Before you hire someone to clean your oven, it’s a good idea to get familiar with oven cleaning prices for the type of service you need.
A standard oven clean usually costs between $50-$95, but your cleaner might charge more or less. The cost of oven cleaning depends on where you live, the condition and age of your oven, and how long it’s likely to take.
This oven cleaning price guide will break down everything you need to know about oven cleaning costs in Australia, based on our data from hundreds of oven cleaners and completed oven cleaning tasks. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a clear idea of the price you can expect to pay to get your oven or stovetop cleaned professionally so you can get straight into hiring the right person for the job and enjoy a sparkly clean oven again!
If you’ve ever attempted to DIY your oven cleaning, you’ll know it’s a messy job that can take hours. You’ll have to bend yourself into an awkward position, often use harsh chemicals, and put up with a strong smell. If you’ve been putting off cleaning your oven for too long, it might be worth getting a professional in to do a proper clean.
A professional job will help to:
Help your oven function better
Prevent fires from built-up grease and food remnants
Save energy by improving efficiency
Help your food taste better
Reduce oven fumes and smoking
You might also hire a professional oven cleaner as part of your end of lease clean to make sure you get your bond back.
When you book an oven cleaner, it may take between 1-2 hours (depending on the size and condition of your oven). Your oven cleaner will usually include the following services:
Set up protective sheeting to keep the surrounding area clean
Remove all trays and interior racks and clean them with appropriate products
Remove doors (if they can be removed) and clean inside and out
Clean the interior oven cavity
Replace all parts correctly
Clean up all surrounding areas and put any rubbish in the bin
Test the oven to make sure it’s working perfectly
Standard oven cleaning prices don’t usually include extras like cleaning your grill, stovetop, and rangehood, so if these need attention, you’ll need to request them specifically. Your cleaner may also be able to help with fridge cleaning, floors mopping or whole house cleaning.
Oven cleaning prices depend a lot on the type of oven and how much work is involved to get your appliance sparkly fresh again. We’ve reviewed all our recent oven cleaning tasks posted in the marketplace to give you approximate price guides for each.
Oven cleaning service
As you can see from our price guides above, the cost of oven cleaning services can sometimes vary by $50-$100 or more. Here are the factors that might increase or decrease the price of your oven clean:
If it’s a minor task that’ll only take a few minutes, or if they need half a day or more
The age of the appliance - older ovens may need more care, and may not be suitable for all cleaning products
How long since it was last cleaned
How detailed the clean is (expect to pay more if you need a deep clean)
Any extras (like stovetop, rangehood, BBQ)
Whether you’ll provide the equipment and supplies
How difficult or easy it is to access your oven and get the job done
How urgently you need your oven cleaned
Whether you need it cleaned on a weekend or weekday
Ready to hire your house cleaner and create your first task? It’s easy! Just write out your task, post your listing, review your offers, choose a cleaner, and they’ll arrange to come and do your oven cleaning. Want to know more? Read more about how it works.
Here’s what you might include in your listing:
Timing and budget
What you need cleaned – oven, stove top, grill, BBQ, or rangehood
Size – is it a standard or double oven?
Does it need a deep clean or standard clean?
Any issues with access?
Is the job likely to be challenging or time-consuming?
Any specific requests around cleaning products and chemicals?
The more info you include, the easier it’ll be for your oven cleaner to price up the job and make you an offer. Plus, they’ll rely on accurate info in your listing when they arrive to complete the task.
Need some inspiration to help you create your listing? Here are some examples of oven cleaning tasks our members have posted (and successfully completed).
Small wall oven, 45x40cm, one solid tray, two metal racks and side panels, plus glass door.
Clean oven and Grill
Clean an oven including grill.
Clean oven and rangehood
Wall oven, wall mounted Microwave and a rangehood needs to be cleaned for our annual spring clean.
A cleaning contractor’s hourly rate depends on a lot of factors, like location, skill, demand, and experience. A standard hourly rate for cleaners in Australia is anywhere from $20-$60/hour.
Oven cleaning usually takes around 1-2 hours. The timeframe will depend on your oven’s condition, how long it’s been since it was last cleaned, your equipment, and your experience.
If you’re sensitive to certain cleaning products, you can specify in your ad which products and ingredients you’d prefer. For example, one Airtasker recently asked for oven cleaning with only lemon juice, vinegar, bi-carb soda, and Coca-Cola. Or you might supply your own cleaning products that you know you won’t react to. If you want to avoid strong chemicals, you may need to allow more time for your oven cleaning professional to get the job done.
You’ll need to pay your oven cleaner a fair price that compensates them for their time spent cleaning, travelling, and any supplies they brought with them. Remember that they’ll also need to pay tax, petrol, and other expenses with the amount they’re paid. When you hire through the Airtasker marketplace, your cleaner can set their own rate and only accept the jobs they want to do.
Do you want to learn how to clean an oven? This article has all the information that you need to keep your oven clean and smelling fresh.