Shock! 13 per cent of people interviewed by GMTV during a recent survey have admitted that cleaning the oven is not something they have ever thought to do.
And three per cent said they never clean their oven, full stop!
The survey was done for HomePride, the company behind Oven Pride™. It is the oven cleaner where those awkward oven racks are cleaned within a unique cleaning bag, supplied with the kit.
Nearly half of those who don’t clean their oven say they can’t be bothered, because it’s too difficult and messy.
GMTV asked 1,327 people about their oven cleaning habits. 1,205 of them were housewives.
HomePride’s Managing Director Matt Stockdale is amazed at the figures.
He said: “For some people cleaning the oven can be a nasty job. The longer you leave it, the worse it gets, often with a multitude of sins caked to the inside.
“That’s why I invented Oven Pride in the first place. You put the oven racks in a bag, add the powerful cleaning solution, seal the bag, give it a shake and wait! It’s that easy! All the mess stays in the bag for easy disposal.”
Matt joked: “I don’t know about you, but I certainly wouldn’t want to go to dinner at any house where they never bother to clean the oven!”
84 per cent of survey respondents said they or someone else in their house cleans it.
With changing times and the increased use of microwaves, 36 per cent admit they rarely use the oven.
This aside more than a million people a year use Oven Pride.
It was invented by Matt Stockdale in 2000, as his wife always lumbered him with the job of cleaning the oven.
Oven Pride is now widely available in all major stores along with Oven Pride for Microwaves, Oven Pride for Hobs, and Oven Pride Stainless Steel Wipes.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
• 1,327 people were interviewed on behalf of HomePride in February 2008
• For any further information or interviews please contact Paul Green on 08452 303049, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Hi and lo res photos are available. Product samples are available
• HomePride is the company behind the famous and market leading Oven Pride oven cleaner, and is based in Milton Keynes
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