I can't do without these, I was forever burning my arm on oven shelves but no more! I did buy a cheap version of these but don't be fooled, cheap ones are rubbish and a waste of money.
Published 01 May 2014
I have noticed that the same comments about this product have been made since March 2008. I agree that the guards do their job well, and also that they look unsightly after quite a short time. I am about to buy my fourth set, last ones have, as all the others, started to disintegrate as well as being badly marked. The idea of them is excellent, but the price doesn't reflect the need to replace them at regular intervals. (Depending on oven usage!) Maybe time to go back to the drawing board? Difficult to rate-- hence 3 stars.
Published 01 Apr 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that the guards become dirty over time and will be in touch shortly to help.
pain free cooking”
I'm just about to replace mine after 4 years. I use my oven every day and have not burnt myself once since getting these. An excellent product I recommend to everyone. Yes they do get a little burnt looking but rather them than me ! Who cares what the inside of the oven looks like, it is a small price to be free of the pain of oven burns. Would highly recommend for anyone frail and for parents teaching children to cook safely.
Published 22 Oct 2012
Work well but a nightmare to clean!”
by Sue Morris
I can certainly say that these items work and help stop nasty burns. However I am really disappointed in the fact that I simply cannot get them clean. They are covered in black splashes (presumably fat) and despite soaking in household soda, using a stiff brush, trying the dishwasher and many varied attempts, I simply cannot get them clean. The fact that they are ridged doesn't help, but Lakeland why oh why did you not ask for them to be made in BLACK rather than grey??!!
Published 26 Mar 2012
A note from the team: Thanks for your feedback on the oven shelf guards. We'll certainly pass your suggestion about making them in black to our buying team.
I think these are great and the fact that they are difficult to clean is the trade off for not burning your arms! Mine have started to spit now though, after a couple of years occasional use, which is disappointing.
Published 17 Aug 2011
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Cannot be cleaned”
by Mrs Gerard
I am another disappointed with these guards. They do the job well enough but the ridged design together with the nature of the material does make them impossible to clean. I have reluctantly had to discard them long before the end of their practical life as they look disgusting.
Published 27 Jul 2011
A note from the team: I'm sorry that you'd been disappointed with the oven shelf guards. I've passed your comments to the buying team and will be in touch shortly.
No more friends asking how I hurt myself!”
by Margaret Cuddihy
These are wonderful. Since I fitted them in the oven I have had no more stripy burns up my arms, so nobody asks "what happened" and I can wear sleeveless clothes without feeling I'm displaying war-wounds.
Published 06 Jul 2011
I wish I had read the reviews before I allowed(!!) my wife to purchase these guards. As a former engineer I would have realised that to put an item with so many open surfaces (and ridged) in an environment that generates grease, would present serious cleaning problems. Compound this with the use of a non-smooth silicone material and you have a product not fit for purpose. I never thought I would have such strong adverse views about a Lakeland product, as our kitchen bears witness to the not inconsiderable visits to your shops and website so this review is posted with an element of regret.
Published 25 May 2011
A note from the team: The design allows them to be easily removed for cleaning in either a dishwasher or hot soapy water. I'm sorry that you'd been disappointed with them, I'll be in touch shortly.
Effective at stopping burnt hands and wrists”
I am replacing a set of these after five plus years (I can't remember how long) as they are beginning to split - so I must be happy with them! They are impossible to clean and do look dirty, but that is a small price to pay for preventing all the accidental burns to hands and wrists I used to suffer when using the oven.
Published 24 Mar 2011
Does the job”
by Mrs Arnfield
Agree these are impossible to clean so that they look new, BUT they do stop you burning yourself on the oven shelf. I replace when they get beyond saving.
Published 29 Jan 2011
Nightmare to clean”
by Mrs Bright
I bought these shelf guards ages ago and really should have written a review before now to advise of my experiences. I agree with many of the other reviewers.......nightmare to clean. I have recently had them soaking in the OvenMate oven gel for TWO days and have now just decided to throw them away. Not worth the effort or the money is they make a clean oven look dirty.
Published 23 Jan 2011
A note from the team: Thankyou for your feedback. We're sorry that you've had a disappointment with the oven shelf guards. Our customer services team will contact you to help.
When they first arrived I was pleased with them. However, like others here I found them impossible to clean, then in November, when less than 10 months old, I noticed that they were beginning to crack. The cracking got worse and worse. Today, I have just chucked them in the bin as chunks are falling off and if one landed in a baked dish it could cause major problems if accidentally swallowed. I'm giving this a 2* based on overall performance, had they not fallen apart so soon I would give a 5*
Published 03 Jan 2011
A note from the team: We'll contact you about the oven shelf guards, and we're sorry that they deteriorated over time. Thankyou for your feedback.
Oven shelf guards”
by Hilary Blizzard
I have just ordered a new set of these as the ones I previously purchased fell apart and like a previous reviewer I found them impossible to clean.
Published 03 Aug 2010
A note from the team: We're sorry to learn you've had difficulty with the oven shelf guards. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we'll contact you shortly to help.
Great but impossible to clean”
Great product but impossible to clean. Having just used Oven Mate, the ultimate oven cleaning kit which is fantastic, I am so disappointed with the oven shelf guards. No amount of cleaning will get them clean. I have now removed the shelf guards as they spoil the oven. Christine
Published 13 Mar 2010
A note from the team: I'm sorry you've had such difficulties with the oven shelf guards. We'll be in touch shortly to put things right for you.
Oven shelf guard”
These are an excellent idea my only complaint being that now they are about 1 year old many of the "teeth" which grip over the oven shelf have broken off and I have had to remove it from one shelf. I was hoping they would last longer ?
Published 10 Feb 2010
A note from the team: It's always disappointing to hear that one of our products has not been up to our usual standards. I'll be in touch about the oven shelf guards, please accept my apologies.
My mother is 93 and still doing all her own cooking, but she was forever catching her wrists on the oven shelves - these guards have helped her to maintain her much-valued independence a bit longer - thank you.
Published 24 Jan 2010
Does the job....”
by Mrs CHETTLE
But impossible to clean. I've tried soaking them and scouring them but nothing works. They are getting more and more distasteful to look at.
Published 29 Oct 2009
by Mrs Walker
These are a great product. They really work and are very easy to fit. I was forever burning my arm on the oven one way or another - but with these in place I don't remember the last time it happened. I left mine on for at least 2 years and they did get a little stained - but nothing compared to the rest of the oven LOL. Life's too short to worry about a few burnt on marks on a bit of plastic that only you will ever see. I wouldn't recommend taking them on and off to clean regulalrly - just replace them every year or two.
Published 25 Oct 2009
Oven shelf guards”
I bought the oven shelf guards in February 2008 for my gas oven. Like other customers, I found that they got stained and discoloured very quickly and would not come clean with any products I tried. Now they have split completely along the length. I would like to point out that I do very little cooking in the oven, not even once a week, so I am rather disappointed that the shelf guards did not last longer.
Published 28 Sep 2009
A note from the team: It's always disappointing to hear that one of our products has not been up to our usual standards. I'll be in touch about the faulty product, please accept my apologies.
Can't do without them”
I disagree with some previous reviews re cleaning, try washing them more often or buy another pack, what price to pay for burn free wrists and arms
Published 14 Sep 2009