Learn how to clean your oven glass. These cleaning tips will show you how to remove the caked on food that sticks to the oven glass. You’ll learn exactly how to enjoy a fully clean oven.
If your oven is anything like mine, somehow the glass is always dirty. Many times cleaning it doesn’t seem to help much. It seems like just as soon as I close the door after cleaning the glass it gets dirty again. Plus, getting all of the stuff that was baked on to the glass off can be challenging as well.
Keeping your kitchen clean is tough, here are some great ways to keep your kitchen clean:
Natural Ways to Clean Oven Glass
If your household is like many others, you try to avoid cleaning with chemicals whenever possible. I am happy to say that cleaning your oven glass can easily be done without harmful chemicals.
Baking Soda Paste
Mixing plain old baking soda with some warm water to form a thin paste will help to easily clean off all of those baked on spots.
Once you have formed a paste with the baking soda, spread it evenly over the entire area of the oven glass and leave it to sit. Be sure to leave it to sit for about 20 minutes.
When you are ready to clean it off, use a warm damp washcloth and wipe it off. If you have any stubborn spots left, spray vinegar on to those spots with a bit of elbow grease.
If the natural baking soda and vinegar strategies didn’t work then it is time to turn to commercial ones. Commercial cleaners are very effective in cleaning those stubborn spots.
To clean your oven glass with ammonia, my first suggestion is to wear a pair of gloves to keep the smell off your skin. Next, lay some paper towels across your oven glass. Now, squirt the ammonia onto the paper towels until they are soaked. Leave it to sit for a minimum of 1 hour. After this use another pair of gloves to remove the towels. The stubborn spots that were left over should easily wipe off with some elbow grease). If elbow grease isn’t cutting it you may need to use a steel or copper scrubber to remove the spots.
Once your oven glass is completely clean you can wipe it down to get any remaining ammonia off and you are good to go.
Tip: It is best to have kids and pets away from the kitchen (preferably out of the house) when you are using this cleaning method to be sure they don’t get into it.
Inside the Glass
Cleaning the inside the oven glass takes a whole different approach. Somehow, it manages to collect grease and grime right along with the other window. There are two possible ways you can clean the inside glass of your oven door:
If your oven has a drawer on the bottom there should be an opening somewhere along the edge. Using a wooden skewer with either a cleaning cloth over it or a damp washcloth you can easily clean between the pieces of glass.
Remove the Glass
This isn’t an option I would just jump straight into as there is always the possibility of breaking the glass. If your oven didn’t come with the tool to remove the screws you can find it at the hardware store. Since there are several different possible shapes for the screws it is best to take a picture of it before you head to the hardware store.
If you do choose to remove the oven glass to clean it, you can use some gentle dish soap and a washcloth or, the baking soda paste from above.
Cleaning your oven glass can easily be put off for fear of it taking forever or being really hard. Thankfully, it really doesn’t take very long to clean it (especially if you do it frequently) and is pretty easy. No matter which option you use, there are just a few steps between you and a clean oven door.