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How to Clean Your Glass Oven Door

by on Jan 15, 2024

Is your oven glass looking dull and grimy? Are you tired of seeing baked-on grease and stubborn stains every time you pop something in the oven?

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We know cleaning your oven glass can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! With our step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through how to prep your oven and remove tough stains so you can restore that streak-free shine.

Let’s get started on your journey to a cleaner and more beautiful oven glass that will make your mother proud!

How to Clean Oven Glass, The Right Way

Hand cleaning an oven door

With just a few simple supplies you can get your oven glass to sparkle, inside and out!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Glass Cleaner


  • Rubber gloves
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Soft brush
  • Plastic scraper
  • Spray bottle
  • Non-abrasive sponge


How to Clean the Outside Oven Glass

  1. Before cleaning the glass, ensure the oven is completely turned off and cool. 
  2. Grab your favorite glass cleaner and spray the outside glass.
  3. Using a clean, dry microfiber cloth, work in circular motions to wipe away the cleaner and remove any grime.
  4. Use another clean, dry microfiber cloth to buff the glass.

How to Clean the Inside Oven Glass

  1. Before cleaning the glass, ensure the oven is completely turned off and cool. 
  2. Remove any loose debris or crumbs from the oven glass using a dry microfiber cloth or a soft brush. This step helps prevent scratching the glass surface during the cleaning process.
  3. Mix a paste using equal parts baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the oven glass using a cloth or sponge.Let the paste sit for 15-20 minutes to penetrate the stains and grease.
  4. Gently scrub the glass using a microfiber cloth or non-abrasive sponge using circular motions to loosen the grime.
    If any stubborn stains or baked-on grease remains, gently scrape them away with a plastic scraper. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or use a metal scraper, as this can scratch the glass surface.
  5. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water. Add a few drops of dish soap to the spray bottle and shake well to mix.
  6. Spray the solution onto the oven glass, ensuring complete coverage on the baking soda paste.
  7. Wipe away the paste and solution using a damp cloth or sponge.
  8. After successfully removing the grime and stains, use a spray bottle with clean water to ensure no paste or solution residue remains on the glass. Use a fresh microfiber cloth to dry the glass, eliminating streaks or watermarks.

Cleaning Between the Oven Glass

After you finish cleaning the inside and outside of your glass, you may find it still looks slightly dirty. That’s when you’ll need to do one more step: cleaning between the oven glass. We can only go into a little bit of detail about this step, as each oven door is different when it comes to taking the door apart.

We recommend consulting your oven’s user manual (you should be able to find it online on the manufacturer’s website), as it will list out the steps in detail for taking apart your oven door. Once you take the door apart, clean the inside of the glass with the same baking soda paste and vinegar/dish soap solution.

Hand cleaning an oven door
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Tips for maintaining a clean oven glass

Once you’ve achieved a sparkling clean oven glass, you’ll want to maintain its pristine condition for as long as possible.

Here are some tips to help you keep your oven glass looking shiny and new:

  1. 1Wipe down the glass regularly: After each use, quickly wipe down the oven glass with a damp cloth or sponge to prevent the buildup of grease and stains.
  2. Avoid abrasive cleaners and tools: Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning tools can scratch and damage the glass surface. Stick to mild or natural cleaners and soft cloths to maintain the integrity of the glass.
  3. Remember the oven door seals: Clean the oven door seals regularly to prevent the accumulation of dirt and grime, which can affect the cleanliness of the oven glass.
Beautiful gray kitchen
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FAQs about cleaning oven glass

How often should I clean my oven glass?

The frequency of cleaning your oven glass depends on your cooking habits. As a general guideline, clean it at least once every few months. However, if you start to notice a lot of buildup or stains, it’s best to clean it sooner.

Can I use oven cleaner on the glass?

Most oven cleaners are not recommended for use on oven glass as they can damage the glass surface. Stick to the natural and homemade cleaning solutions mentioned in this guide.

Can I use a razor blade to clean my oven glass?

Using a razor blade on oven glass is not recommended, as it can scratch and damage the surface. Instead, opt for a plastic scraper specifically designed for cleaning glass.

How can I prevent streaks on my oven glass?

To prevent streaks, thoroughly rinse any cleaning solutions from the glass and use a lint-free cloth to dry it.

A clean and sparkling oven door can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of your kitchen. With our how-to guide, you can easily achieve a shiny and streak-free oven glass using simple ingredients and tools you probably already have at home! And once you’re done, check out our guide to properly cleaning and maintaining your wood cutting boards.

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