Paul McCormack
Paul McCormack of Ovenu Basildon

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Ovenu Basildon sees rise in demand as covid restrictions means more people are likely to be cooking Christmas dinner this year

Oven valeting business Ovenu Basildon is reporting a sharp rise in bookings as more people than ever prepare to cook Christmas dinner this year.

Large gatherings are likely to remain forbidden over the festive period as part of the Tier 2 lockdown rules which prevents people hosting friends and family indoors - unless they are part of the same household or in a support bubble.

Paul McCormack of Ovenu Basildon said the restrictions – combined with fewer pubs and restaurants opening or running at reduced capacity – means that more than usual will be serving up turkey with all the trimmings on December 25th.

He said: “Sadly, Basildon is designated as a high-alert area, which means you can’t host or meet people you don’t live with in your home – which will be really difficult for many.

“The unforeseen consequences are that more folk than usual will be cooking Christmas dinner, when previously they enjoyed being invited to eat with extended family or friends.

“The run-up to December is always busy, but I’ve noticed a sharp rise in bookings and enquiries from people who perhaps wouldn’t normally go anywhere near an oven on Christmas Day.

“It’s arguably the most important meal of the year and I think householders want to prepare correctly. In addition, more people have been cooking during the pandemic and it may be that their ovens are simply ready for a good clean!”

Removing grease and grime from the oven brings out the taste and flavour of the food, banishes lurking bacteria and germs and reduces the risk of fire.

Added Paul: “Most people say oven cleaning is their least favourite kitchen chore, so it makes sense to have a professional carry out the task instead.

“However, if you do want your oven cleaned ready for Christmas then get in contact as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Ovenu Basildon continues to accept bookings at its discretion, with the strict stipulation that both parties observe the two-metre social distancing rule, along with guidelines on hygiene and cleanliness.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by News Gathering .

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