How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass

How to Clean Between the Glass on your Oven Doors

Hey folks!  Today I want to share one of my most popular posts with you! A couple of years ago, I was trying to photograph my kitchen for an upcoming post, and noticed the grime in between those two glass panels on my oven door.  I did a little research and found out that it wasn’t that hard to clean after all! I hope this post will help you get yours clean too!
——-> Originally posted on October 23, 2012 <——-

How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
Two weeks ago I wrote a post on How To Clean Your Ceramic Stovetop, and wow…it went crazy viral!  It is now one of my top viewed posts EVER!  I posted it on Hometalk, and somehow, the conversation veered towards getting that space in between the two glass panels on your stove door clean.  I thought, hmmm….I need to figure this out…this is a matter of great importance!  Well, it kind of is, since I have been hanging a tea towel on my stove to hide the gunk that I can’t reach in there.  So, I figured it out, and now…I am going to shame myself by showing you the hideousness that is the inside of my stove, but it will be clean by the end of this post, so you may now refer to me as Donna Reed. This is a tutorial on how to clean an oven door in between the glass.
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
I started by opening the door to my stove…here comes the shame part.  It was just gross, like no excuses gross.  This is the part that I could reach all along, but chose not to.  I started with my normal go to…baking soda and a damp scrubbie sponge.  I scrubbed and scrubbed.
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
This time, baking soda alone just wasn’t going to cut it.
I decided it was time to break out my Homemade Orange Degreaser that I use for really nasty messes.  This crazy stuff will cut through anything!
So, I sprayed it down with the Orange Degreaser and gave it a little scrub, and BAM! All clean!
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
Now for the fun part.  This is the part when you go, “What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks is that?”  That my friends is a torx screw.  It looks like a star, and most people do not own the tool to unscrew it.
I bought a set that looks a lot like a Swiss Army Knife for $5 at Lowe’s.  It has every size imaginable.  Now. let’s get cleaning.  Yay…fun, not really.
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
Unscrew the two torx screws at the top of the inside of your door.  Have a chair or something handy to rest the door on…once they spring apart, the front feels kind of loose.  Now you can get to the gunk on the inside…lucky you!
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
Now, it’s super easy.  Take a vacuum hose and clean out the inside first.  There were lots of crumbs in mine.  Now take your favorite window cleaner ( HERE is the recipe for my Homemade Window Cleaner) and clean the glass.  You may need to use your scrubber to loosen up some of the particles, but for the most part, this stuff is not cooked on like the gunk on the inside of your oven.  If you have a real mess in there, you can always use the Orange Degreaser on the inside too.  Now, screw it back together, cause you are all finished!  Pretty easy, right?  I wish I had tried this sooner!
How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass
I took this photo with the door wide open, me standing over it so you can see how clear the rug below is.  It’s not so easy to get a shot of the oven door without tons of glare, so I thought this would work well.
So, are you ready to tackle yours?  Now I need to clean the inside…booo hooo :(

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*Dislaimer*  While this method worked for me, it may not work for everyone.  I suggest before trying, reading your manufacturer’s instructions.  Please be very careful when opening the oven door glass, because the spring is very quick.  I am in no way responsible or liable if this method does not work for you.

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