Best oven cleaners

Get your oven sparkling clean with our pick of the best oven cleaners

NEFF N90 C17FS32N0B COMPACT STEAM OVEN

Cleaning an oven is a job no one likes doing, but unfortunately it has to be done every few months. The best oven cleaner should make your job a little easier (and more pleasant), so 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.

Find out how to clean an oven in our smart guide. We've tried and tested lots of cleaning buys here at Real Homes, so head over to our pick of the 50 best cleaning products, too. 

THE BEST OVEN CLEANERS

Oven Mate Oven Cleaning Gel


1. Oven Mate Oven Cleaning Gel

Our pick of the best oven cleaner, bar none

Specifications
Best for: All-rounder
Type: Gel
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Comes with a brush and gloves+Doesn't have a strong smell+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Some may prefer a spray-Not for use on self cleaning ovens

This powerful gel oven cleaner 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.

Dr Beckmann Rescue Oven Cleaner

2. Dr Beckmann Rescue Oven Cleaner

A powerful oven cleaner for a deep oven clean

Specifications
Best for: Deep cleaning
Type: Spray
Size: 375ml
Reasons to buy
+Tough+Fast-acting+Easy to use+Can be left overnight for deep cleaning+Doesn't smell too strong
Reasons to avoid
-Not for use on printed, lacquered, aluminium or plastic surfaces-Can't be used on self cleaning ovens

This gel cleaner comes in a spray bottle, 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.

Astonish Original Oven & Cookware Cleaner

3. Astonish Original Oven & Cookware Cleaner

Cruelty-free, vegan and free from harsh chemicals, this is voted one of the most versatile oven cleaners in the world

Specifications
Best for: Eco
Type: Block
Size: 150g
Reasons to buy
+Cruelty free and vegan+Versatile
Reasons to avoid
-Some may prefer a spray-Can't be used on plastics, non-stick coatings, polished metal surfaces or brushed stainless steel-Do not use on cracked or damaged enamel/glazing

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!

Wilko Ovenbrite Oven Cleaner

4. Ovenbrite Oven Cleaner

An easy to use oven cleaner that'll have your oven gleaming in no time

Specifications
Best for: Easy to use
Type: Gel
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Comes with bag and gloves included+Fume-free
Reasons to avoid
-Bottle only contains one to two applications-Takes a while

Made from a fume-free formula, this 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. Pop out of reach of children. 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.

Oven Mate Daily Oven Cleaner Spray

5. Oven Mate Daily Oven Cleaner Spray

Looking for a product for daily oven cleaning? This is your guy

Specifications
Best for: Daily cleaning
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Great for quick-clean ups+No-fuss
Reasons to avoid
-Not suitable for use on enamel-coated, aluminium or self-cleaning ovens

Ideal for quick-clean ups, this spray oven cleaner 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.

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