Self-Cleaning Ovens Vs Professional Oven Cleaning

Do you own or are you considering buying a self-cleaning oven?

Well, as oven technology has advanced, self-cleaning ovens have become increasingly popular, promising a hands-free solution to keeping your oven clean.

And who wants to spend precious free time cleaning their oven?

Self-cleaning ovens boast a feature that uses high temperatures to burn off food residue and particles, turning them into ash which can be wiped away with a damp cloth once the oven has cooled down.

But are they all they’re cracked up to be?

Let’s take a look at the difference between a self-cleaning oven and paying for a professional oven cleaning service.

Pros of self-cleaning ovens

Convenience: One of the selling points of self-cleaning ovens is the convenience. With just the push of a button, the oven will initiate its cleaning cycle, saving hours of work (or so you’re told).

No additional cost: In theory, once you’ve invested in a self-cleaning oven, there are no recurring costs associated with purchasing cleaning solutions or hiring a professional oven cleaning company.

No harsh chemicals: Self-cleaning ovens eliminate the need to use harsh cleaning chemicals.

Cons of self-cleaning ovens

High temperatures & extended cleaning duration: The self-cleaning cycles of self-cleaning ovens can take several hours, during which the oven is unavailable for use. This could be inconvenient if you need to prepare food during that time.

Smoke and nasty odours: Self-cleaning ovens burn food aprticles and grime into ash. During this process, some ovens may produce excessive smoke and unpleasant odours, particularly if your oven hasn’t been cleaned in some time.

Professional Oven Cleaning

Traditional oven cleaning, performed by a professional, involves the use of professional-grade cleaning solutions and equipment.

A professional will disassemble your oven, cleaning each component thoroughly, and then reassemble it to restore the appliance to its original condition.

Pros of Professional Oven Cleaning:

The most thorough clean: Professionals reach and clean areas that a self-cleaning cycle can’t.

Time-efficient: No need to waste hoiurs waiting for a self-cleaning cycle to finish. A professional clean is typically faster than self-cleaning.

No high temperatures: With professional oven cleaning, there is no need for your oven to reach extreme temperatures, creating a safer environment and conserving energy.

  1. Time-Efficient: While the cleaning process may take a few hours, it is typically faster than the extended self-cleaning cycle, allowing you to resume regular oven use sooner.

Cons of Professional Oven Cleaning:

Cost: While hiring a professional oven cleaning service does incur a cost, we believe it saves monery in the long-term buy making your oven more efficient.


While self-cleaning ovens have become more popular, they simply cannot achieve the results of a professional.

Indeed, we regulalry clean self-cleaning ovens due to poor results and the areas of an oven that a self-cleaning cycle can’t clean effectively.

If you’d like your oven cleaned by true professionals, contact Oven Craft today.

Why You Should Choose Oven Craft Over A National Or Franchised Oven Cleaning Business

If you’ve landed on our website after searching for an oven cleaning company on Google, you’ll have been presented with numerous options.

But why should you choose Oven Craft over the other companies online?

We’re oven cleaning specialists

Unlike many other cleaning companies, we don’t offer a wide range of services.

Our only service is oven cleaning, which means we put all our effort into improving our service and achieving the best results possible.

Being a specialist means we use the best equipment and cleaning products in the industry and we’re always uodating our methods and knowledge.

You’ll be supporting an independently owned local business

Supporting local tradespeople means you’re invest directly into your community.

Money spent locally stays within a community, contributing to the growth of all local businesses.

This interconnected local economy system is vital to ensuring ongoing availibilty of your local services.

Personalised customer service

We believe that local, independently owned business is able to provide a better customer service experience.

Dealing directly with the business owner fosters a connection that is often lacking with national companies and franchises.

It allows us to offer a level of attention and service that you can’t get from larger companies.

Faster response and flexibility

Local businesses like Oven Craft can be more agile and are able to adapt quickly to changing appointments and schedules.

This leads to faster response times and more flexibility in accommodating customer requests.

We understand that plans can change and we do everything to help fit in with your schedule.

Fully guaranteed service

Being a local business, our reputation is very important to us.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our service and so we offer a 100% guarantee.

If you’re not happy with the results of your oven, we return to clean at no extra cost to our customers.

Brilliant service, no hastle whatsoever, and the oven has never looked so good
Evelyn Perry
Evelyn Perry
I had my oven cleaned by this Company on Tuesday, 19th December, just in time for Christmas. My oven, I must admit, was “dirty” but was transformed, in no time to its original pristine condition. Their prices are very reasonable and their attitude professional yet friendly. I will certainly periodically have them back to keep my oven gleaming.
Jonathan Fellows
Jonathan Fellows
Very professional and friendly service. Oven came with the house and we’d never been able to get it properly clean. Before, you couldn’t see through the windows the the front was sticky. Now its cleaner than I could have expected, can see straight through the windows and even the hob is shiny. Highly recommended.
Ceri Gray
Ceri Gray
Oven Craft offer a fantastic service. I was contacted ahead of arrival and when Keith arrived he got straight on with the job and with marvellous results! My oven, hob and cooker hood have never looked so clean and I'm extremely pleased. Keith provided a very professional service and level of work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them
Alison Jones
Alison Jones
Great service, very happy with the result
adrian rye
adrian rye
Great communication, was informed when Keith was going to be arriving. Keith did a great job of cleaning the oven. Looking forward to Keith coming back in a years time, he aslo gave the time to my old Labrador, Charlie who loved his cuddles. Highly recommended
Oliver Price
Oliver Price
Fantastic work! Oven looked as good as new. Thoroughly recommend
J Hancock
J Hancock
Absolutely fabulous service from start to finish Jackie kept me informed every step of the way when Keith was due to arrive. Keith was friendly, courteous and did a fabulous job of my oven. It’s sparkling. Highly recommend.
Dolores Davey
Dolores Davey
Delighted with our double oven that was cleaned today. Friendly and trustworthy to have around. Delighted with the results - looks like new. Thoroughly recommend
Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson
Couldn’t recommend oven craft enough - really pleased with how my oven turned out, it looks like new. Keith is a lovely guy, and did an amazing job - thank you !

Getting a quote

With several years experience, Oven Craft has earned a fantastic local reputation for delivering the best oven cleaning results possible.

We clean ovens in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport, the Rhondda, Caerphilly, Cwmbran and throughout South Wales

Whether it’s a single oven, Range, AGA, Everhot, hob, extractor fan or microwave, we guarantee you’ll be thrilled with the results.

Contact us today for a free quotation.

A Guide To Making Your Oven More Efficient

In this guide, we’ll explore practical strategies that will help increase the efficiency of your oven.

By adopting these strategies, you will not only reduce your environmental footprint, but also enjoy the benefits of improved cooking results and lower utility bills.

Choose the right oven

Choosing an energy-efficient oven will help reduce your energy consumption.

Ovens that that prioritise energy efficiency will cut down on your gas and electric bills by using less energy.

Get your oven professionally cleaned

Keeping your oven clean is a key factor in mainting its energy efficiency.

When your oven has been professionally cleaned, it will reach the desired cooking temperature efficiently, resulting in increased energy conservation.

A clean oven reaches a target temperatire faster and distributes heat more effectively compared to a dirty oven, ensuring that your food cooks evenly.

This not only saves energy but also improves cooking results.

Stubborn carbon deposits can be challenging to clean without professional equipment and will affect the taste of your food.

Cooking practices for improved energy efficiency

Here are some tips to maximise your oven’s energy efficiency:

1. Pre-heating

Avoid excessive pre-heating times to reduce energy consumption. Once your oven reaches the desired temperature, place your food inside promptly to utilise the heat efficiently and turn it off once finished.

2. Batch cooking

Minimise energy consumption by cooking all your food in batches.  .

3. Keep the oven door closed

Every time the oven door is opened, heat escapes, leading to additional energy consumption to regain the set temperature. While it may be tempting to take a peek, try and keep the door closed during cooking.

4. Defrost food before cooking

Plan ahead and defrost your food before cooking to reduce the amount of time, heat and energy needed.

A clean oven is a recipe for success

By keeping your oven clean, hygience and efficient with an annual professional clean, and combining with efficient cooking strategies, you will reduce your energy consumption and achieve better tasting dishes.

If you’d like a quotation to get your oven professionally cleaned, contact us today.

We clean ovens in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport and throughout South Wales.

How To Choose The Right Company To Clean Your Oven

Oven cleaning is a time-consuming and dirty task.

Indeed, when considering the cost of buying high-quality cleaning products as well as the lost time, it’s no wonder that most homeowners opt to get their ovens cleaned by a professional.

But with so many companies to choose from, how do you pick the right one?

Here are some points to consider when searching for a local oven cleaning company:

  • Research results and reviews: Most companies will have photos on their websites and social media profiles. Check the standard of results and browse recent reviews to gain insight into the business.
  • Take note of your first impression: If you are greeted with an indifferent response to your enquiry (via phone or email) then we’d advise that you continue searching and not make a booking. A professional company that cares about customer service will be courteous and responsive.
  • Check they are insured: It may sound obvious but you’d be surprised how many companies don’t hold full insurance. It is vital in order to protect you against intentional or accidental damage.
  • Ask what equipment they will be using: Some companies (like Oven Craft), use high-powered gas tanks and premium cleaning chemicals. Others will turn up in a small car with little more than a disposable dip tank. You really do get the service – and results – that you pay for.
  • Obtain an accurate price: Before booking your cleaning appointment, ensure you have agreed on a clear price for the work that will be carried out. Does it include the hob and extractor fan? If not, how much extra would these items cost to be cleaned?

We hope this post has helped you in your search for a local oven cleaning company that you can trust to carry out the work in your home.

Recent News

Recent News From Oven Craft

It’s been a while since we’ve updated this blog (November 2020 to be precise!) and so it’s about time we put that right!

While the early months of 2020 brought some uncertainty to small service businesses like ours, we’ve been fortunate to have been very busy during the last couple of years.

Indeed, in the last year, we’ve added a new van to our business (a lovely Ford Transit Custom from My Big Green Fleet!) and taken on a new member of staff.

This has enabled us to continue to improve our services and ensure we have coverage throughout South Wales (and we’re now also cleaning ovens in Bristol).

As a reminder, here are the areas we currently serve:

If you haven’t used our professional oven cleaning services before, you can view photos of our results and customer testimonials on our Facebook page.

Our aim has always been to provide the very best oven cleaning service in South Wales and Bristol.

Every year we’re looking at ways to improve and update our processes and provide the best value for money.

In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to maintain your appliances to eliminate the cost of unnecessary replacements. This is particularly the case with ovens.

Keep on top of it and it can last you a lifetime!

Advice & Quotations

If you’d like some advice on maintaining your oven – or would like a free quotation – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

Simply call us today on 07745 742521.



Locked Down? There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Your Oven Cleaned (Special Offer!)

The last few months have been a particularly trying time for most of us in South Wales.

This was particularly the case during the initial weeks of lockdown back in spring. And just as we thought things were returning more to normal, we now find ourselves in yet another national lockdown!

Perhaps surprisingly, things were busier than ever for us during the summer months as people caught up on their household tasks and wanted their ovens brought back to life!

As we head into November, we’re expecting things to get even busier in the run up to Christmas, despite the latest lockdowns.

And so if you’re thinking of booking your professional oven clean in the next few weeks, please do get in touch as soon as possible to reserve your appointment. Our oven cleaning service is covid secure and we always follow government advice and take all precautions necessary.

It couldn’t be easier…

Simply call us today on 07745 742521 to get your free, instant quotation for your oven, hob, extractor and grill.

Special Lockdown Offer

We realise that times are tough for many of our customers right now. And that’s why we’re running a special offer that will be valid from 2nd November – 23rd December.

  • Single Oven: £59
  • Single Oven, Hob & Extractor: £89
  • Double Oven: £75
  • Range Ovens: From £110
  • Microwaves: £20

We are running this time limited offer throughout South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Newport and the Rhondda.

To book your appointment, call us today on 07745 742521 or fill in our contact form.