The oven is one of the most ignored kitchen appliances to clean. The combination of grease, residue food and grime that has been baking inside the oven for weeks, months, and in some cases, even years, is not a pleasant view.

Has your oven door started being sticky and it’s hard to see through it? Don’t worry! You will be surprised how easy it can be cleaned. Depending on the condition of it, it will take you around 20 to 40 minutes.

No heavy chemicals will be required! Just products you may already have in your home.

Check also our detailed guide on: How to clean an Oven Like a Professional


Table of Contents:


Tools you’ll need

  • A ½ cup of baking soda
  • Water
  • Rubber gloves
  • A damp cloth (or a sponge)
  • A plastic scraper (if needed)
  • A small bowl

Some sources suggest that you should use a razor blade to scrape off the stubborn parts. Please be warned that if not careful, this can be dangerous, as the razor blade can break and harm you. For that reason, we do NOT recommend the usage of it.


Steps to follow when cleaning your oven door inside


Place a garbage bag or a newspaper underneath of your oven as things can get a bit messy.


Pour a ½ cup of baking soda into the small bowl.


Slowly start putting water and mix until they form a thin paste. The texture shouldn’t be too thick as you want the mixture to be able to spread easily.


Put your protective gloves on and spread the paste all over the glass of your oven door. Make sure that it’s on every bit of glass and no surface area has been missed.


After that, leave the baking soda for about 15-20 minutes to sit on the glass.


Get a damp cloth (or sponge) and carefully wipe up all traces of the baking soda solution.


When you come up to really stubborn spots you can use the plastic scraper to remove them.


Finally, using a clean dry cloth, wipe the glass to remove any streaking.

This is how easily your oven door can be cleaned on the inside. Now let’s move on to the next step and see how we can clean it on the outside.


How to clean an oven door on the outside

For the outside part of your oven door you will need:

  • Lemon juice or distilled white vinegar
  • A damp cloth

Now that you have all the required products, let’s jump on to the cleaning process.

  1. Spray the outside of your oven door with the natural cleaner you have chosen.
  2. Wipe the cleaner with all the grime away, using a damp cloth.
  3. Repeat this process if necessary.
  4. Use a dry cloth to wipe the surface when completed.

Simple as that, the external part of your oven door is sparkling clean.

Now you have cleaned the internal and external parts of your oven glass. But what about the annoying grime stuck in the middle?

This part is a little tricky and you might require some help for it. Some ovens may even require the removal of the door. If you aren’t really sure if you can do it, you can always count on booking a professional oven cleaning service.

How to clean in between the double glass oven door

There are two ways you can clean in between the double glass.
Let’s start first with the easier one!

For this method you will need:

  • A cleaning wipe (or thin soft cloth)
  • A coat hanging wire (you can also use a fly swatter or a bottle brush)
  • Water
  • Dish Soap

Step By Step Cleaning Process

Again, we recommend placing a newspaper or a garbage bag underneath your oven.

  1. Locate the door vents. Many ovens have vents on the top or bottom part of the door. That’s how grime and grease usually get inside.
  2. Attach the cleaning wipe to the coat hanging wire. If using a cloth, make a cleaning solution with water and dish soap and soak the cloth in it. Then attach it to the coat hanging wire.
  3. Carefully slide the wire through the slots, in between the door panel.
  4. Start moving the wire back and forth. Try to clean as much as you can.
  5. Move the wire to each of the slots and repeat step four.

Or you can try the other way…


If you haven’t done this before and you’re not sure how to do it, please don’t do it on your own. The instructions may vary depending on brand oven ranges. Putting back everything together may be hard for someone inexperienced.

Tools you’ll need:

  • A screwdriver
  • Half a cup of baking soda
  • Water
  • A bowl
  • A Cloth or a Sponge
  • Distilled white vinegar
Method #2

Disconnect the oven from the main power plug.


Open the range door and locate the hinges in the lower corners.


Unlatch the hinges. If you do not know how to do this, please check the manual.


Position the door at approximately 70 degrees and pull it up. Be careful! As it may be heavy.


Lay the door down, handles side facing the ground, on a towel.


Locate the oven door screws and unscrew them using a screwdriver.


Lift the top panel. Some oven doors have rubber seals on the side, so be careful with those.


Pour the baking soda in a bowl and mix it with water until.


Spread the paste all around the glass panels and leave for 10-15 minutes.


After that, spray with white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth or a sponge.


Wipe with a clean, dry cloth.


Put the glass panels back together.


Carefully reattach the door back by placing it at the same angle as when you removed it.


Put the hinges back on.

Restore the gleaming look of your oven door thanks to these simple cleaning tips.

Did you find the above methods helpful? Do you have other tips or tricks on how to clean an oven door? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!

  • Last update: April 16, 2020

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