How to Clean Oven Glass in Simple Steps (Including Between the Glass)

Published March 29, 2021
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Pulling open your oven, you realize your glass is looking greasy. Rather than get embarrassed, get cleaning. Learn how to clean oven glass using vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap. Get clear instructions for how to clean the oven door in between glass.

How to Clean Oven Glass: Supplies

Did you have a pizza roll explosion? Have you just left your oven door glass unattended for a little too long? Whatever the case, when it comes to cleaning the outside, inside, and even between your oven door glass, you have a few options available to you. But before you pull up your sleeves and get down to cleaning business, you need to have a solid cleaning arsenal at your disposal. For these oven glass cleaning methods, you need:

  • Baking soda

  • Aluminum foil

  • Plastic spatula

  • Microfiber cloths

  • Cleaning vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Screwdriver

  • Oven manual

  • Dishwasher tablet

  • Dawn dish soap

  • Vacuum with hose

  • Towel

How to Clean Outside Oven Door Glass

The easiest place to start when it comes to cleaning your oven door glass is the outside. Grab a bit of white vinegar and get ready.

  1. Create a 1:1 water to cleaning vinegar mixture in a spray bottle.

  2. Spray down the outer glass.

  3. Let it sit for a few minutes.

  4. Wipe it down with a microfiber cloth.

How to Clean Inside Oven Door Glass

With the outside of the door gleaming, it's time to open that bad boy up. Hopefully, by this point, you've done a good cleaning on your oven, too, so the glass isn't the only thing clean when you are done. When it comes to cleaning your glass, you can do this in a few different ways. It depends on what you have on hand.

Cleaning the oven door

How to Clean Oven Door With Baking Soda

The baking soda method is easy to get rid of that greasy mess you have going on. All you need is a bit of hot water, baking soda, and aluminum foil. Now it's time to get busy.

  1. Open the oven door.

  2. Put hot water on the glass.

  3. Sprinkle the entire glass with baking soda.

  4. Crumble up aluminum foil.

  5. Gently rub it over the water and baking soda mixture in circular motions.

  6. For tough stuck-on grease, use the spatula to scrape it off.

  7. Use the microfiber cloth to wipe up the grease and grime.

  8. Rinse the glass.

How to Clean Oven Window With Dishwasher Tablet

If aluminum foil on your glass makes you a bit leary, you can try the dishwasher tablet method.

  1. Throw on a pair of rubber gloves.

  2. Dip a dishwasher tablet in water.

  3. Rub the flat end over the glass, using quite a bit of pressure.

  4. Continue until all the glass is clean.

  5. For stuck-on build-up, use the spatula.

You can also use a razor blade to gently pry off the stuck-on gunk.

How to Clean Inside Oven Glass With Baking Soda and Vinegar

If you don't have aluminum foil but you have a bit of baking soda and vinegar, this could be your go-to glass cleaning method.

  1. Create a thick paste using baking soda, water, and Dawn. (It should be thick but spreadable.)

  2. Spread the paste over the entire inner oven glass window.

  3. Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Add vinegar to a spray bottle.

  5. Spray the vinegar onto the mixture.

  6. Allow it to fizz for a few minutes.

  7. Use a scraper to scrape off the gunk.

  8. Wipe down with a microfiber cloth.

How to Deep Clean In-Between Oven Door Glass

Okay, so most people can stop at just cleaning the inner and outer glass. However, if you have a monumental grease explosion, you might find that gunk and debris make their way in between the glass. In this case, you need to take the oven door apart to get it out.

  1. Check out your oven's manual for removing the glass.

  2. Follow your manual's instructions for screws to remove for getting to the inner glass. (The screws might require a special screwdriver.)

  3. Support the door with a box or your leg.

  4. Once the inner glass is accessed, use a vacuum cleaner attachment to remove the loose crumbs and gunk.

  5. Use a bit of Dawn on a rag to wipe down the inner glass.

  6. Wipe this mixture off with a clean damp cloth.

  7. Spray down the glass with vinegar.

  8. Wipe everything down with a microfiber cloth.

  9. Put the door back together.

How Often Should You Clean Oven Glass?

You know the fundamentals of cleaning your oven glass, but how often should you clean it? Well, when it comes to oven glass, you want to clean it regularly just like you do your oven. Therefore, consider cleaning the inner and inside glass about once every three months. Your outer glass should be wiped down about once a week when wiping down your stove. If you find a scratch, use a glass scratch remover to make is smooth again.

Clean Oven Glass With Ease

When it comes to cleaning oven glass, you can do a complete baking soda oven clean, or you can just clean the glass itself. Just remember that if you want to clean the inner glass, you need to take your oven door apart. And if you have a self-cleaning oven, like a Kenmore, you don't need to worry too much about the inner glass. Now, learn how to clean melted plastic from your oven.

How to Clean Oven Glass in Simple Steps (Including Between the Glass)