whilst making my roast carrot salad. No big deal, right? Wrong! When I fished it out it resembled more of an oily, crumbed "thing" than a carrot. Blergh.

Needless to say the offer of a free oven cleaning by Oven Express could come at no better time. I know we could clean the oven ourselves - but I think I've made it pretty clear on this blog that I'm lazy. I'd also like them to clean my shower...but I think that's probably asking a bit too much (or is it)?

Honestly though, I think one of the things that puts me off cleaning my own oven is the stinky chemicals...that Mr Muscle is nasty stuff. I have pretty severe asthma that is set off by certain smells (that explains why I HATE the smell of Jasmine) and we try to only use eco-friendly cleaning products in our house.

Oven Express uses eco-friendly and green products which gives them a BIG thumbs up from me.  There are no strong fumes, harsh chemicals or hazardous products used and I can honestly say that I had no problems with my asthma during the whole time the oven cleaning process was taking place (which is saying something as I currently have a chest infection which is making my asthma even worse)!  There is a faint smell - but nothing harsh...and the cleaning process is a little messy but the kitchen is left as clean as it was before the visit from Oven Express.

The whole process took about 90 minutes. Dwayne, my oven-cleaning guy, was super efficient. He had the door off the oven and the whole thing scrubbed within about 15 minutes. Then the oven trays, grills etc are all taken down to the Oven Express van for a cleaning.  The oven is reassembled and you're safe to start using the oven pretty much ASAP once you've let it heat up and run with the door open for 15 minutes! There's a bit of a smell during this part of proceedings, but not much. I noticed a faint smell the first two times I used the oven after the cleaning -- but I just left the door open for 15 minutes for things to "air out".

Honestly though, I don't want to use the oven just yet -- I want to bask in it's shiny cleanness just a little longer.

You can contact Oven Express for a quote by calling them on 1800 325 773 seven days a week between 8 am -7 pm.


  1. Love a clean oven...even better when someone else does the cleaning! Great work. A magical shower cleaning person would be great too wouldn't it?

  2. Sigh. A spotless oven.

    SSG xxx

  3. Helen (grabyourfork)November 21, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    So clean and shiny!

  4. I'd love to know if they service Canberra, must give them a call!

  5. It's awesome isn't it!!!! So shiny....

  6. It sounds so amazing! I have just booked them to clean my oven...and rangehood...and cooktop....yay, so excited!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, super clean oven. I've just looked at mine and it isn't pretty. Luckily these guys are coming out in January to do mine!


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