How To Clean Oven Glass Window, It’s So Easy!
Is your glass oven door dirty? Here is a tutorial showing you a step-by-step guide on how to clean the inside of your oven door with no harsh cleaning products or harsh chemicals. Today I will show you the baking soda method. This is a simple process that can also be used to clean glass panes or interior glass in other kitchen appliances.
How to Clean Oven Glass Window materials
- Baking Soda
- white vinegar and water mixture
- Spray Bottle
- Old rag & towel
- Optional – painters tape
*Above is the inside of my oven glass door. I did a test run of this in November after the holiday season and was happy with the results. My oven window glass 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 Oven Glass Window instructions
It’s a good idea to lay an old towel on the floor under your oven door for anything that spills over.
If you have vents on your oven door, cover them with painter’s tape so nothing will get inside the door.
Cover the window with baking soda. (You don’t need this much, I learned this – you can just sprinkle some on.)
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).
You want the baking soda to get damp but not drenched. You are making a paste.
Get an old washcloth wet and squeeze out the excess.
Start scrubbing the paste with the damp washcloth. Gentle scrubbing is fine, it doesn’t have to be hard scrubbing.
Keep working around the glass, if you see a black spot scrub at it a bit. It won’t take a ton of effort.
I also scrubbed the black metal around the window and cleaned that up as well.
Clean up your mess.
I used my vacuum cleaner, but you could use a small broom and dustpan.
I recommend using a wet-dry shop vac if you have a bag in your vacuum cleaner so it won’t clog.
Wipe up the extra mess of baking soda. I did this a couple of times.
When I thought I got most of it up, I got a fresh old washcloth wet, squeezed it out, and wiped it one more time with clean water.
And there you have it, a clean oven door!! I am very pleased with how easy this was and how clean my window got with very little effort and no harmful chemicals.
Other tips for cleaning your oven door glass:
- You can use a razor blade to clean the glass
- You can use a paper towel, I just like using reusable items and washing them.
- You can use a glass cleaner, but I don’t personally like putting those chemicals where my food will be.
- While you’re at it clean your oven racks
- You can use your self-cleaning cycle if you have one instead, and you can do this after the cycle if it didn’t get all of the way clean.
- You can use a magic eraser.
- Make a paste with Dawn dish soap and some baking soda and place on baked-on grease. Use a plastic scraper to get some of the stuck-on residues off. Clean off with fresh hot water or warm water. You can also use it to clean oven glass doors or the entire oven. It’s the best oven cleaner.
- Don’t use baking soda on stainless steel as it will scratch it, and use a clean microfiber towel on those surfaces
- You can use a non-scratching or abrasive scouring pad
- It is not recommended to use a coat hanger to get grease stains between the glass in the door, or open the door which will often void the warranty. Make sure to read your oven manual first before trying.
- When using your self-cleaning feature it may omit an odor when burning the debris inside the oven and turning it into ash. You can always crack your interior windows to help.
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Great idea now if there was an easy wáy to clean the window in between the door and glass without taking the door apart.
Thank you. I did find a website that might help you – https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-clean-inside-the-glass-on-an-oven-door/ – good luck!!!
Found one of your typos>>”orgainzing” should be spelled “organizing.”
Thank you 🙂
I also use this mixture on my glass stove top works beautifully
I’m so glad to hear that, thanks for sharing 🙂
Wow yes thanks for that tip..have already used the video to clean the oven door..much recommend…however my question was for inside the oven..the roof has become splattered with oven bake. .oven bag was not used to prevent this..instruction booklet for this new oven has been mislaid. .much appreciated this
Thank you and I’m glad the video helped you too. I have used this same method to clean inside my oven as well. Just make the paste of baking soda and water in a bowl, then put some of it in a cloth and start scrubbing at the top of your oven. It should come off. If it’s really tough baked on stuff, then I put a coat of Dawn dishsoap on it first and let that stand for 10-15 minutes to start soaking in, and then I do the baking soda paste. I hope this helps
I always struggle to get my oven window to look clean so will follow your instructions #wonderfulwednesday@_,karendennis
Thank you Karen, I hope it works for you as well as it does for me.
Wow, thanks for this. I was actually recently wondering which way to do that! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!
Thank you Pam, I’m so glad it can help you too. Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for the tip! I will have to try it next time. 🙂
Thanks Betty and I hope it works for you as well as it has for me.
You have such great ideas!
Thank you so much Michele 🙂
Baking soda is a great cleaning tool but it never occurred to me to use it for my oven door. Thanks!
Thank you Terri, I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
Chas, I need to do this right away! Thanks for the info and motivation! Pinning. #EsmeSalon
Thank you so much Jean and I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. Thanks for stopping by and the Pin 🙂
It’s been so long since I’ve seen through the window that I’d more or less forgotten it was possible. I’ve got to try this.
Thank you so much Ellen, I hope it works for you as well as it did for me 🙂
Ditto that last comment. Now I’m eager to go do it. Do I thank you actually? What a way to start the new year.
Thank you Janet, I’m thrilled with how easy it was to do and I hope it works as well for you.
Great idea. It works on glass top stoves too. TFS.
Thank you so much Clearissa, and thanks for sharing the tip.
Wow! I’m super impressed by these results! I’ll definitely be trying this out soon. I love the fact that there aren’t any harsh chemicals, and I can use things I already have on hand in the kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you so much Amy and I’m thrilled you want to give it a try. I hope you have as good of luck as I did with my window.
I ‘treat’ myself to a professional oven clean once a year but this is great to know for keeping it reasonable in between its annual ‘proper’ clean – thanks
Thank you so much for sharing Julie and I’m thrilled you’re interested in using this between cleanings 🙂
GREAT!!! I was just looking at my oven door the other day and thinking….How the heck am I going to get that clean! LOL Thanks for the video and congrats on the feature. Stopped in from the sweet inspiration party:)
Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by. I hope this works as well for you as it did for me 🙂
Thank you for sharing with the BFF Open House link party. This is a task that is long overdue at my house. I will give this method a try.
Thank you Erica, and I’m thrilled you want to try it.
Great post, you are welcome to come and do mine. Too busy play in my shed.
Thanks Anita, and would love to help clean your oven. 🙂
This is very timely given how messy mine got as I prepared Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks!
Thank you Shannon, I hope this helps you as much as it’s helped me.
When I commented the first time, I got a window saying, “Spam deleted.” I guess it thought my comment was spam? I’ll try it one more time. I’m visiting from Senior Salon and appreciated the tip. I like using natural products, too.
Thank you so much Barbara and I’m sorry for the trouble leaving a comment
Thanks for the info. This is one of those jobs I’ve been putting off as long as possible but must tackle soon! #SeniSal
Thank you so much Jean and I’m thrilled you are interested in giving it a try.
My oven needs a good cleaning, especially after all of the cooking I did on Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing your tips with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinned!
Thank you so much Robin
My oven door is a bit dirty so I should try this out…. Your post was the most clicked this week so thanks for Sharing at Best of the Weekend! I suppose everyone’s ovens needed cleaning after all of that Thanksgiving cooking!
Liberty @ B4andAfters.com
Thank you so much Liberty and I’m thrilled you are interested in giving it a try. It’s really quite easy and works well.
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!
Thank you for sharing and the Pin Marilyn. I’ll see you at the next party, have a great weekend.
This is such a useful tip! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. You were our most clicked link this week! I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend!
Thank you so much for all the support and the feature. Have a lovely weekend.
Grrreat tutorial, pinned! My wall oven died in the last hour before serving Thanksgiving dinner, but fortunately we were just warming dishes by then. Waiting for a repairman so no cookie baking! If we decide to fix rather than buy new (it’s 19 years old), I am definitely going to clean that window!
Oh gosh Debbee, I’m so sorry and so very grateful that your Thanksgiving meal was complete. I remember when our oven died and how much you miss it when you don’t have it. It’s so nice you’ll be able to fix yours. Hope this works as great for you as it has for me.
Wow. Messy but worth it. It looks great.
Thank you Katie 🙂
Oh My Goodness! I can’t wait to try this out!
Thank you so much Julie – I’m thrilled you are excited about it and hope it works as great for you as it did for me
Chaz, this is amazing! I’m doing it this weekend. I’ve honestly always just assumed there was nothing I could do about the dirty window on my oven. Guess I didn’t search too hard either, lol. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much Allison, I’m thrilled you want to try it and I hope it works as great for you as it did me.
Yaay! You’ve changed my life! Messy oven door, here I come!
Thank you Barbara! I’m so glad you’ll give this a try and I hope it works as great for you as it does for me.
I am going to try this today. Thanks so much for sharing! I also love the environmentally clean materials you used.
Thank you so much Laurie, yes I’m all over being as chemical free as I can be.
Wow, this is super timely as my oven window needs a good scrubbing before Christmas. Thank you for the tips! I’m going to try this method next time!
Thank you Tiffany, and I hope it works as great for you as it does me.
Chas, were you reading my mind? Just yesterday I was looking at the window on our oven door, wondering how best to get it clean without using the “Self Clean” option on the oven (which creates TOO MUCH heat) and without fumes. I’ve pinned this post and I’m going to try your method!
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you so much Richella! I’m so glad you’re going to try this method too and I hope it works as great for you as it has for me! Thanks for the feature!
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you so much Marilyn, I hope you’re having a great week.
Thank you for a great article . I am one of those people that had some spills drip through my oven door vents! What a nightmare!!! Can you help?? It is not recommended that I take the door off and apart. Thank you again.
Woo Hoo!!! This idea softened the gunk on the window! I felt your inspiration to scrape it… so I first tried my paint scraper.. meh.. but it said it could be removed. I grabbed a single edge razor blade and scraped all that crud off. I had not cleaned the window in the 4.5 years I’ve been here. It’s a mid 1970’s oven so who knows when it was cleaned last. That little window is clear and bright now!!! Thanks so much!!!
That is fantastic, and just made my day! Thank you so much for sharing!!!