Oven Cleaners

Maintain good food hygiene with our choice of oven cleaners online at Cromwell.co.uk. We stock high-performance oven cleaners that also tackle grills, griddles and salamander kitchens to keep your equipment clean and thoroughly sanitised. We stock oven cleaning products from market-leading brands, like Jeyes® and Cif®. Browse our cleaning range now and find just the products you need.

What are oven cleaners?

Oven cleaners consist of strong chemical formulations to tackle stubborn, burnt-on food and grease from bubbled overcooking. For this reason, they can be highly corrosive to the skin, so it's important that gloves are worn when applying oven cleaning products, and that any contact with the skin is rinsed away immediately.

Why buy oven cleaners?

Keeping your oven clean ensures good food hygiene, and prevents food tainting smells and smoking from burnt on food.

When to use oven cleaners?

To keep your oven functioning to an optimum level and to ensure general cleanliness, they should be checked and cleaned periodically depending on the frequency of use and whether it is a domestic or professional kitchen; professional kitchens are held to specific standards and must align with these.

Oven cleaner types

Oven cleaning products are essentially a spray gel or foaming solution that clings to the sides of the oven to help soften and dissolve stubborn stains.

Liquid spray   -   Professional industrial strength sprays are often available for bulk purchase

Foaming aerosol   -   Commonly available for domestic use, but still as caustic as most oven cleaners

Oven cleaning kit   -   A kit will include soak bags for oven racks, gloves and oven cleaner liquid in a bottle

Considerations when choosing an oven cleaner

Preference - cleaning gels, liquids or foams come with their own advantages and disadvantages, and it's down to the user as to what they find easiest to use.

Single or bulk purchase - for industrial kitchens a bulk purchase is more cost-effective, while domestic or smaller kitchens can often get by on single purchases at a time.

Health and safety - wear chemical protection gloves when using oven cleaner and ensure the area is well-ventilated.

Oven cleaner jargon buster

Oven cleaners contain hazardous chemicals, and according to regulations (EC) No. 1272/2008, must be classified for safe transport and handling. Each class and category assigned is meant to highlight the type and seriousness of the hazard.

Every hazard statement is given an H code followed by three digits. H2 statements refer to the physical hazards of a product. While H3 refer to health hazards and H4 environmental hazards.

• H290 - 'May be corrosive to metals'. Any product sporting this classification is also labelled as class 8 dangerous goods

• H314 - 'Causes severe skin burns and eye damage'.

• H315 - 'Causes skin irritation'.

• H318 - 'Causes serious eye damage'.


Is oven cleaner flammable?

Yes, oven cleaning products are highly flammable, which is why it's important that the oven is cold before you start the cleaning process.

What happens if you spray oven cleaner on the heating element?

Oven cleaning chemicals are extremely corrosive, and the instructions on the package will tell you to avoid rubber seals and the heating element when spraying or pouring the product onto the surfaces. This is because the cleaning fluid if left, will eat away at the surfaces of these components and cause damage that will be expensive to repair.