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How to Clean Your Oven Door


If you find your oven door needing a refresher, we’ve got everything you need to know — from the easiest job (cleaning the outside) to the hardest (cleaning between the panes).

How to Clean the Outside of Your Oven Door

Spritz the glass

Grab your favorite glass cleaner and spray the outside. Be generous!

Wipe the glass

Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the glass. Work in a circular motion and use elbow grease to remove any grime.

Buff the glass

Use a second clean, dry cloth to buff the glass.

How to Clean the Inside of Your Oven Door

Try soapy water

Squirt some Dawn dish soap into a bowl and dip a cleaning cloth into that, then clean the glass. Buff it dry with a second clean, dry cloth.

And a degreasing cleaner.

If that doesn’t work, spritz the glass liberally with the degreasing cleaner (to quote my dad when he’s using electrical tape: Do it like it’s free!) and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. 

Make a paste with baking soda

If the glass still needs work, add baking soda to a clean bowl of water to make a paste. Spread the paste around the window and let it sit for a few minutes. Get a clean cloth damp, and wipe everything away.

Grab a scraper

If the gunk still persists, add more of that baking soda paste and use the flat edge of the blade to oh-so-gently scrape away whatever’s remaining.

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