Are you sick of lacklustre products hardly making a dent on oven stains? Compare brands with Canstar Blue’s oven cleaner review and ratings.
* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order. Canstar Blue research finalised in December 2016, published in January 2017.
It may have the shortest name, but Jif is obviously not short on fans in Australia, topping our customer ratings for oven cleaners. Jif was rated five stars across all research categories, including effectiveness and value for money.
Jif cooks up a powerful oven clean
Cleaning your oven represents one of the most dirty, finicky and tough cleaning assignments in the home. This is especially true if there’s been a long time between your last clean, as the grime can literally bake on. Or maybe you’ve had a spill! Washing up and doing a general clean of the kitchen after a hearty cooking session is second nature to many of us, but the oven frequently gets neglected… probably because it is such a pain. However, the longer you put it off, the more of a pain it’ll be.
Cleaning the kitchen can be gross at the best of times – after all you’re dealing with old food and its related grime. The oven can be a hotbed for food grime and bacteria, and it can be unpleasant to think about all of that being circulated every time the oven turns on. So, why not nip it in the bud by cleaning your oven regularly? The elbow grease you put in now could save a world of frustration down the track.
Not all oven cleaners are created equal, however. Which is why Canstar Blue likes to have its finger on the pulse, annually surveying consumers across Australia to find out which brands are living up to their promises. This year, five leading brands feature in the results, but only Jif received five stars for overall oven cleaning satisfaction. In fact, Jif blew the rest away with top marks in all categories. It might be the brand that your grandparents use, but Jif is clearly still going strong in Aussie kitchens.
Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used oven cleaner in the last 12 months – in this case, 1,138 people.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then alphabetically. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
A brand from the Unilever Corporation, Jif’s most standout product for cleaning ovens is probably the 500mL oven and barbeque spray with its fume-free application. Jif was faultless in our ratings, scoring five stars in all categories, including environmental friendliness where most other brands usually struggle.
OzKleen comes to the game with an interesting alternative to the old ‘spray and wipe’ or cream formulas. Instead OzKleen offers an oven ‘power kit’. It features a closure bag, where racks and trays are popped in the bag and smothered in ‘Oven Power’. After that it’s a simple rinse with water and you’re on your way. OzKleen was a solid performer in the ratings, earning mostly four and five stars, including top marks for effectiveness.
Famous for its ‘Bam’ products, Easy Off also features a high-powered spray oven cleaner. The brand claim this requires no scrubbing, and says the spray can work on a warm oven in five minutes, while a cold one takes half an hour. Evidently, Aussie consumers were pleased with its effectiveness and product design, rating Easy Off five stars for these categories. Overall though, the brand earned just three stars.
Evidently Mr Muscle’s biceps were not big enough for this gun show, earning three stars for overall satisfaction. However, its oven cleaner features a convenient spray function, which gives credence to its five stars on ease of use. It is odourless and produces no fumes, but overall Mr Muscle rated just three stars for oven cleaning satisfaction.
Perhaps best known for its DIY products like liquid nails and sealants, Selleys also makes a range of cleaners. Part of the Dulux group, Selleys has its fingers in all kinds of home improvement pies – oven cleaners included. There are three key products in the line-up – heavy-duty gel, a spray cleaner and wipes for easy and regular cleaning. Selleys earned three stars overall, but was solid in value for money, effectiveness and product design, with four stars on each.