Not only can a dirty oven door glass make it difficult to see what’s going on inside, but also all that dirt is made up of old bits of food, layers and layers of grease, and bits of cremated baking paper – all things that you don’t really want infusing into your next meal. Be sure to make time to clean your oven glass regularly – it’s so simple and the perfect finishing touch. Thankfully, cleaning oven doors isn’t impossible and there is a “right technique” to make them “crystal clear” in “no time” according to experts.
Cleaning experts at Cleanipedia explained: “If you’re wondering how to clean oven glass and worrying that it will be challenging and time consuming, don’t panic.
“With a dedicated oven cleaner and the right technique you can have that glass crystal clear in no time.”
Here’s how to clean a glass oven door quickly and effectively.
The first step is to allow your oven to cool completely as you don’t want to be spraying cleaning fluid into a hot oven, or putting your hands in there.
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Some cleaners need to be left to soak into the stains and residues for some time, whereas others allow for you to get to work straightaway – always check the manufacturer’s instructions to see what’s recommended for your particular cleaning product.
To get started, use a sponge to wipe the glass, removing any dirt.
To remove those stubborn, burnt on residues, use a scraping tool or something with abrasive qualities, such as steel wool, according to the cleaning gurus.
They continued: “Using a circular motion, work the steel wool around the residue, applying a small amount of pressure, and increasing the pressure for areas that are particularly problematic.
“Using an old toothbrush dipped in hot water, carefully start to work around the seal of the glass door, removing any particles from the small nooks and crannies and being careful not to get too much, if any, of the cleaning solution into the area.”
You can then use a damp sponge to rinse the oven door, removing any remaining traces of dirt, grime, residues, and cleaning solution.
The cleaning professionals explained the last step to achieving “crystal clear” looking glass.
They said: “To get your oven door looking crystal clear, take a clean, dry cloth and gently buff the glass, like you would a window or shower screen after cleaning.
“This will help to remove any smudges, making it easy for you to peek through and see whether your cookies need another few minutes, or whether that turkey is ready to be removed and served up to your hungry family.”