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Oven Cleaning Training Course Testimonials

Here are just a few testimonials from the many successful graduates of the OvenKing oven cleaning training courses.

Jake – From Banbury – Day 1 got down to OvenKings offices had a good chat with Daryl and a great induction into the industry and the dos and donts. Then I went to the workshop and we went through the ovens and striped a few down and striped a few doors. Then out on the road with Paul on 2 customer facing jobs.

Day 2 in Bournemouth was good again, van had been completely kitted out and the cleaning chemicals had all been put in. Cleaned 3 different types of ovens and learned even more.

Day 3 with Joa on nice local job and then with Daryl for the rest of the day where he did a job with a 2 door range full clean and strip down and extractor unit completely striped and cleaned to perfection. Really enjoyed the day!

Can’t wait to get back and put all the new knowledge and equipment to use and help grow ALPHA cleaning even more. Thanks to all the team at OvenKing and a special thank you to Daryl.

Matthew – From Southampton – 3 Month Follow up – Hi Guys, I just like to follow up with my testimonial and to say what a great start OvenKing gave me into this market with the training and the marketing tips. I am already within 3 months flat out and earning my targets and exceeding them already. I am working further afield than I originally anticipated, but what is great as I never went down the franchise road there is no boundaries. Thanks again to the team and for giving me the ongoing advice, its great to see you guys when I see you monthly for my monthly supply of chemicals. Look forward to seeing you next month!



Paul Morris – from Devon – Arrived back with a flying start I left OvenKing on the Thursday and I was working by the weekend for friends and family and had my first booking on Monday. 

I emphasised with OvenKing from the beginning this is crucial to me as I have given up my highly paid PAYE sales job to start running my own oven cleaning business. I looked around with what other companies had to offer and nothing came close to the OvenKing startup extra package, which I thought would be ideal if i wanted to start with a quick launch into the industry with the website, flyers, business cards, livery, tank, van conversion and tools and chemicals to get going. I find the 4 day course quite intensive and lots to get my head around. What is great is already the lads are showing me that I can pick up the phone for further advice if I get stuck.

Thanks to the team and I will try not to be too much of a pain when I keep calling you!! But I am really happy with the start you have given me to get the oven cleaning business up and running.

Rob Eagle – from Leicester – Hey Team, I am now back after my long journey home and I felt every day and every minute of this training course was well worth while. At the cost of a third of a franchise I feel this was very well worth the money for the level of training and information gained. I came to OvenKing with the proposal could they tie my window cleaning business in with an oven cleaning business and incorporate both together. Daryl was very obliging and he re branded me as a joint window cleaner and oven cleaner. I was so pleased when I started receiving my first drafts and then website etc and I knew we were on the right tracks.

When I was advised all my flyers had arrived at their offices and business cards and website had been finished I was so eager to get down and get my training started and finished so as I could join the oven cleaning market.

Daryl advised me of how to launch my business and the best way to market without running away with costs. Also gave me great tips to use my existing database to get going with. I would just like to thank the whole of the team including Lee, Danny, Paul for taking me out and Daryl for the hard work of setting me up with my new business.


Mark Patch – from Bristol – Hi Team, I very much appreciated the training course and really appreciated that Daryl was able to kit my van out with a unique bespoke package that he designed. As when I arrived it was a total surprise to him that I needed my van empty at the weekend for my bouncy castle business. He was able to redesign a retrofitted box which caters for my needs perfectly as I am able to take it out for the weekends and put back in on Monday morning. Great Job! Thanks Paul for the training very informative and I look forward to start cleaning ovens and make myself an extra income from this industry.

All the best in the future to the OvenKing team.



Konstantin Fletcher – from Stevenage – Hi Daryl and team, I was very excited to expand on my cleaning portfolio. It all went very well. I would like to thank you Daryl for the training and advice this week and the other guys in the vans, what they showed me was great. I have already picked up bookings after I started telling my friends, family and some existing customers where I have been last week and what I was doing. I look forward to speaking to you in 6 months time after putting all my advice I can into practice and hopefully call you with great news about my business. Could you also send me the pictures that you sent me of the handover of the certificate so as I can put it on my website. Thanks Kosh.





Mick – from Essex – I would like to thank you and your whole team for a great few days training. The comprehensive business advice from yourself, after your years in the industry will be invaluable. Plus knowing I can call upon you in the future if necessary, gives added peace of mind. The tank supplied and fitted by you, I am sure will provide years of service.

Can I also give a special thank you to Paul & Leon. Who I spent the majority of my on site training with. The opportunity to train in actual customers homes, gives a great incite in what to expect. Both of the guys have slightly different techniques. Which I found extremely interesting. Both however achieve exceptional results. This will give me the option to mix & match some clever little tips from both. While developing my own style. Plus being made aware of the potential to make some very expensive mistakes. I now understand why professional oven cleaning is indeed a specialist trade. I wish you Jo, and all the team continued success. From what I have witnessed of your operation I am sure it will go from strength to strength.

Vanessa – from Eastbourne – Great to meet Daryl and the team, I was possibly a bit hesitant about going into this industry as a woman. But after the very informative information from Daryl and the great hands on training from his operators I felt that I have made the right decision. Thanks once again to the team and I will keep in touch in the future to give you an update on my progress. Love the van being kitted out for me and the package supplied with it. I cannot wait to get on cleaning my own ovens.




Matthew – from Southampton – I have been researching possibilities of becoming an oven cleaner for quite a while. I searched the internet and found the most suitable package that I felt would work for me. I discussed it with my partner who already had a cleaning business and this would be a perfect add on. Came down met Daryl and the team, the training and advice that I got from Daryl was second to none and it was great being out on the road with Paul, showing me how to do the job in a real life scenario.

Van was kitted out great and I am very pleased, now I have just started my own jobs. It is good to know they are on the end of the phone if there are any problems. I would highly recommend OvenKing to anyone wanting to get into this industry.


Stephan – from Derby – I came down to Bournemouth a complete novice in the industry. My Background was working in the airline on baggage handling. So I came down to training with OvenKing with an open mind, not being 100% sure whether it was for me or not. But after the training and the business walkthrough that Daryl gave me in the office made me feel comfortable that I have made the right decision to eventually break off from my security and go it alone.

Thanks Paul for the practical training on site and the team for the overall package. Love the style of my website and livery on the van and people making comments to me on a daily basis. Which OvenKing all the best in the future.


img_4624Shaun ( Skippy) – from the  Isle of Wight – I found OvenKing while searching on the internet, I saw them and a few other companies offering training packages. I decided to go with Oveking as they offered a complete package and no one else did, from kitting out my van to giving me the tank, tools, chemicals, and full van livery website, flyers and business cards. So I knew that when I left them I would be ready to go and start in the business.

Training with OvenKing was one down from actually committing to buying a full franchise. I came down on the 14th and met Daryl and Harley. I went through the introductions and then I was put with Gareth and Paul on the road. This was a fantastic insight into the industry with real customers and real ovens which was better than other companies who only offered training on mock-up ovens without real burnt in grime.

Thursday was my last day and I had completed the training course. Daryl showed me around my van and I loved the livery with the Skippy theme. In-fact I love the whole design of my brand for the website and flyers too. I left and went back to the island and if anyone asked me if I made the right decision I would say YES with a hop, skip and a jump.

Oven Cleaning Training CourseTroy & Lynn – from Derby – Myself and my wife had been looking at various industries, business and franchises to suit our work life balance. Our work life balance has always needed to suit our personal needs. I would say we have spent maybe 12 months researching, looking and visiting various opportunities that may tick all of the boxes. Sometimes being a bit dismayed by what was on offer. Until we came across Ovenking.

The opportunity  that OvenKing offered on face value may work. We then spoke to Daryl a few times on the telephone and felt very reassured. We took our holidays, mindful that we would think and make a decision when we return. On our return we decided to go with Ovenking with the Startup extra package. We booked in an appointment 4-6 weeks in advance and then we were able to start working with the team. We were able to work with Harley with the design and building of our own website and be able to see it develop. Our flyers and cards were designed with our van to our needs. We finally had a professional corporate website, flyers , cards and a mock up of the livery on our van.  When we came down and met Daryl, his wife and Harley in the office we had our initial introductory presentation and at that stage we were more than convinced we have made the right move. We went out with Joe, Gareth and Paul for 3 and a half days. They showed us the difference in the types of oven’s out there on site and the cleaning methods which we felt was invaluable. After the 4 and a half day course was completed when we were awarded are certificates then handed over our chemicals, shown the tank and all the other work that had been done for us. we were especially thrilled with the completed version of  VW caddy. Both me and my wife left their premises feeling very content with what the training course has given us. We would just like to give a special thanks to all the team that has made the start of our business possible and we look forward to working into the future.

Professional Oven Cleaning Training Course OvenKing Andy – from Manchester – A big warm thank you to Daryl Self / OvenKing and the team. I decided a few months ago that oven cleaning would be the path that I wanted to take. I explored various franchises and training opportunities. I came to OvenKing because I felt that they had more to offer me than any other company which suited my needs. I didn’t really feel like going down the  franchise route with all the restrictions and I liked it that the OvenKing training package was as close to a franchise as I could get.  When I left their premises after the 4 day training course and with my website, flyers, business cards and corporate style, I felt on the way home I was ready to go straight into business. I was looking forward to take all of Daryls marketing tips and put them into practice and start to get the business rolling.

The steady start that Daryl advised me on would be without a launch which suits me fine as I have been out of the workplace for a few years for personal reasons and I was looking for a gradual start and to built it up to a successful oven cleaning business over the next few years.

thanks again to the team and would seriously recommend to anybody if they are looking to go into the industry look no further than OvenKing.


crop-600sqNick – from Ipswich –  Thank you very much for your warm welcome in Bournemouth and your great training package. The Startup Extra suited me perfectly as I wanted to return home with a business I could earn money from right away.

Including a website and marketing package was ideal for me. I didn’t want to, and was daunted by the prospect of having to talk to numerous web companies and designers to get quotes for the website and flyers and then find they don’t understand my business so I have hours of work getting the end product I want.

Thanks also to Paul for his training and tips, and to Daryl for his business coaching, I really learnt a lot from both of you. I feel I have all the knowledge I need but also know that you will answer future queries as and when they will no doubt arise.

I wish all the team at OvenKing all the best and finally thanks to Jo for her hospitality too.


photoNeil – from South Wales – I decided I wanted a change in career and myself and my wife spent months researching, we spent quite a while on Google and after weighing up all the options we made the decision that we wanted to go forward with oven cleaning. I initially looked at franchises, but saw equipment and training was available too. we couldn’t see the value in a franchise. So we chose an equipment, marketing and training package by OvenKing.

I drove down from Newport, South Wales the night before. The first morning I was very nervous and tense but Daryl and his two of his operators made me feel right at home from the start. Daryl’s presentation was very inspiring and the hands on training was second to none.

Training wasn’t in a warehouse or classroom, it was all hands on in customers houses and doing the job. I was shown how to do everything including the tank work and in oven work. I was trained by two of Ovenkings operators, and each had various small differences in doing the job. I couldn’t have wished for more experience from 4 days!

On Wednesday Gareth gave me a crash course in using my new website and email that the Ovenkings web designer Danny had made for me. By Thursday my van had a tank, divider and a shelf. It was also stocked with chemicals and tools to get going. I was taking a bit of a chance but I had two ovens booked on my first day back Friday.

My thanks go to Daryl and the whole team I hope to make a big success of my new business.


Andrew-Southwell-2Andrew – from West Yorkshie – Having looked at the oven cleaning industry for a number of months and realising that despite it being physically demanding at times, it is an industry that can provide me with a greater work life balance and the flexibility that I am looking for.

My background is in working for a national delivery company, and after becoming increasingly frustrated at impossible workloads,with almost no flexibility in taking time off, such as having to book annual leave over a year in advance I knew I had to stop and take a different direction in life. I wanted more than to be treated like just a number, so when the option of redundancy came up I saw my opportunity to set up my own business. I had been researching training packages for a while and by far the Oven King package stood out from the crowd. So I bought a van booked up the course and so far I have not looked back.

In the weeks leading up to the start of my course the advice and support provided by both Daryl and Gareth was first rate. On my first day training I arrived feeling a little apprehensive to say the least, but I was welcomed by Daryl who made me feel at home, I was then introduced to the rest of the team who were both friendly and supportive.

My first trainer John set me to work under close supervision patiently instructing me as I learned. My second day was quite intense going to four cleans but I learned a lot and my questions were patiently and expertly answered. On the third day I was working under the supervision of my trainer Paul, we worked on a range of different ovens. It was a good learning curve to see variations in techniques, I have been able to incorporate these variations in my own oven cleaning business and feel confident that the coaching provided by both John and Paul will set me off to a positive start to my business.

Its now two weeks since I finished the course and its been a busy time, organising my van and buying additional tools and then starting my first few jobs. I am now gradually settling down and finding what works best for me, every new clean I gain confidence and experience. Plus with the van professionally sign written I am gaining work steadily. So I can wholeheartedly recommend Oven Kings training course.


david-raw-3Dave – from Exeter – Having recently retired from the civil engineering industry, and after 25 years of working for a large blue chip company I decided I wanted to wind down. So I needed to find a business that I could work at my own pace, and that would suit my lifestyle. Oven cleaning ticked all the boxes for me, but I didn’t want to commit to a franchise, so ovenking’s oven cleaning training package suited me fine.

I came down and met Daryl, and it was great to find we have other things in common such as previously working in the construction industry. He went though a business presentation, the marketing strategy and pros and conds of the industry. Then I started my on the job training with the boys. After the four days it reinforced to me that I had made the right decision. I look forward to starting work in the new year, and building my business at my own pace.
Merry Christmas John, Paul and Daryl and the rest of the team. And thank you for your time and efforts.


Dan-testDan – from the West Midlands – I got home safe and sound, just want to say a big thanks to John for teaching me the practical element on site, it was a great eye opener. I am sure from your great training and instruction I will have no problems continuing to clean on now on my own, I would also like to thank Danny for building my new website. Karl for the design of my flyers and business cards, and Gareth for the website training and handover.

Finally a massive thank you to Daryl and his wife, for looking after me while I was down, the business advice, marketing tips that you taught me will definitely be invaluable.  Thanks for the whole teams efforts, I am on the right tracks to make a success of my new business.


martinMartin – from Somerset – I went down to oven king for my oven training course and I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was so satisfied with the course. I recieved a very warm welcome from Daryl, his wife and the rest of the team which put my initial nerves to rest. The business knowledge that Daryl taught me in such a short period of time is great, and what I learnt out on the road with his technicians is exactly what I needed to know. The training course was a fantastic start for my business for me and I’ve returned home to Somerset and dived head first into working as an oven cleaner.

Update; I am so pleased to have found the oven king training course online. I can’t even remember exactly what I was looking for apart from a way that I could grow my existing business. My window cleaning company brand ‘Edworthy’ is very well known in the Somerset area and I wanted a way to expand the company and potentially take staff on in the future so I could take less of a hands on role and spend more time with the family. Oven cleaning looked like the ideal add on and I could see there was a good market for it in the local area despite some other franchises operating here.

I have managed to continue with the oven cleaning within my existing company and it has proved to be a fantastic add on. Both services compliment each other very well, even better than I hoped. Initially Daryl thought it may take 3 months to get to my income target from oven cleaning but I called him within 3 weeks to tell him I was already there! I did have an advantage using my window cleaning customer database, but I am really rolling into the big league with the business and making the money that I always desired. Thanks again to oven king.


photo 5Sam – From Northern Ireland – I called OvenKing in reference to their full training package and I found from day 1 that Daryl had a great insight in the business, and Karl gave the the confidence with regards the marketing website and on the internet. I paid a deposit and went with OvenKing as I did not get the same level of confidence from other training companies when I spoke with them. I had my induction with Daryl on Monday morning and by the afternoon I went out with his technician they were very knowledgeable in oven cleaning as John has been doing it for over 5 years and Paul over 2 years now. I feel very confident and learned a lot from them

I came with my wife on Friday to collect my van and all the necessary tools and equipment, and my certificate which clarified my qualification. Myself and my wife were mad eto feel very welcome and the whole set up was very professional, I would recommend OvenKing to any one considering becoming a self employed oven cleaner.

Update; After I was made redundant I threw myself into looking for a new job. But I then thought about becoming self employed because I was worried about finding a new job, and knew I couldn’t be made redundant again if I worked for myself. The oven cleaning industry seemed ideal since I don’t mind hard work, didn’t need to go back to college for months or years or need tens of thousands of pounds start up capital. The only thing that worried me was marketing and selling my services. I have never been comfortable selling anything. But after I completed the training course with OvenKing I have found that it is very simple and I can expand at the pace I want. I initially only started promoting my oven cleaning business to friends and family, but when I grew more confident I started to expand, distributing leaflets and running a Facebook campaign. Which OvenKing still advise me on occasionally. I have already picked up regular customers, and although it’s a bit early to say at the moment I feel within the next two-three months I will be meeting and beating all the hopes and expectations my wife and I had for my new business.


Ddan_nailoran Nailor – Winchester/Basingstoke – I took the opportunity to undergo my oven cleaning training with Oven King. Daryl and his team were extremely helpful and full of the right advice to help me get started in the business. The lessons learned during my weeks training have made the jump into running my own business so much smoother. I definitely couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you for your help Oven King.

Update; As an update on my previous testimonial I gave OvenKing, everything is going great. When I first came down to the training course Daryl asked me on the first day what I would like to be earning in 3 months, 6 months and then a year and we set some targets. I let him know I wasn’t quite prepared to quit my day job as it offered security, I was only after a secondary income. Daryl helped me plan how to grow my business slowly around my job. He gave me the support and advice I needed and gave me tips on the best way to market my business with this on mind. That was almost 6 months ago now and I have started exceeding the goals I set for myself, I am having to cut my hours down on my job to accommodate all the oven cleaning work. I’m looking forward to the future.


ultraclean-ovensMark – Cheshire – I came down to Bournemouth to do my 4 day training course with OvenKing, I stayed in a nice little B&B all arranged by OvenKing, on the first day I met the team Karl, Daryl and Duanne, we went through the training induction and Duanne covered the machines in the warehouse. Karl went through all the IT part and my website and made me feel at ease with that. Daryl then introduced me to his other technicians who took me out for the next few days. I learnt a considerable amount. from the hands on side of the training
Daryl took me out on the last day and we did hand over. I was very confident when I left that I would be able to carry out oven cleaning to a high standard. Thanks again to OvenKing.

Update June 2015; I chose the oven king training program because I was looking for more of a work life balance. I was contracting before becoming an oven cleaner. But despite technically being self employed I had none of the benefits. I wan’t able to choose my days off and working days and hours were inflexible. My holidays often had to be taken at times convenient to the business I was contracting for.

After researching oven cleaning and how to become an oven cleaner, I decided that this would be for me. I spoke with various other franchises, and while they just reinforced why I wanted to become an oven cleaner I still didn’t think there was the flexibility I wanted. Until I came across the ovenking training program, with the training program there is no long term tie in to a franchise and I can build my own business. They offered everything that all of the other franchises offered and more. No area restrictions or management fees and the big draw was that I am in charge of my own diary. If I want play golf, I just don’t book any jobs on that day. If I want a Saturday morning off I can just take it I’m not having to ask anyone or plan months in advance. I have been in the industry for a little over 12 months and have exceeded my personal target in the first few months. Thank you again Ovenking.


_IMG_9148Gary – Southampton – I heard of oven king as they were in the next county over. I decided I wanted to get involved in oven cleaning so I read up on oven king online and signed up with them. I was impressed with their professionalism and thoroughness of the training course, I would recommend this company to any one considering oven cleaning as a business.