Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jun 30

OvenGleamers – Oven Gleamers Oven Cleaning Franchise Opportunity

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Oven Cleaning Business

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If you are redundant, unemployed or you are about to be made redundant perhaps some serious consideration of what we offering in the way of an oven cleaning franchise should be on the top of your list, and is certainly worth some effort on your part before you right it off with other things you may be considering. From my own experience it really is very easy to get stuck in a rut and not do anything straight away even when you know you should be doing something. I think I spent nearly a year without work when I was unable to find work as a free lance computer consultant in 2002 before I got my act together and started really looking at some opportunities seriously. Really the key is that if you don't do anything it is going to cost you both in time and in money. I think I racked up a huge bills as even though I didn't have any income I still had lots of outgoings. So my advice is ACT Now and have a look at our oven cleaning franchise opportunity from OvenGleamers.

 

 

Oven Cleaning Franchise from OvenGleamers: Select Your Management Options

Within a short local van drive there are more than enough ovens, both domestic and commercial, that want the services of OvenGleamers…

 
OUR PRIORITY AREAS IN THE UK

Milton Keynes

Leicestershire
Derby
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ireland
The Midlands
Wales
Manchester
Leeds
Sheffield
Kent
The South East
In and Around the M25

 

But of course we'd love to be in YOUR area! So if it isn't on the list we still would like to be there.

Your Opportunity 

With millions of households wanting the unique OvenGleamers service the future is very gleaming and bright for our industry. 

 

Option 1
Either starting as an Owner Operator and gradually building to a managed operation of 5 employed van engineers… or 

Option 2
Put yourself on the Fast Track to a full Management Franchise from day one. Our Fast Track oven cleaning management programme will generate appointments to operate the Multi Vehicle management model.

 

You choose where you start. 

A Business Future Secured 

The potential of a Fast Track OvenGleamers franchise is fully backed in more ways than one from head office. Implementing local marketing strategies, your regional Management Franchise will generate regular repeat customers and an abundance of referred leads from day one. 

Guaranteed Support 

You'll get a varied clientele from domestic households, local landlords, Letting Agents, Universities, Care Homes, you name it. The business has enormous potential. Everything we were promised will be delivered. OvenGleamers Franchise Director Graham Rogers and the whole team will help you all they can. 

A Unique Opportunity with a Difference at OvenGleamers

A comprehensive 2 week training programme for Operators and Managers 

Marketing strategies to keep you ahead of the competition
Your own local internet marketing programme
A business based on very high customer repeatability
A fully tried and tested business system
Very attractive earnings
A service needed in every home in the country
A powerful corporate identity

Your 3 steps to owning a highly profitable franchise 

Step 1
Decide on which option you feel best suited to or if you can't think about it we will help you when we go through the options when we meet you.

Step 2
Give us a call and speak to Graham Rogers or Catherine Rogers in the office on 01275 370571

 

Step 3
Visit our Head Office in Bristol for detailed presentations, a demonstration of our system,  and exploratory discussion to see if the opportunity is right for you. Bring your partner along to this meeting if you want to.

 

 If it is too far for you to travel we can meet you half way at a local hotel or if you are very far away I am prepared to get on a plane to get to see you.  So see you soon!

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Jun 30

AGA Enamel Top Cleaning Hot

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

 

Here is a video that I have done for OvenCleaning.TV on How to clean the AGA cooker enamel top whilst the cooker is on. Really I am showing how I keep on top of our AGA, it is just a case of having a cloth handy to make sure it is kept clean. I also use the Astonish Enamel and Tile cleaner that I have in the video too. This works very well.

 

I hope to get some more videos on the www.OvenCleaning.TV site in the next week or so, so keep an eye out on the channel.
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Jun 30

Oven cleaning training room

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

The oven cleaning training room, facility that I am in the process of setting up is coming on well and with the ovens I have now in place I feel that we will be able to get some consistency of training. I will be able to introduce franchisees to the cookers and go through the whole oven cleaning process that we use before we go out on the road.

The photograph shows the line up on one of the walls of our training room. We have the 90cm SMEG single oven and the Pre 1974 AGA Deluxe Cooker.

 

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Jun 28

Oven Cleaning Dip Tank With Propane – Safety

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

 

This is a gas barbecue safety film. I think though another way to describe this video is to ask: "Gas burners for oven cleaning – why have them?"  I know the main oven cleaning franchises use them so there are a lot of oven cleaning vans out there with them but really this originates from the fact that they have always used them since the early 1990s. Once you have a system set up in a franchise model it is very difficult to change it.

I'm putting a video together for my ovencleaning.tv site on using burners for oven cleaning and what safety precautions you need to follow. Oven Cleaning companies use them because they are relatively easy to get hold of. We ourselves as a company don't use them; we use plastic tanks that are heated up electrically. For our arrangement there is a risk of people tripping over the lead whilst it is plugged in to your house at night, or early in the morning,  but if you have an off road parking space (all the guys who work for us have – it's something we ask them before they start) then there isn't a problem. Once our tank is heated up at the start of the day then that is it for the day, the solution stays hot, there is no more heating of the tank, and there are no safety risks to the operator or the general public, even when the operators are rushing to fit in as many jobs as possible in a day.

 

Contrast this with the gas burner arrangement to heat up a metal dip tank or tray, operators are heating up at each jobs maybe 3 to 4 times a day, some are leaving the van unattended whilst there is a live flame inside, some even driving with a live flame in the back heating up the solution as they drive between jobs. It really is this crazy. I was in Cardiff a few weeks back and there was an oven cleaning van parked up with an A-Board on the ground next to it. The sign said "warning there is a live flame in this vehicle keep away". That is something to re assure you isn't it!

 

The main thing as far as I can see, is make sure that the connection to the propane gas bottle is properly connected and regularly tested for leaks – apply some soapy water to the connection points and look for bubbles. Ensure that checks are carried out often, if you buy an old oven cleaning dip tank from Ebay replace the supply pipe and regulator with a new one. If you are heating up you really need to stay with the van to ensure the burners are kept safe. The other safety issue I have noticed is the failure to secure the propane or Calor gas cylinders in the vehicle properly, so ensure that your gas bottle is secured with a strong strap whilst you are driving between jobs.

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Jun 22

AGA Rebuilt in Oven Cleaners Office

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Last week we, the guys and me, built the AGA that I bought on Ebay for £123 up in the Oven Gleam office kitchen. It took about an afternoon to do it but that was with three of us working on it. Well to be truthful the guys did whilst I supervised and took the photos. Although I used an ebook on AGA reassembling I bought on the net really we didn't need this book. The AGA went together after we got everything lined up. I'd say though DIY AGA assembly isn't something that is that straight forward and I would recommend getting in an expert to do the job for you, a coup. When our AGA was rebuilt we then cleaned it and it now looks pretty good, shows what bargains can be had – as I said before in an earlier post it looks like it has been reconditioned recently – the guy who sold it to me said that it had been in the house when he bought it so he didn't know when it was bought/renovated. The AGA looks like an early AGA Delux as it has a different rail so I guess it is late 1950s and early 1960s. The enamel on it is excellent really, the top is like brand new which is pretty good as they are the things to go first. So now we have an AGA so that I can use for training – the gas unit has been taken out as it was broken and we have now facility to put a flue in. I may convert it to electricity which is going to be about £1900 – I need to work out if this is going to be viable to my business, really I can't see how it is going to be whilst in our office . I was going to put into my garage at home but really it was never going to be ready this year, as the roof needed badly patching and really the whole thing needed a whole load of money spending on it. But I bought another oven off of Ebay – this time a Creda – and then put this into our office kitchen, along with the AGA and with my SMEG single oven range. So now we have some great cookers to do some training on. I am still on the look out and am hoping to get a extractor hood over the 90cm range for training purposes too. So in all I can now say that we have a training facility at last. It isn't what I visualised but it is a great start. We have painted the kitchen and after installing the ovens, cleaned it up and now it looks like it has some purpose.

 

 

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Jun 05

Oven Door Hinge Removal – OvenCleaning.TV Episode 4

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

 

Here is a video, again for my ovencleaning.tv site, Episode 4 Britannia Range cooker hinge replacement.  I filmed this last year, I think in September time, hence the reference by me saying I haven't done one of these for a while. Really we don't change hinges that often. In this case the lady had seen the problem with her range and pre ordered the hinges and then booked us in for clean once she had got them. So it was a relatively easy job to fit the hinges whilst we were doing the cleaning. I am uploading more oven cleaning business videos to my ovencleaning.tv site and I'll keep you posted. Please subscribe to my channel: www.youtube.com/ovencleaning

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Jun 05

New video for Ovencleaning.tv Insulating my oven cleaning dip tank.

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

 

 

Here is my video Episode 3 for my  oven cleaning business site www.ovencleaning.tv site. Again I filmed this in January when it was cold and towards the end of last year I had just tried some thick insulation which was getting in the way so thought this might be an easier option and tried it. Really looking at this it does seem a bit insignificant, like a poor try at getting the insulation on the tank, but it did seem to work. After this I tried some other variations and in the end I think I have come up with a good way to get the tank insulated and keep the solution up to temperature for the whole day. I am building this into my new oven cleaning dip tanks.

 

So looking at this the reason to use the insulation is to keep the temperature of the solution consistant for the whole of day even when it is cold weather. If the solution is kept hot then you don't need to top of the temperature by plugging the tank into the mains. Really though this is a nice to have rather than an essential thing to do and all our guys and myself can get through the day without topping up we have learnt ways to get around the problem!

 

 

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Jun 02

Oven cleaning training lots ovens

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Yesterday's day with our new operative. The first oven we  cleaned was in a posh cul-de-sac, in Congresbury, and whilst cleaning it one of neighbours knocked on the door and asked if we would give her a quote.  I did this and as we had two hours for our first job l told her that we could do it straight away. So I started this one whilst Paul our new guy finished off the second one. So two double ovens in two hours.  We were also were asked by another neighbour for a quote – we are going back there today to do that double oven. We then drove to Bristol and we did a job for a letting agent, a Stoves double oven, and then onto another job where we did another Stoves double oven. So very much a double oven day. Today we have another two double ovens and then its back in the office as we've got a meeting.

 

 

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