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How to clean a glass oven door

How to clean a glass oven door

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Ovens are great for conjuring up cakes, pizzas and all things super delicious! Your glass oven door will certainly appreciate a gentle but effective cleaning every now and then—which will let you gaze on as your cupcakes rise and pizza crust crisps up. We’ll show you how to clean oven glass.

Why you’ll benefit from knowing how to clean an oven door

Pizza, cakes, frozen foods—your oven is the one-stop shop for all these culinary delights. Depending on how often your oven is used, you’ll need to give it a deep clean more or less regularly. After all, after cooking on the stove, you also wash the pots and pans you cooked with.

It’s not just the inside of an oven that needs cleaning every now and then. The oven door also needs to be cleaned regularly. This not only gives you a better view of what's going on in the oven when it's running, but also optimizes its performance since dirty seals increase the oven's energy consumption.

In addition, dirt and crumbs that carbonize due to the heat can affect the taste of the dishes you prepare in the oven—smoked food is delicious, but probably not this way! Learn how to clean your oven door, even if you don't have a special foam or spray cleaner for ovens on hand.

How to clean oven glass—effective DIY solutions

Professional or commercial cleaners will do the best job at oven door cleaning. It is typical, though, that just when you’re in the mood to do a deep clean (or rather, when you’ve got the time), you’re out of oven cleaner. Just in case, you can resort to baking soda for oven door cleaning:

Conventional baking soda is suitable for a variety of household cleaning jobs. It not only ensures that baked goods rise beautifully, but also dissolves dirt and stains. Crusted crumbs in the oven or on the oven door can be removed with a paste of baking soda and water. Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste. Apply it to the affected areas with a spoon or a clean toothbrush. Leave it on for at least half an hour, and then wipe the oven and door with a damp cloth. Follow up with a dry cloth—and you're done. Pro tip: For particularly stubborn dirt, you can leave the paste on longer or even overnight. This way you'll get the oven clean without scrubbing and scratching the glass.

Save energy during oven door cleaning

Whether you use a specialized, commercial oven cleaner or a DIY remedy, in both cases heat intensifies the effect of the cleaning agents you use to clean the oven. So, it may make sense to clean your oven window after you have finished baking something. Just before it has cooled enough for you to give it a scrub with the cleaning method of your choice. This saves you time and energy since you don't have to heat up the oven to improve the cleaning agents’ effect.

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