Most people have run the self-cleaning function on their oven only to find that the glass door still looks grimy and streaked. This is a major issue that a lot of people have and if you have experienced it, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are a number of tips that you can use to help you get rid of the greasy streaks that are left on the door. You can also learn how to clean the glass properly both inside and out.
How To Clean The Outside Of The Glass Oven Door
When it comes to cleaning your oven door, the outside will be the easiest. Before you start the cleaning process, you need to get some items together. This will include a non-chemical glass cleaner such as distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. You also need to have clean microfiber cloths.
To start cleaning the door, you should spray some of the cleaner onto the outside glass. You should then wipe the cleaner and dirt away in a downward stroke. If your door is very greasy, you will need to repeat the motion. If there are any streaks left on the glass, you should use a dry cloth to buff them away.
Cleaning The Inside Of The Oven Door
The inside of your oven door will be a bit harder to clean than the outside. This is due to the fact that the grease has been baked onto the glass for weeks or months, depending on the last time you cleaned the oven. To get this off, you will need a few more tools than cleaning the outside.
You will need to have half a cup of baking soda and some water. You also need a small to medium-sized bowl and some microfiber cloths. You may also want to have a razor blade on hand, but this is not always necessary.
To start cleaning, you need to open the door and wipe away any loose bits of grime with a damp cloth. You should then pour the baking soda into the bowl and slowly add the water. Add water and stir until you have a paste that is a similar consistency to shaving cream. This paste will need to be spread on the inside glass and left to sit for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
After this amount of time, you should wipe the paste away with a damp cloth. If there is any grease remaining on the glass, you will need to use the razor blade to gently scrape it away. When doing this, you need to use the flat edge of the blade. You should never use the corner as this will scratch the glass on the door.
You will then have to repeat this process a few more times until the glass is clean. If there are still streaks on the glass, you can use a dry cloth to buff them.
Cleaning Between The Glass
After cleaning the inside and outside of the glass, you may have a sparkling oven door. However, you might also have some annoying grease left in the middle. To get rid of this, you will need to get a few tools out, but it is possible to remove the grease that is annoying you.
Before you start, you need to get your owner’s manual and a screwdriver. You should also get a clean towel or sheet that you do not mind getting dirty. You should also have the other items you needed for cleaning the inside of the glass door.
Once you are ready, you need to open the door and look for the screws that hold it together. A lot of ovens will have star screws which means that you need to have a star screwdriver if you do not already. You should then follow the steps in the manual for removing the door. It is important that you have someone help you with this because an oven door can be heavier than you imagine.
The door should then be laid on the sheet or towel with the inside of the door facing up. You can then remove the screws from the door. There will generally be two above the window and some in the door base. As you take the door apart, you should lay the parts next to each other with the inner part of the glass facing up.
You can then follow the same process as cleaning the inside of the glass door. Once the glass is clean, you will need to get your assistant to help you reassemble and put the oven door back on.