Best UK Oven Cleaners 2020

By Graham Rogers

the best UK Oven cleaners 2020

THE BEST UK OVEN CLEANERS 2020

If you are looking to get your oven cleaned you maybe are looking into doing it yourself with shop bought products that can easily be bought in your local supermarket.

But which is the best oven cleaner? How do you find the best UK oven cleaner? So here is a useful guide to find the best uk oven cleaner in 2020 with the reasons why you might use them and the reasons why you might want to avoid them. This will help you buy the right one.

As a way of warning: Please note some of these oven cleaning products are extremely dangerous. Please follow the manufacturers instructions on the side of the packet and also ensure that the products are stored in a safe cupboard that is not easily accessible to young children and pets.

We rated them in reverse order.

So we start with 7 and go to 1. So scroll down to find our No 1 Best UK Oven Cleaner of 2020

 No 7. Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner

The name you'd mostly likely to say if asked "Name an oven cleaner".

mr muscle oven cleaner

How to use: follow the instructions on the can. It sprays out as foam. Says on the instructions not to spray at the fan!

Pros

  • It can be a fast way to clean your oven if it isn't that dirty.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Easy to use - point can and shoot.
  • In small easy to use can.
  • It is a well known brand. The cleaner you'd likely to pick up in your supermarket if someone asked you to get some in.

Cons

  • Don't use anywhere near AGA or expensive range cookers.
  • Will damage your oven causing it to rust and go wrong - elements failing.  Also will damage enamel, aluminium. painted sides, stainless steel,  if left on too long - for paint that would be a few seconds.
  • Has high fumes and the foam is ultra dangerous to skin, eyes. Youn need to fully ventilate your kitchen. No good to store as not safe for children or pets.
  • Won't clean the racks/shelves of your oven very well.

Conclusion:

it's a brand that people buy to use to clean their ovens because it's been around a long time. But they will use it incorrectly, they will open the door and spray and it hits the back of the oven going everywhere. This damages the fan itself, as it can't be removed without taking the fan cover off. The back element gets covered too. Also often the cleaner is not wiped out properly leaving a residue that, over time,  rusts the oven - fitting screws, racks, fan, grill element, back element. The aerosol application makes it even more dangerous.

#7th Rated
mr muscle oven cleaner

Our Score 5 out of 10

I'm seen the aftermath of oven cleaned using this product. It may clean them if used probably, but often it isn't. It comes in last position because of the way it is applied in an aerosol which means the danger of getting on your hands, face or inhaling it are increased.

No 6. Vinegar and Baking Soda

Cheap effective oven cleaner you can mix up from products you already have.

vinegar and baking soda oven cleaner

How to use: Mix a half a cup of baking soda into a solution with water. Spread the paste over the oven parts to be cleaned. Leave for 12 hours. Wipe out with a damp cloth. Use the vinegar in a spray bottle to remove any remaining residue of baking soda (it will foam).

Pros

  • Products can be found in your cupboard.
  • Inexpensive.
  • No fumes.
  • Not dangerous.
  • Is an eco way of cleaning ovens.

Cons

  • Not suitable for AGA cookers as vinegar removes shine from enamel. Not good on doors.
  • Vinegar can damage enamel if left on too long.
  • Takes a very long time, can be messy and requires some effort.
  • Won't get the really bad bits off.

Conclusion:

it's easy to use and relatively safe. But can be messy and take a lot of time and effort. Results will be okay but not 100%. Not good on doors.

#6th Rated
vinegar and baking soda oven cleaner

Our Score 5 out of 10

The mixture is messy and can be difficult to get off if it drys. I don't personally like using vinegar because I have seen the damage to range cookers, in particular AGA cookers caused by acid damage.


No 5 Oven Mate Oven Cleaner

It;s got a brush, it;s got gloves.

How to use: Mix some of this paste with water and apply with the sponge - included in the tub. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe off.

Pros

  • Does a great job at removing grease and carbon.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Has won awards by Goodh
  • Can be used as a general cleaner around the home.
  • Was awarded the Good Housekeeping and Which awards  for the best oven cleaner. They obviously didn't take into account the potential harm of this product!

Cons

  • You really need to read the instructions and buy the additional safety equipment required to reduce your risk of harm to your skin, eyes and throat when using it.
  • Its main content is Potassium Hydroxide. It will continue burning your skin even when washed off. Here is the data sheet. If residue is left it will rust your oven over a period of time.
  • A big risk to children and pets if left stored in cupboards before use.

Conclusion:

In the professional oven cleaning world most of our competitors use a product that is similar to this. That is has a high Potassium Hydroxide content. They wear protective gear to protect themselves. It may work well but the safety aspect means it's doesn't get our vote.

#5th Rated
oven mate

Our Score 5 out of 10

I good product that is  comes with a brush and gloves. Doesn't have a bag and instructions need to be read as care needs to be taken in its use. We give this 0 out of 10.

No 4 Oven Brite Oven Cleaning Liquid and bag.

A bag, gloves and oven cleaning solution. Everything you need? No!

oven brite oven cleaner

How to use: its comes with a bag and gloves. You pour the solution into the bag and leave for a few hours to work. But please follow the instructions as this stuff isn't safe.

Pros

  • The bag is a good way to get the racks clean.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Will get most of the grease and carbon off.
  • All you need in one box.

Cons

  • You really need to read the instructions and buy the additional safety equipment required to reduce your risk of harm to your skin, eyes and throat when using it.
  • You will have to use the bag carefully. Ensure it doesn't leak on to any flooring or side cabinets, or you, children or pets..
  • A big risk to children and pets if left stored in cupboards before use.

Conclusion:

A easy to use oven cleaner that can get your racks clean with no or little scrubbing. It needs a long to work. But after reading the instructions it wouldn't be something you'd want to keep in your home .

#4th Rated
oven brite oven cleaner

Our Score 5 out of 10

I've given this product 5 of 10 and the very similar and better know Oven Pride 6 out of 10. Do you really want to use this stuff?

No 3 Oven Pride Oven Cleaning Liquid and bag.

Recommend Oven Cleaner by Which. it must be good.. errr.

oven pride oven cleaner

How to use: it comes with a bag and gloves. You take out the racks from the oven and place them in the rack. You leave them and then take out the racks. You rinse them off. Also you can put the solution in your oven and leave that too. They should be clean without any additional work required.

Pros

  • The bag is a good way to get the racks clean.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Will get most of the grease and carbon off.
  • All you need in one box.
  • Which Magazine's Best Buy

Cons

  • You really need to read the instructions and buy the additional safety equipment required to reduce your risk of harm to your skin, eyes and throat when using it.
  • You will have to use the bag careful. Ensure it doesn't leak on to any flooring or side cabinets, or you, children or pets..
  • A big risk to children and pets if left stored in cupboards before use.

Conclusion:

A easy to use oven cleaner that can get your racks clean with no or little scrubbing. It needs to be left 4 hours or more to do its work. Easy to read instructions on box. But you really need to be careful when using this product, ensure you read and follow the instructions. Because it has the bag it get the racks and shelves of your oven clean though.

#3rd Rated
oven pride oven cleaner

Our Score 6 out of 10

A product to avoid for home use because of the potential risks and harm it can cause. It's not safe to have in a modern home.

No 2. Stardrops Pink Stuff General Cleaner 500g

THE MIRACLE PINK PASTE CLEANER,

Pink stuff oven cleaner

How to use: Mix some of this paste with water and apply with the sponge. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe off. Clean glass too.

Pros

  • Does a great job at removing grease and carbon.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Is Eco and Safe. with a pleasant smell.
  • Large Pot - and you only need a small amount each time. So will last a long time.
  • Can be used on other jobs around the home as is a general cleaner.

Cons

  • Is in a paste that if left to dry can be difficult to get off.
  • No clothes or application tools come with the pot.
  • A big risk to children and pets if left stored in cupboards before use.
  • Has a different texture when you been used to using Astonish oven cleaning paste.
  • You need to follow the instructions to get the results.

Conclusion:

When Astonished changed their product range we trialled this product to use to clean ovens professionally and it works very well. We love it and so does Mrs Hinch. But at a push if we have the choice we would still pay extra to get the new Astonish range of Oven and Grill cleaner because of its awards and credentials. .

#2nd Rated
Pink stuff oven cleaner

Our Score 9 out of 10

A great product to use for oven cleaning. Also can be used around the home on other cleaning jobs.

No 1. Astonish Oven & Grill Specialist Cleaner and Sponge 250 grams

OvenGleamers Oven Cleaning Product of 2020

astonish oven cleaner

How to use: Mix some of this paste with water and apply with the sponge - included in the tub. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe off.

Pros

  • Only a small amount required of the pot each time. So one pot will do more than one clean.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Completely Eco
  • Can be used as a general cleaner around the home.
  • Was awarded the General House Product of the Year 2020 by ww.theProductOfTheYear.co.uk consumer survey website.

Cons

  • If left to dry residue can be difficult to remove.
  • May need some extra tools such as a scraper to get really burnt on carbon off.
  • Can go in the dry in the pot if left (can be rescued by adding water though)
  • Some people don't like the smell.

Conclusion:

It's the main product we have used to clean ovens since 2004. It's also vegan friendly and not been tested on animals. It has the Leaping Bunny logo on it and has been approved by the Vitreous Enamel Association. It's good at degreasing other things in addition to the oven such as hobs and extractors. Does a great job on AGA cookers too.

ovengleamers product of they yeaer
#1st Rated
astonish oven cleaner

Our Score 10 out of 10

We love this product and use it everyday. It's also our product of 2020.


Our Verdict: The Best UK Oven Cleaner of 2020  as recommended by OvenGleamers is

Astonish Oven Cleaning Paste. Because it's the product we have been using for 16 years and we have cleaned thousands of ovens, range cookers, and AGA cookers with it. Also it cleans stainless steel and is an all round cleaner for your home. We also would go for the new Premium edition with the larger pot and sponge inside the pot.

Professional Oven Cleaning

We hope these reviews will help you to make the right choice when you go to buy your oven cleaning products to do the oven clean yourself.

I just hope you'll go for our recommended no 1 product Astonish or if that isn't available our no 2 The Pink Stuff.

But we know that Oven cleaning as a chore is the No1 chore that people just hate. It's a messy job so why do it yourself?  So if you don't want to do it yourself get the OvenGleamers professionals in to clean your oven.

We are the UK's no 1 Safe Oven Cleaning Company with no fumes, no toxic chemicals, safe for you, your children and pets. No gas burners used to heat our dip tank in your drive or on the street in your road

Request a quote by clicking the button on this page or give us a ring on 0800 011 9637 in office hours and will make it easy for you to book in your oven for a professional oven clean to bring your oven back as new.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Which is the best oven cleaner in the UK?

Well the best oven cleaner in the UK as recommend by OvenGleamers is Astonish Oven And Grill Specialist Cleaner and Sponge 250 grams.

What oven cleaning products do professional oven cleaners use?

Professional oven cleaners tend to fall into two camps. Those who use strong chemicals and harsh cleaning products in the home and those that don't. OvenGleamers use Eco products such as Astonish Oven Cleaning Paste or The Pink Stuff as the product they use in customers homes so these are safe for children, pets and 

My oven is particularly dirty. Which heavy duty oven cleaner should I use?

If your oven hasn't been cleaned in a while the build up of burnt on carbon and grease may not be that easy to remove. Even with the strongest chemical cleaners such as Oven Pride or Mr Muscle may not give you the result you are looking for. Even after using it more than once.  A professional oven cleaning company such as OvenGleamers will remove all the grease and burnt on carbon bringing back the 'like new' result.

How long does it take a professional oven cleaner to clean an oven?

It's about two hours. But it depends on what products the oven cleaners use. If they use strong caustic cleaners in your home they will heat up your oven to get the fastest and quickest result. Companies such as OvenGleamers that use eco products will clean your oven cold.





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About the Author

Graham Rogers Started OvenGleamers as one man in a van in Taunton in 2004. The business grew to a five van operation by 2007. OvenGleamers first franchisee started in October 2010. OvenGleamers Became An Associate Member of British Franchise Association in 2012. Now growing National OvenGleamers Network. OvenGleamers are AGA and Big Cooker Cleaning Specialists. Graham writes on this blog and films videos and has a podcast.

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