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Have you run your oven’s self-cleaning cycle and then found that the window on the door still appears to be grimy and streaked? Although it might make you feel a little better that there are many other people suffering from the same kitchen problems, most likely you are more interested in learning how to eliminate the greasy tracks on the oven door.  I have good news for you! We have some useful tips that can help you with this. Keep reading to find out how to thoroughly clean your glass oven door – both inside and out.

How To Clean The Outside Of A Glass Oven Door

Cleaning the outside the oven window is the easiest part. We will start with that and then work our way towards the tasks that are more challenging.

Things You Will Need:

Microfiber cloths

Natural glass cleaners, like distilled white vinegar or lemon juice

Spritz cleaner on the outside part of the oven door.

Use a microfiber cloth to make downward strokes to wipe the grime and cleaner away.

Repeat the process as necessary.

Take out a dry microfiber cloth and buff out any streaks in the glass.

How To Clean The Inside Of A Glass Oven Door

It can be a little more challenging to clean the inside of the oven door. The grease you are attempting to tackle has been baking on the glass for week or months, or perhaps even years.

Things You Will Need

Microfiber cloths

Small or medium-sized bowl


1/2 cup baking soda

Razor blade (optional)

Open the oven door. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away any loose pieces of grime.

Pour baking soda into a bowl.

Add water slowly to your baking soda and make a paste out of it. The consistency should be similar to shaving cream.

Spread around the paste across the inside part of the oven window.

Allow the paste to sit on the window for 15 to 20 minutes.

Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away the paste.

If there is any remaining stuck-on gunk, take a razor blade and scrape it away gently.

Make sure that you use the flat edge of the razor and not the corner so you don’t scratch the glass.

Repeat the steps as necessary.

Buff out any remaining streaks from the glass using a dry microfiber cloth.

How To Clean In Between The Glass On The Oven Door

You have now clean the outside window and inside glass on your oven door. However, what about the annoying grime that is stuck in the middle part? You are going to new a couple of tools and some elbow grease for this, but it is still possible to get that part of the inside glass clean.

Things You Will Need:

Microfiber cloths

Small or medium-sized bowl


1/2 cup baking soda

Clean sheet or towel

A screwdriver

The manual to your oven (you can find them online if you don’t have yours anymore)

A helper

A razor blade (optional)

Open up the door and find the screws that are holding it together. Star screws are used on many ovens, so you might need to go to the hardware store and get a star screwdriver before getting started.

Lay your towel or sheet down on the kitchen floor in the area you will be working in.

Check your oven manual to find out how to take off the oven door.

Get someone to help you take the door off. (They are heavier than you might think. Don’t try to do this by yourself.)

Place the door on a sheet or towel with the inside part of the window face up.

Take the screws out of the door. Typically there are two over the window and there might be two on the base part of the dor, depending on which model of oven you have.

Take apart the door and place the two sides next to one another. FAce the innermost glass from each half of the door upwards.

Use the same instructions given above for how to clean the inside of your oven window.

You and your help can then reassemble the oven door and put it back on.

Do you need to have your oven cleaned, but you don’t have enough time to do it yourself? We can do it for you! Call us at Spotless Cleaning to find out more about our oven cleaning services. (Note: Spotless Cleaning does not clean in between the glass on the oven door, but we can definitely help you with everything else!)

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