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Cleaning Between the Glass on an Oven Door

About 5 years ago, it was definitely a Thursday...how do I know it was a Thursday?Because it was Thanksgiving. We had just bought a great double wall oven. The old one had bit the dust and wasn't keeping the temperature any more. So we had this great wall oven delivered just in time to entertain about 20 members of our family.
Things were going along great, all the sides were done, the turkey was done and ready to be removed from the oven. The only problem was that when removing the turkey from the oven he managed to drip, and that dripping found its way to the inside of the oven door. Yup dripping between the glass. And that is how my oven door has looked for 5 years.
See those vents in the door, they lead right to between the glass.
Over the years, I did get out the owners manual to see if there was any way to clean the glass. I also unscrewed the screws but nothing moved.
Fast forward to this week, when I'm on Pinterest and lo and behold I find someone that has successfully cleaned between her glass on her oven doors. Her screws were placed a bit differently than mine but I was willing to give it a go one more time. Maybe I was missing something.
My screws did need a special screwdriver but I did have a drillbit that fit perfectly.
So, I undid all my top screws...nothing. Wait, there are a few more screws going down the side...still nothing. It didn't pop open like they promised.
Eventually I found that only the top screws had to be removed. There are even springs inside the door to assist you.
My door did not pop open when the screws were undone. I did manage to get the door apart with one simple little trick. If your oven door popped open with the removal of the screws great, clean away.
If your oven is like mine, you may need one more tool... a simple kitchen knife to gently pry the frame away from the door. It may seem unnatural, but the door just pops right open.
Why this is not in the owners manual, I have no idea. You may want to place a chair under the door to support your oven door while you clean. And here is the oven door, all ready to be cleaned with a degreaser.
If you need more pictures, I hope you get a chance to stop by.
Note: When I posted this I had no idea so many people had the same problem. I had read another post where someone had cleaned between their glass so I tried it. Mine worked so well (with just a little prodding) that I thought I'd share. If you have any misgivings about doing this..don't. One person said her glass broke, I am truly sorry. Another person said I bent the frame on my oven...I didn't. This has been my most read post ever, which I find extremely funny because I'm not the best housekeeper. I would actually prefer to be known for my wood crafting and diys.

To see more: http://scavengerchic.com/2015/07/29/cleaning-between-the-glass-on-oven-doors/

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  • Rachel
    Rachel Kincheloe, MI
    on Aug 1, 2015

    This is so cool I wanted to know this two days ago when I cleaned my stove. Thanks

  • Deezie
    Deezie Stratford, CT
    on Aug 1, 2015

    thanks for the great tip, I am cleaning my oven door now this weekend, I always wondered how to clean that !!!

    • Vividly50
      Vividly50 Akron, OH
      on Nov 28, 2017

      i was jumping for joy when the inner and outer door popped open to clean the glass which will take more than one time. BUT...CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE SCREWS BACK IN. HELP!!! if i could only see inside, it might work, but unable to. THANKS

  • Ketrinque
    Ketrinque Harrisville, RI
    on Aug 2, 2015

    My oven doors look like crap! Both of them! I hope I can get my hubs to clean them! Next time I'm buying an oven that prevents this. Thanks!

    • Ketrinque
      Ketrinque Harrisville, RI
      on Jan 8, 2018

      I got rid of the stove! Switched from electric to gas.

  • Carol C
    Carol C Mentor, OH
    on Aug 2, 2015

    Beware ladies, Idid mine and had to get a repair guy cause I couldn't get it back together......put a dish towel over it and you can't see it (ha).

  • Jmiethe99
    on Aug 2, 2015

    did it seal back right? I had a service man say that once you pop it and clean it, that it wouldn't seal back right and you would lose heat.? any thoughts

    • Margaret Spears
      Margaret Spears
      on Dec 18, 2017

      Since the oven heats up kitchen, ju5 how much heat is coming out anyway?

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