These best oven cleaners are essential for easier and more efficient housework. Let's face it: no one likes cleaning their oven, but it has to be done. Especially after cooking for the entire family over Christmas. Whether you're after something for a deep clean, a daily clean or a cruelty-free and vegan oven cleaner, we've got something for everyone in our buying guide.
What is the best oven cleaner?
In our eyes, the Oven Mate Oven Cleaning Gel steals the show as the best oven cleaner you can buy. It's easy to use, powerful and it comes with a brush and pair of gloves included.
These are the rest of our top picks, below. Keep scrolling for the full reviews.
- Best oven cleaner: Oven Mate Oven Cleaning Gel
- Best oven cleaner spray: Dr Beckmann Rescue Oven Cleaner
- Best oven cleaner for baked on grease: Astonish Original Oven & Cookware Cleaner
- Best oven rack cleaner: Ovenbrite Oven Cleaner
- Best daily oven cleaner: Oven Mate Daily Oven Cleaner Spray
The best oven cleaners
This powerful Oven Mate Oven Cleaning Gel can remove baked-on grease and grime no problem, leaving your oven looking brand new. And the best part is there's no scrubbing needed. To apply, firstly ensure your oven's cold, then pop on the gloves and use the thick side of the brush to paint the inside of your oven with the gel. Leave for 10 minutes or so and then wipe with a damp cloth and it'll be good as new. This is the best oven cleaner if you're after something effective and easy to use, we think.
The Dr Beckmann Rescue Oven Cleaner comes in a spray bottle, making it ideal for those who don't like getting messy. It's tough, too, so your oven will be free of grease and grime in no time – our home test gave us surprisingly good results. Simple to use, just spray the product into your oven and close the door; leave to work for half an hour to an hour, depending on how dirty your oven is (for those who want a deep clean, leave overnight), then wipe your oven clean with a cloth dipped in soapy water. We think this is the best oven cleaner for tough stains and deep cleaning.
Unlike our other best oven cleaners, the Astonish Original Oven & Cookware Cleaner comes in block form and can be used on everything from ovens to cooker tops, pans, cookware, sinks and tiles. We think it's a great product that's particularly good at removing stubborn grease, burnt oil and dirt from the inside of an oven. To use, simply wet a sponge, nylon scouring pad or soft cloth with clean warm water, then scoop a small amount of the product and cover the dirty surface with it. Using circular motions, rinse it clean with a wet cloth to remove the residue and ta-da! Also, because it's not a spray, it's less harmful to your environment – winning!
Made from a fume-free formula, the Ovenbrite Oven Cleaner comes complete with gloves, a sponge and a bag for your racks to be cleaned in. To use, firstly ensure you're wearing the disposable gloves, then pour half the cleaning solution into the oven rack cleaning bag and place your cold racks inside and seal at the top. Pour the rest of the solution directly into the centre of your oven, then, using the sponge supplied, spread it around. Leave for a minimum of four hours (or overnight if you can) and then wipe away the residue with the sponge and some hot water. Although the bottle only contains one application (or two if your oven is small), this is our pick of the best oven cleaner for ease of use.
Ideal for quick clean-ups, the Oven Mate Daily Oven Cleaner Spray tackles grease, removes fat and lifts food. To use, spray into your cold oven (avoiding the door seals) and leave for up to 30 minutes, then wipe clean – it's as easy as that. It's no-fuss, easy to use and it comes out as a foam. The best oven cleaner for regular cleaning, we think.