Oven glass can be difficult and stubborn to clean. This task doesn’t need to be as challenging and time consuming as you fear. All you need is a dedicated oven cleaner and a good technique.
Firstly, let’s look at what you will need:
- Oven cleaner – for stubborn grease
- A sponge – for rinsing
- A dry cloth – to buff the glass.
- Steel wool – to scrub tough spots
- A toothbrush – to clean the edges of the glass seal
And now let’s look at the method:
- Ensure you oven is completely cool. Never clean a hot or warm oven. The morning is probably the best time to clean it.
- Remove loose bits of food or burnt residues
- Spray your oven cleaner onto the glass as per the instructions. Make sure you do not spray into the back or sides of the oven if it is self-cleaning. Also, keep the spray away from the door insulation as the power of the cleaning substance could damage the seal.
- Some cleaners require time to work and others enable you to clean immediately so be sure to check the instructions.
- Use a sponge to wipe the glass and remove dirt
- Use the steel wool to tackle burnt on residue and stubborn areas. Circular motions tend to work best.
- Dip an old toothbrush in hot water and work around the steal of the door.
- Rinse the door with a damp sponge to remove and remaining dirt, residue or cleaning spray.
- Buff the glass with a clean, dry cloth, like you would when cleaning a window. This should leave the door smudge free, making it easier to check on food when it is cooking.
If you want an alternative to commercial oven cleaners you could always make your own solution. Baking soda mixed with warm water will form a paste that can clean your oven glass. Spread this mixture onto the glass and work it in. Leave it for 15 minutes and then remove with a soft, damp cloth.
So, using a mixture of elbow grease and the right solution, your oven door glass should be sparkly clean!