How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass

How To Clean An Oven Door In Between The Glass

The Art of Oven Door Maintenance

The oven, a cornerstone of many kitchens, often sees frequent use, especially in households where home-cooked meals are a norm. And while many of us pay attention to cleaning the inside of the oven, the oven door, especially the glass, can sometimes be overlooked. But just how often should you be cleaning your oven door?

Why Clean the Oven Door Regularly?

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: A clean oven door enhances the overall look of your kitchen. Grease and grime can accumulate, making the glass look foggy and unkempt.
  2. Efficiency: When the oven door is clean, especially the glass, it allows you to monitor your food without opening the door, ensuring consistent cooking temperatures.
  3. Hygiene: Over time, food splatters can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Regular cleaning ensures a hygienic cooking environment.

So, How Often Should You Clean It?

  1. Light Usage: If you use your oven occasionally, a thorough cleaning of the oven door once every two to three months should suffice. However, it's a good practice to wipe down the door with a damp cloth after each use to prevent buildup.
  2. Moderate to Heavy Usage: For those who use their oven frequently, it's advisable to clean the oven door at least once a month. This ensures that any accumulated grease or food particles are promptly addressed.
  3. After Messy Cooking Sessions: If you've been baking or roasting and notice significant splatters on the oven door, it's best to clean it as soon as the oven cools down. This prevents the grime from getting baked on further during subsequent uses.

Tips for Effective Cleaning:

  • Always wait for the oven to cool down before cleaning.
  • Use a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar for a natural cleaning solution. This mixture effectively cuts through grease and leaves the glass shining.
  • For stubborn spots, a paste of baking soda and water can be gently scrubbed on the area.

Ditch the Dish Towel: Effortless Steps to Clean Between Oven Door Glass

It's actually pretty easy to clean an oven door in between the glass...let me show you how I cleaned mine and ditched the dish towel that hid the shame...

How to Clean Between the Glass on your Oven Doors

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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!

 

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.
Homemade-Orange-Degreaser
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!
Clean-Oven
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.
torx screw
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. If you'd like to purchase your own Torx Kit, you can find it HERE!
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 :(

 *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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