Cooking up a storm with clean ovens

Hot property: Ovenu franchise owner Phillip Turner has cleaned over 1,000 ovens in his four years of trading
Hot property: Ovenu franchise owner Phillip Turner has cleaned over 1,000 ovens in his four years of trading
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A PROFESSIONAL oven cleaner is celebrating his fourth year in business and more than 1,000 appliances returned to ‘showroom condition’.

Phillip Turner reckons business is warming up nicely, with turnover on track to double this year.

The 52-year-old became an Ovenu franchisee for South Sheffield and Chesterfield in 2008 after packing in a job as an estimator for a shop fitting company.

And he says he’s never looked back.

Phillip said: “Having spent the majority of my working life being an employee, I thought it was time for a change, and I’ve always wanted to be my own boss.

“Ovenu ticked all the right boxes, I wanted to do something active rather than sit at a computer all day. Running Ovenu offers me so much in terms of job satisfaction and I’ve not regretted it once in the past four years.”

Phillip admits that his third year of business was a tricky one, the economic downturn definitely affected business. However, things soon turned round and this year has been his most successful to date.

He added: “Business is going incredibly well at the moment, and I’m getting a lot of indications that it’s only going to get better, the way things are right now I’m on track towards doubling my turnover.”

The Ovenu valeting process involves dismantling key components of an oven such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered tank equipment, which uses safe, non-caustic products to clean the oven parts. The whole process takes around 3-4 hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate, showroom condition.