Product Type: Lakeland Household Cleaning
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My best oven mate!
Lakeland Oven Mate
Member Name: doglover25
Lakeland Oven Mate
Date: 14/11/12, updated on 14/11/12 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Works very very well to cut through grime and grease!
Disadvantages: Can be a messy job...
I think I had lived in my flat for approx 6 months without giving a second thought to how clean the oven was...then one day I went to put a pizza in, actually seen the grime and felt quite ill!
The next day I went straight to lakeland and purchased Oven Mate as it was marketed as a best seller and promised great results. Priced at £7.99 I did think it was quite expensive but that was probably the price I would have to pay to cut through the grease and grime in the oven!
Excited about my new purchase (I'm quite sad and love a good cleaning project) I got home and got stuck in straight away. In the box I found a bottle of oven cleaning gel (500ml), a pair of protective gloves and a little brush.
After a quick read over the instructions, I got to work. The brush is a great tool as you first need to apply the gel to all the surfaces inside the oven and leave it to soak in (the length it should be left is dependant on how dirty your oven is). The brush is used as an applicator and I found this very useful as it ensured you applied a thick layer of the cleaning gel evenly. The gel itself is thick and it can be quite harsh on your skin so I would definitely recommend wearing the gloves.
After I had painted the gel onto the inside of my oven, I left it to soak for a couple of hours. Whilst there is a distinct smell to the gel, I didn't find this overpowering when I left the gel to soak in which is a definite bonus. I then approached the oven with a bowl of hot water and a cloth ready to be dazzled by my sparkly oven...and I wasn't disappointed!
I needed a significant amount of warm water to wash off the gel as it is quite thick. I found that when I wiped away the gel the grime was wiped away with it...no elbow grease required (fantastic!). This is quite a messy job as you do end up with a lot of dirty thick gel to wash off but it is completely worth it.
Once I had cleaned off the gel my oven looked gorgeous. I did notice a couple of days later that there were a few patches of powdery white residue where I hadn't completely cleaned off the gel but these were easily wiped away. I also have approx 4 more applications left in the bottle so this is good value for money!
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this product and would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to give their oven a good clean! The only thing I would like with it is someone to clean the oven too :)
Summary: A fantastic product!
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