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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.
  • Tana
    Tana Coal City, IL

    I have a self cleaning oven. When I clean it, I push a button to clean it and the door automatically locks. I put the stove burner racks and covers in the oven, too. after 3-4 hours and very high temperature, it stops to cool down and after about 3

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Have you tried cleaning it with the baking soda mixture? If it doesn't clean up after that it might be that your friend used a cloth that was too rough and caused permanent damage in your oven.

  • Dot
    Dot Flowood, MS

    I jumped up as soon as I read it. Black spots on enamel part came off, glass still struggling but better than it was. Thanks for showing how the baking soda should be spread on - I had tried something similar before and it wasn't as effective

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      I'm so glad this worked for you :) You can try it again and let the baking soda mixture sit for awhile to soak in and that might work for you too. My first time, my oven had been dirty for awhile, I let the mixture sit on it for a good 15 minutes,

  • Lonelyknight41

    Baking soda and vinegar also unclog drains better than some drain openers, Google for more info on the ratios

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      So true Pat. I have been cleaning my tile floors with vinegar water for years and it its the best way to clean the floors and shower.

  • Michael A Carta

    I've used this method to clean my oven's inside glass. It works very well along with a single edge razor blade to scrape the hard spots. It's the inside of the glass, the side facing outwards between the two glass plates, that needs cleaning.


    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you for sharing :)

  • Msshields43

    I have an old gas oven. I plan to try this on the oven glass door. Thank you for the idea.

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you ☺️

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