When it starts getting grimy and gross, I trust in my favorite overnight method to clean my oven. It works like a charm every time, and I’ve never needed another method to help me keep my oven clean!
Until quite recently, that is. Because a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the grime on the glass part of the door wasn’t going away. After looking more closely, I realized that the grime was actually in between the panes of glass in my oven door!
I’m not even sure how it happened, but I knew I needed to figure out how to clean it up! So after some research and a bit of creative problem-solving, I came up with a simple way to do it that I’m quite proud of. Here’s how it works, so you can use it on your oven at home! :-)
Tools & Supplies
Here’s what you’ll need in order to clean the inside of the glass on your oven door:
How To Clean Between The Glass On Your Oven Door
Step 1 – Clean The Outside
Fill your spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and dish soap. Replace the top and shake the bottle gently to mix.
Use your cleaning spray and a few paper towels to clean the outside of the glass on your oven door.
Step 2 – Clean The Inside
Next, open the oven door and spray the vinegar and soap mixture liberally over the oven-facing side of the door. Get your scouring cloth wet and scrub the glass until it gets nice and sudsy.
Let the cleaner sit there for a few minutes, then wipe away any residual grease and cleaner with a paper towel.
Bonus Tip: In the glass is in really rough shape, you may want to follow up Step 2 by using a bit of Bar Keepers Friend and the damp scouring cloth to scrub away any lingering bits of grime.
Step 3 – Clean In Between
Once the glass on both the outside and inside of your oven door are sparkling clean, all that’s left to address is the area in between! You’ll do that by feeding a wire through the narrow holes on the underside of the door.
For easier access to these holes, it helps to remove the drawer underneath your oven. (If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably pull out your vacuum at this point because the area under the drawer gets quite dusty!)
After removing the drawer, unbend your wire hanger and straighten out one end. Wrap a couple of paper towels around the wire and secure them with a rubber band.
Spray a bit of your vinegar and soap mixture onto the paper towel. Then carefully insert your “cleaning tool” thorough the narrow holes in the oven door and use it to wipe the inside of the glass clean. (Aiming can be a bit tricky, but you’ll get the hang of it!)
If necessary, repeat the process with a dry paper towel to dry and buff the inside of the glass. All done!
What If My Oven Door Doesn’t Have Holes?
If you can’t find any access holes on the bottom of your oven door that would allow you to clean between the glass, don’t worry! You can still clean between the glass, but you might need a screwdriver to do it.
Consult the owner’s manual for your oven to find out how to open up glass panes so you can clean between them. (If you can’t find the manual, you can probably find a digital copy online by typing the make and model of your oven into Google.)
Do you use any unorthodox solutions when tackling certain cleaning tasks?