Oven cleaning is so much quicker when you have the right tools for the job. That’s why professional cleaners can achieve a more thorough clean in a fraction of the time it takes a consumer using regular household cleaning chemicals.
If you want to know how much it costs to have an oven professionally cleaned, then you’ve come to the right place.
This page is all about oven cleaning prices and we last updated this guide on the
Our Oven Cleaning Price Guide
in 2016 and again in 2018, we asked a total of 32 oven cleaning businesses to give us a price to professionally clean an oven.
Below you’ll find the results of our research.
Most of the oven cleaners we contacted were small businesses that were operating below the VAT threshold so they didn’t need to charge VAT. Only a few of the companies were larger and charged VAT.
How Long Does it Take to Clean an Oven?
We asked the firms how long they thought it would take to clean the oven.
We were told it usually takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to clean a conventional oven, hob and hood. Larger ovens, commercial ovens or appliances that haven’t been cleaned for a long time may take longer.
Average Cleaning Prices
Below is our price guide for oven cleaning in the UK.
We discovered that most of the firms we contacted were charging roughly the same amount with only slight differences.
|Full Aga Clean (Mid Size)||£115.00|
|Halogen Glass Hob Clean||£10.00|
Are The Chemicals Harmful?
This is a question we asked all of the oven cleaners we contacted. Apparently, the question is frequently asked.
From the responses we received, we believe that professional oven cleaners use bio-degradable, fume free and non-caustic cleaning products.
If you are concerned about chemicals and possible adverse reactions, perhaps because you have sensitive skin or breathing concerns, then do consult your chosen cleaner in advance of any work.
Racks and Trays
One of the advantages of using a professional firm is their ability to take out all the removable parts from the oven (trays racks etc.difficult) and clean them by dipping them in a specialist dip tank that is usually stored in the back of a van.
This can save a considerable amount of time as cleaning racks, trays and other parts manually without such a tank is a challenging task.
Cleaning an Oven “DIY”?
Cleaning professionals do this type of work each and every day, so they will have the tools, cleaning chemicals and expertise to get the job done promptly and to a high standard.
Some off-the-shelf chemicals can produce nasty fumes and are quite caustic, so we don’t recommend supermarket chemicals.
However, if you are keen to have a go yourself, then we recommend Dirt Busters. They sell a kit that contains chemicals and scraping tools that are perfect for oven and hob cleaning.
You can read reviews and purchase the product from the Amazon website.
Be warned though; you’ll still need to use some elbow grease and we doubt the finish will be as good as a professional can achieve.
Best Place to Find a Professional Oven Cleaner
If your area has a community Facebook group or page, this is probably the best place to find a local professional oven cleaner. These groups are ideal for getting reliable recommendations.
You could also post a job request on Rated People and see if there are any oven cleaners in your area.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to frequently asked oven cleaning questions.
We gathered this information from the oven cleaners we contacted:
Q) Why Clean an Oven?
A) A dirty oven can become very smoky when in use, seals, filters and fans can also become clogged with grease.
Q) Can oven parts be replaced?
A) An experienced oven cleaner will notice issues with your oven and suggest a course of action. That could be replacing a universal seal, light bulb or fan. Most of our chosen cleaners charged around £4-5 for a new universal bulb. For specialist ovens, parts may need to be ordered separately and a second visit required at extra cost.
Q) Can the space between the glass panels be cleaned?
A) If the panels are not part of a sealed unit and can be removed, then yes they can be cleaned.
Q) How often should an oven be cleaned?
A) That depends on how often the oven is used and what is cooked in it. Once a year is ideal, but for ovens that are not used frequently, every two years is sufficient.
Q) Can “self-cleaning” ovens be cleaned?
A) These ovens rarely clean themselves as they don’t reach the required temperature. While some oven cleaning chemicals used by professionals cannot be used on self-cleaning liners, they can still be cleaned.
Q) How soon can the oven be used after it’s cleaned?
A) Straight away. There is no need to wait. The chemicals are fumeless and safe.
Q) Should I choose a local business or a larger national company?
A) There is usually no difference in quality, and some national companies charge substantially more than local firms. There are also several websites that appear prominently in Google’s search results that are just “middlemen” – they subcontract your oven clean to a local firm. They typically charge around 15-20% more, and this is their commission.
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