Oven Pride Household Cleaning
Oven Pride Household Cleaning Reviews
(Quick recommendation before you read the below. If you're planning on using oven pride make sure you have plenty of time to spare where you don't require the use of your oven, ideally I would do this in the evening and leave the product to work overnight.) Why did I buy the product? *********************** OK so ... I'm just over a year into my first ever house and just over a year of using my shiny new Hotpoint Canon cooker which isn't so shiny and new anymore. Although not neglectful when it comes to cleaning the hob and grill on my cooker, the oven unfortunately hasn't received the same level of TLC as the rest of the appliance so I decided to give the interior a scrub a couple of weeks ago and found that some of the baked on gunk just wouldn't shift with regular elbow grease and my fingers were getting a little sore from trying, so on a recent shopping trip to my local Asda I had a look in the cleaning aisle to see what solutions they had on offer for cleaning your oven racks and came across 'oven Pride'. I scanned the back quickly reading through the instructions and thought it looked relatively easy so proceeded to add it to my shopping trolley. A week later, here I am testing it out for the first time.
How easy is this to use
Oven pride is a multi-purpose cleaning solution for your oven racks and indeed the interior of your oven which I'm sure most will agree can get pretty grotty after months and months of cooking. Everything you need to get started is included in the box including gloves to protect your hands, an extra-large bag for your racks and of course the cleaning solution itself. Now before you get started it's very important to read the instructions which advise the product should not be used on any part of the hob, oven trim, glass oven doors, heating elements, pilot light or any fan elements, and of course do not use the product if the gloves or the bag are damaged in any way. Step one out of the way I put the blue gloves provided to the side and pull out my pink rubber cleaning gloves which are longer than the blue ones and travel half way up my arm instead of just to my wrist to ensure better protection against the harsh chemical contained in the bottle containing the cleaning solution. Now it's important to note that the instructions clearly state that gloves should be worn at all times so before doing anything I put on my gloves. Unfolding the bag provided for putting the racks in I see immediately that this is much larger than what is actually required for the size of racks I have which means it's nice and easy to pop them in once I've removed them from the oven. Now I have two racks in my oven, both of which pop easily into the large plastic bag. Before putting in the solution I place the bag on the floor with the racks leaning against one of my cupboards and proceed to carefully unscrew the cap of the solution. The instructions instruct you to pour between half and three quarters of the solution into the bag.....as I had attempted to clean the racks a few weeks prior I opted to pour only half of the solution into the bag saving the other half for the inside of my oven. I carefully sealed the bag with the solution and the racks inside (still wearing my rubber gloves) trying to remove as much air as possible and carefully tilt the bag back and forth to coat the racks inside the bag. All I have to do now is wait.
Tick tock tock tick
I'm not the most patient of people when it comes to cleaning, I very much like to get it out of the way as fast as possible but with oven pride you have to leave the solution to work is magic, initially for a couple of hours, then you are instructed to return to the bag to re-coat the racks as best you can. After my first 2 hours were up I really was amazed to see how the product had been working away with the solution in the bag already having turned a murky dark brown colour and the shine of the racks starting to come through. At this stage I was confident that this wasn't just another fad. You hear all the time about these cleaning products that have all these marvellous capabilities that sometimes don't quite live up to expectations, but oven pride really did seem to be working. So following the instructions I re-coated the racks in the bag and walked away, this time having been instructed to leave for another 4 hours.
Tick Tock Tick Tock
Had I thought about it properly I really would have done this in the evening but as it stands I decided that 12 o clock on a Saturday afternoon seemed like a convenient time to tackle the oven. I think this is the biggest drawback of this product...I understand that some things take time to work effectively but the recommendation for this is a minimum of 6 hours which is a little longer than I have the patience for. I only used half of the bottle for the racks as I thought this was a sufficient amount of solution to use, and decided that the other half would be used to clean the inside of the oven at a later date.
6 hours later
So my 6 hours was up and the racks were ready to come out of the bag, so on came the rubber gloves again. Carefully removing the racks from the bag I opted to finish the cleaning process in the bathtub as the sink just isn't quite big enough for what I needed to do, making sure to remove my rubber bath mat before proceeding to do anything. I set the hot water running and rinsed the racks being sure to get all of the solution off and I have to say the sparkle off of the racks was very impressive. There were a couple of sections where the baked on food / grease or whatever it was hadn't completely dissolved so I did have to give it a little scrub but this was no-where near as challenging as it would have been had I not previously used the oven pride solution. After drying the racks I carefully popped them back into the oven and it was as if it was brand new again.
Disposing of the solution
The instructions for disposing of the solution are very simple. All you have to do is dilute the solutions still in the bag by adding water, carefully sealing the bag again and just slosh it around a bit to get as much of the solution off of the sides of the bag as you can. Once you've diluted the solution simply trim a corer off the bottom of the bag and drain down the sink....easy as that. Once I was done I simply put the used plastic bag in to the bin with the rest of my rubbish.
I paid around £3.98 for my oven pride in my local asda but you can get this on special offer currently at the bargain price of £2.88 which in my opinion is well worth it. You would expect to pay on average around £4 depending on which supermarket you shop at but it is widely available and easy to find in amongst the aisle that contains the generic cleaning products such as polish and anti-bacterial sprays.
My overall opinion
Despite the fact that this takes what seems like a very very very long time to work I was very impressed with the results, the oven racks were redeemed back to their shiny silver sparkly look that they had when we first purchased our oven. The process was very easy and required minimal effort on my part but as indicated before I think Ideally the process would be best started in the evening and left to work overnight to ensure maximum results, I don't recommend you do this through the day. As long as you have some rubber gloves and a good sized sink to rinse the racks - you're pretty much good to go. A little on the pricey side and time consuming to use but at the end of the day if elbow grease isn't enough then this product will get the job done.
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Dear all. It was time to give the oven a good clean after the temperatures becoming irrational and black smoke billowing when door was open I and decided to op for oven pride. The oven is two years old and has been cleaned three times before. The racks went in the bag and the gel formula was wiped around the interior, the ... bottom shelf was taken out and covered and left outside on the grass.
After 4 hours the shelves came out clean and with a wipe off a sponge practically brand new..
I used a large sponge and bucket to mop up the internal gel.
I used a greeny pad on the light and only then noticed that the oven has a top cover which was covered with thick carbonated fat.
It now explained where the black smoke and irrational temperatures came from as both my wife and I never noticed it.
I had some oven pride gel left and took it outside covered the shelf and left for about an hour or less!
To be honest after doing such a good job of the oven. I was gutted that I had missed this top shelf especially as it had two years of food encrusted onto it.
After roughly 20 minutes I got bored of waiting and decided to accelerate the cleaning process by using my new all in one steam cleaner, the combination of steam and oven pride certainly did the job and with the aid of a BBQ brush, which I was energetically scrubbing I sensed a burning sensation from my bottom rather close to the business bit.?
The tray was replaced and as soon as I shut the door felt that the burning was increasing tremendously. I checked my rear and noticed a large wet black patch on my trousers. (I had sat in the previous cleaning area)
I quickly removed both set of pants ran up stairs for a shower and cool down of the posterior .
It is now evening time the burns are getting bigger and even scabbed over. Though I been in the shower several times.
I have also been to the toilet and there are a lot of hairs around the toilet seat.
I have shown the burn to wife( comically concerned) who recommends A&E!
But the oven looks brand new!
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== Oven Pride == Two weeks ago what started with a quick wipe of the fridge ended in a 12 hour cleanathon of my kitchen . Including the dreaded oven which, apart from a quick wipe over the top , does get neglected in the day to day cleaning . So a whole day of scrubbing and wiping and every cleaner under the kitchen sink ... being used , the oven is looking good on the outside , but the inside was still letting it down . The racks and the slots of the inside of the oven that hold the racks were not the shiny silver they used to be but a very horrible black .
I have a Stoves gas oven which has a double thickness glass door on the bottom and a glass grill door above , as you can see through both ,the racks were annoying me and it didn't look like I had spent all the time I did on it .
I have previously, a year or 2 ago , tried to clean the racks in the bath and it was the biggest waste of time ever , I left them soaking with cleaning agent and scrubbed them till my arms hurt and it made no difference at all.
So a few days later I spot this at the bargain price of £2.50 [ previously £3.80] in Wilkinsons and think what have I got to lose .
== What You Get ==
Inside the box [ which looks slightly different to the picture ] you will find a very large thick plastic bag, a pair of gloves, a 500 ml bottle of cleaner and instruction leaflet.
There are lots of warning signs of the box and cleaning agent as it is toxic and contains Sodium Hydroxide.
== What To Do ==
Firstly read the instructions and then read them again to be double sure you know what you are doing.
Put on the gloves , the box actually says the gloves provided are for your convenience and that rubber gloves are advisable , sadly I did not have any as there was only 1 glove in my box so the rest was done 1 handed .
Open the bag and place the racks inside , the instructions say to put 2 racks in , but as I have 3 racks I put them all in . The bag is plenty big enough for 3 and I placed them in horizontally in the bottom half of the bag.
Next carefully pour 2/3 rd to 3/4 of the liquid into the bag . Seal the bag and fold it over, then swish around to coat the racks . Leave the bag lying flat and every hour or 2 swish and turn over .
I started this about 7pm in the evening and did it every hour till I went to bed .
Then leave overnight , when doing this I left it on the draining board of the sink . If like me your draining board has a slight slope towards the sink then be sure to leave it with the seal facing away from the sink as the seal isn't brilliant and the liquid will seep out if placed the other way.
With the left over liquid , again wearing gloves, pour a small amount in the bottom of the oven and use a sponge to coat over the side bars and the inside of the oven, being careful not to go near the heating or fan elements or pilot light etc.
Leave this overnight too.
Next day place the bag over the sink and again while wearing gloves , slide the racks out while leaving the very disgusting looking liquid in the bottom of the bag. Snip a corner of the bag and wash the cleaner down the sink with lots of hot soapy water .
Rinse of the racks again with lots of hot soapy water and wipe the inside of the oven out with the same .
I did this a couple of times to be sure the cleaner was all gone.
== Results ==
Wow I am actually amazed at how well this product has worked . I would say that 95 % of all 3 racks are shiny silver again . There were some small bits left in the center of the racks .
I think this was because it was hardest part to get to with the liquid , rather than it not working .
Inside the oven has the same results and everything that touched the liquid has come up lovely and shiny and clean . There are a couple of missed spots but again I put that down to me doing the job at night when the light isn't so good to see exactly where you are putting it .
I saved a small amount of the liquid in case of missed spots and used this neat on the last little bits with a scourer , giving it a scrub then leaving it for a bit , and repeating till the last bits were gone.
== Toxicity ==
Not the great song by Rage Against the Machine , but all the nasty stuff this cleaner contains.
There are warning all over the box and leaflet about not letting it touch your skin and working in a well ventilated area .
I obviously wore the gloves [ well glove in my case] provide . I did get a splash back on my arm and immediately washed it off and suffered no ill effects from it .
Surprisingly there was no strong chemical smell with this , I can't really say it smelt of anything really and have used window cleaner with a stronger smell .
But obviously this is strong stuff so do pay attention to the warnings.
== Thoughts ==
Why hadn't I tried this before , was my 1st thought. It really does do what it claims to do, it is not another of those annoying products that doesn't live up to the hype .
The difference it has made to my oven is amazing, especially for the price .
It wasn't the faff I thought it might be and certainly saved hours of scrubbing and wasn't as messy as I thought either . All the extras you need are plenty of hot soapy water for the rinsing.
Would i recommend , most definitely !
My oven wasn't quite in need of Kim and Aggie's help , but it does get used everyday and I also do a lot of baking so was certainly showing signs of wear .
I had thought about getting an oven cleaning company out at the cost of £40 -£50 but would much rather spend that money on something exciting ,and i'm so glad I didn't call them , now I know what this can do.
My 6 year old oven now looks 6 weeks old , you can't say better than that.
5 out of 5.
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Oven Pride Household Cleaning
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