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How to Clean an Oven Window

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Here is a simple way to clean your oven window on the inside with no harsh chemicals.

Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


You'll need -

Baking Soda
Vinegar/Water Mixture
Squirt Bottle
Old wash cloths & towel
Optional - painters tape

*This above is my window on the inside of my oven. I did a test run of this in November after Thanksgiving and was happy with the results. My oven window isn't as dirty this time since it's only been 1 month but I wanted to share the directions with you.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


I recommend laying an old towel on the floor under your oven door for anything that spills over.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


If you have vents on your oven door, cover them with painters tape so nothing will get inside the door.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Cover the window with baking soda.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Squirt the baking soda with a vinegar and water mixture. I did a ratio of 1:10, 1 part vinegar, 9 parts water. (My squirt bottle has numbers to help me do this part).

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


You want the baking soda to get damp but not drenched. You are making a paste.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Get an old wash cloth wet and squeeze out the excess.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Start scrubbing the paste with the damp wash cloth. Gentle scrubbing is fine, it doesn't have to be hard scrubbing.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Keep working around the glass, if you see a black spot scrub at it a bit. It won't take a ton of effort.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


I also scrubbed the black metal around the window and cleaned that up as well.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Clean up your mess. I used my vacuum cleaner, but you could use a small broom and dust pan. I recommend using a wet dry shop vac if you have a bag in your vacuum cleaner so it won't clog.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


Wipe up the extra mess of baking soda. I did this a couple times.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


When I thought I got most of it up, I got a fresh old wash cloth wet, squeezed it out, and wiped it one more time.

  • how to clean an oven window, appliances, cleaning tips, how to


I am very pleased with how easy this was and how clean my window got with very little effort and no harmful chemicals.

*** Many of you have asked about cleaning BETWEEN the windows...
I have not cleaned between the glass doors yet, but you might look at this Hometalker's post...http://www.hometalk.com/9495000/cleaning-between-the-glass-on-an-oven-door


Please join me Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm EST on Hometalk's Facebook Live! You'll see this and more organizing and cleaning tips in the Kitchen.

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  • Nicolette Spargo
    Nicolette Spargo New York, NY
    on Jan 13, 2017

    love this! Can't wait for more cleaning tips on Tuesday :)

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Jan 13, 2017

      Thank you Nicolette!

  • Judy Frost
    Judy Frost Everett, WA
    on Jan 14, 2017

    This also works on glass cook-tops! I do it all the time. I wish someone would come up with an easy way to clean the streaks that get between the glass on the oven, other than taking the doors apart.

  • Joetta Terrell
    Joetta Terrell Lansing, KS
    on Jan 14, 2017

    Loved the tip, especially the ratio of water vinegar. Thanks!

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Jan 14, 2017

      Thank you Joetta :)

  • Marianne Cerrito
    Marianne Cerrito
    on Jan 14, 2017

    Thx-- I'll try this!

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Jan 14, 2017

      Thank you Marianne, glad you want to try it too :)

  • Lori
    Lori Canada
    on Jan 14, 2017

    Your dirty glass is cleaner than mine so I guess I better get doing this. I had to laugh, when mine looks like yours it gets a squirt of Spray 9 or Windex and that's it. :)

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Jan 14, 2017

      Trust me Lori - it was way worse the first time I did it. It worked so well, I wanted to share it with everyone :)

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