How To Clean Oven Glass Door (Helpful Tips)
One of the most difficult residues to remove is baked-on oven grease.
Given the state of your oven’s interior, you’d prefer to clean it with commercial products.
Fortunately, cleaning the oven door is simple and does not necessitate the use of harsh cleaners.
Most commercial cleaning products are toxic and can be hazardous to one’s health.
And, most of the time, they aren’t required.
In this article, we will demonstrate various methods for cleaning the oven glass door.
Our how-to guide will walk you through the process of cleaning both the exterior and interior of your kitchen appliance.
In addition, we will provide common household products that you can use to clean the glass door of your oven.
Using a Natural Cleaner to Wipe the Outside of the Door
Usually, the outside of your oven window is the easiest to clean.
From the exterior, we will work our way up to the most difficult tasks in cleaning your oven.
First, let’s make a natural glass cleaner, here’s how:
- Combine water and vinegar in a spray bottle
- In an empty, clean spray bottle, combine 2 cups of water and 2 to 4 tbsp of vinegar.
- Thoroughly mix the liquids by shaking the bottle
This glass cleaner can be made with either distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
If the front of your oven door is particularly filthy, try mixing in 2-3 drops of liquid dish detergent.
You can also increase the vinegar-to-water ratio in the cleaner.
To make a more pleasant-smelling glass cleaner, add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
The lemon essential oil will mask the vinegar odor and leave your oven door smelling clean and fresh.
Step 1: Spray the exterior of your oven door
Using the cleaning solution we made earlier, spray the exterior door from top to bottom.
Make sure to keep the spray bottle level with the door.
Spray some water for particularly dirty parts of the door.
The cleaner will also remove grime from non-glass parts of the oven.
You can spray it on any part of the oven door that needs cleaning.
Step 2: Wipe down the outside oven door
Work from one side to the other wipe down the oven door using downward strokes.
If any grimy spot do not come off after the first try, spray more liquid cleaner.
Then, scrub them using a cleaning cloth.
If any streaks remain on the glass, buff them away with a dry microfiber cloth.
Cleaning the Inside of the Door with Baking Soda
Let’s start by making a cleaning paste. To do so, combine water and baking soda as follows:
- In a small bowl, combine half cup of baking soda
- Add just enough water a little at a time to make a thick paste
- The mixture should be the consistency of shaving cream
Step 1: Open the oven door and wipe down any loose grime
When you’re finished making the paste, open the door fully.
Then, using a wet microfiber cloth, wipe away any baked-on gunk from the inside of the door.
Don’t be concerned about the small residues that remain after the first wipe.
All you need to do is clean up any obvious debris before applying the baking soda paste.
Step 2: Distribute the baking soda mixture evenly
Scoop the paste from the bowl with your fingers and apply it to the oven door.
Work it evenly over the glass in circular motions.
If you don’t want to do this with your bare hands, put on a pair of rubber gloves.
Step 3: Set the paste aside for 15-20 minutes
The baking soda mixture must be left for at least 15 minutes or more to work.
For extra dirty oven glass door, allow a 20-minute resting period, or longer.
Baking soda is a powerful, non-toxic cleaner that can be used to clean not only the oven door.
You can use this household product in almost every home appliance.
Step 4: Use a damp microfiber cloth in wiping away the paste and grime
Place a clean cloth made of microfiber beneath the kitchen faucet.
Clean from one side to the other, rinsing the cloth as needed.
To thoroughly clean the inside of your oven door, repeat this process as many times as necessary.
How to Clean Oven Door Between Glass?
First, remove the drawer or access panel located beneath the oven door.
For oven with a drawer, remove it completely and set it aside.
However, if there is no drawer, remove the access panel beneath the oven door.
Doing this step will expose the slots at the bottom of the oven door.
And allows you to clean inside without having to remove or disassemble the oven door.
You can also use an unbent wire clothes hanger and wrap it in a glass cleaning wipe.
You can either use commercially available wipes for glass-cleaning or a moistened paper towel.
Then, wrap the cleaning wipe around one end of a wire clothes hanger.
Here’s how you do it:
- Slide the cleaning wipe through the slots in the oven door’s bottom.
- Push the cleaning wipe at the end of the wire carefully
- Then, up into one of the door’s bottom slots until it reaches the glass.
- After cleaning one slot, pull the wire out and move it to another slot.
If the cleaning wipe becomes dirty or dries out, discard and replace it with a new one.
Repeat the procedure as needed.
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