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How to Clean an Oven Glass Door Without Any Chemicals!

stainless steel opened oven door

In your quest for guidance on how to clean and maintain your oven, there is one very important component that cannot be overlooked – the glass door! In fact, it is such a crucial part of the cleaning process that we’ve dedicated a detailed guide solely to cleaning the glass door of your oven!

If you’re like most people who tell themselves that cleaning the oven or just the mess on the door can wait until later, chances are that you eventually forget or avoid the task altogether! Unfortunately, in doing so, grease and grime are given enough time to build up and create a rather dirty interior which includes the inner side of the glass door. And we all know the longer you let this buildup sit, the harder it becomes to remove. On top of that, any grease and grime left on the surface will attract bacteria while food bits will eventually decompose and add to the unsanitary condition of your oven. 

So, with that in mind, the next time you bake something, do yourself and your oven a favour – clean the glass door, and the oven interior, too! If you’re wondering what the best way to clean oven glass is, well, read on because Maid For You has got the answer you’re looking for!

Basic Oven Glass Cleaning Method

woman cleaning oven glass with a soapy green sponge

More often than not, a regular cleaning method such as the one we are about to share with you will suffice in removing built up grease and grime from your oven glass. All you need is some baking soda, dishwashing liquid, a soft scrubber/cloth, and a little elbow grease to get your oven glass door sparkling again!

Let’s begin!

Inside Oven Glass

Since the inside of the oven glass is prone to spills and splatters, it requires a more intense cleaning process than the exterior. With that said, it is fairly easy to clean your oven glass interior with natural, eco-friendly ingredients using the steps below:

  • Open the oven door and allow the door and interior surfaces to cool down completely.
  • Once cool, wipe the glass with a damp cloth to remove loose debris. During this step, you should be using a little more elbow grease to scrub away fresh splatters or spills (as much as possible).
  • In a bowl, mix water and baking soda to create a paste. The amount of paste required will depend on the size of the glass, and the stubbornness of the grease/grime present on the surface. 
  • Coat the oven glass with the baking soda paste. You can use a sponge, soft cloth, or your hands for this. If the surface isn’t too greasy or grimy, there is no need to apply a thick layer of paste, or to cover every inch of the glass. Allow it to sit for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the paste dries up. During this time, you might find that the baking soda is turning brownish; this means that it is absorbing the dirt and grime from the glass.
  • Dry the glass with a towel or cloth thereafter.

Exterior Oven Glass

Unless you put grubby hands on the exterior glass of your oven door, the surface will remain relatively clean, minus the few stains and grease generally caused by other cooking and kitchen activities. Nevertheless, it is very easy to clean off your exterior oven glass; here’s how:

  • In a spray bottle, pour in 1 cup of warm water, and mix in a few drops of grease-fighting dishwashing liquid. As an alternative, you can use a teaspoon of lemon juice instead. Shake the bottle well to mix the ingredients before use.
  • Close the oven door and spritz the top half of the glass.
  • As the cleaning solution begins to drip down, scrub the glass with a clean microfibre cloth or sponge.
  • Finish off by drying and buffing the glass with a soft cloth.

Deep Cleaning Oven Glass

woman cleaning oven glass with a white spray bottle that is sitting on the inside of the oven

If you haven’t cleaned your oven or the glass door in a long time, a deeper clean using baking soda and white vinegar may be in order. With this cleaning method, you can abolish stubborn grease and grime which has also accumulated dirt, dust, and other debris. 

Take a look at these quick steps to deep clean your oven glass door:

  • Wipe both sides of the glass with a damp cloth. Remove as much debris and grease as you can during this initial cleaning stage.
  • Open the oven door fully so that it is parallel with the floor; then sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surface.
  • In a spray bottle, mix equal parts warm water and white vinegar; give it a good shake and spray it over the powder. Step back and allow the ingredients to react and bubble for at least 5 – 10 minutes. 
  • Using a damp sponge, scrub the inside of your oven glass thoroughly to remove grease and stains. 
  • When you are satisfied with the result, simply wipe off all traces of the ingredients with a clean damp cloth.
  • For the exterior of the glass, follow the same process as mentioned in our ‘basic oven glass cleaning method’ above. If the glass requires a stronger cleaning solution to rid it of stubborn grease and dirt, consider using an eco-safe glass cleaning product. 
  • Lastly, dry the glass with a clean microfibre cloth to prevent streaks. 

As simple as they may sound, these cleaning methods are highly effective in getting the job done – which is to make your oven glass door look pristine again, inside and out! However, the most important thing to remember is that, apart from cleaning off the glass to reveal a shiny, spotless surface, it is absolutely necessary for keeping your oven in a sanitary condition. So, be sure to clean your oven in a timely manner and the glass door after every use in order to keep it clean, sanitary, and ready to bake at any given time!

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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