How to Clean Oven Glass


Whether you’re cooking a lasagna or a casserole, oven splatters happen. This can cause your oven glass to collect food build up over time. By doing routine cleaning, removing heavy staining and performing routine maintenance, you can keep your oven glass looking its best.

Part 1
Doing Routine Cleaning

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Mix a solution that’s 3-to-1 water to baking soda in a shallow bowl until the soda dissolves. It will have the texture of a loose paste. Open your oven, and spread this mixture on the glass of your oven door. You can use your fingers to spread it on every bit of the glass.[1]

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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The baking soda mix will begin to loosen the stuck-on grime on your oven glass. Set a timer for 15 minutes.

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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After the baking soda mask has had a chance to soften some of the splatters on your oven door, scrub the mixture with a kitchen sponge. Use the rough side to loosen as much of the stuck-on food as possible.[2]

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Rinse your sponge and wipe up the baking soda mixture, working from one side to the other. Periodically, rinse and wring the sponge, until you’ve cleaned up all traces of baking soda.

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Use a clean, dry dishtowel to dry your oven door. If there are any remaining traces of baking soda, use a damp sponge to wipe them up and re-dry those areas.[3]

Doing Routine Cleaning on How to Clean Oven Glass

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For sparkling, clear oven glass, use a commercial glass and window cleaner, such as Windex, to give the glass one last wipe. Spray some of the cleaner on a paper towel and wipe from side to side. There is no need to dry again. Your oven is now ready for use as normal.

Part 2
Removing Heavy Staining

Removing Heavy Staining on How to Clean Oven Glass

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For stubborn stains, turn your oven on to a very low heat between 100-125 degrees F (37-51 degrees C.) Once the oven has reached temperature, turn it off, and open the door for 1 minute to cool slightly. You’ll know you’ve reached an optimal level of warmth when the door is warm, but not hot to the touch.[4] Do not turn the oven on higher than 125 degrees F (51 degrees C). If the door gets too hot, you could accidentally burn yourself. Warming the stubborn food particles slightly will help them soften.

Removing Heavy Staining on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Spray the warm oven glass with an oven-safe cleaner, such as Easy-Off Oven Cleaner or Oven Pride. Use just enough to cover the glass, but not so much that the cleaner is pooling. Close the oven door for 5 minutes. "The easiest way to clean theglass on your oven door is tospray it with a cleaner like EasyOff. Let it sit, then wipe itaway.""The easiest way to clean the glass onyour oven door is to spray it with acleaner like Easy Off. Let it sit,then wipe it away.""The easiest way to clean the glass on youroven door is to spray it with a cleaner likeEasy Off. Let it sit, then wipe it away.""The easiest way to clean the glass on your oven door is to spray itwith a cleaner like Easy Off. Let it sit, then wipe it away.""The easiest way to clean the glass on your oven door is to spray it with acleaner like Easy Off. Let it sit, then wipe it away."

Removing Heavy Staining on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Open the oven and scrub the oven glass with a kitchen scrubber or damp scrubbing sponge. Work in circles to best loosen any stuck-on food. When finished, rinse the area by wiping it down with a clean, damp sponge.

Removing Heavy Staining on How to Clean Oven Glass

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Use a clean, dry dishtowel to dry your oven door. If there are any remaining spots of firmly baked-on food, use a straight razor to gently scrape them free.[5]

Part 3
Performing Routine Maintenance

Performing Routine Maintenance on How to Clean Oven Glass

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To keep your oven glass looking great, perform a regular baking soda cleaning once a week. Put a reminder on your calendar to help make it a part of your weekly cleaning routine.[6]

Performing Routine Maintenance on How to Clean Oven Glass

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If something messy splatters in your oven, try to clean it as soon as the oven glass is cool. This will keep your mess from getting baked on many more times over, which will ultimately make it more difficult to clean.

Performing Routine Maintenance on How to Clean Oven Glass

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If you have an oven with a self-clean setting, run it once a month to keep your oven grime-free. This ultra high heat setting will help neutralize oven messes and ensure your oven functions its best.