Clean Oven Glass: Dirty Little Secret

Clean oven glass

Clean oven glass with baking soda paste and vinegar

1. Prepare the oven.

  • Turn oven off and allow it to cool completely.
  • Open oven door so it lies completely horizontal.
  • Cover vents on the top of the oven door with rags or plastic. These vents transport air from the oven door as the oven heats. If cleaning product or water gets inside the vents, the liquid can be trapped between the two glass panes. If this happens, the liquid can cloud the glass permanently.

2. Create a grease-cutting mixture.

  • Mix together 1 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl.
  • Stir mixture until it creates a thick paste.
  • Add more baking soda or water to make sure the paste is thick enough so it will not run.

3. Pre-clean the glass.

  • Soak a soft cloth in hot water and wring it dry.
  • Scrub  glass gently to remove superficial dirt and debris.

4. Apply the paste.

  • Take paste between your thumb and forefinger and spread over the glass.
  • Distribute the baking soda paste evenly. Make sure it doesn’t drip.
  • Scrub the paste into the door with your fingers in a circular motion.
  • Move along the door using an even, overlapping pattern of motion.
  • Place larger clumps of baking soda paste onto grimy portions of the glass and scrub lightly with a moist, soft cloth.
5. Allow the paste to set on the door for about 15 minutes.6. Rinse off the paste carefully using a wet, soft cloth. Periodically re-wet the cloth to remove built-up baking soda.

7. Dry the glass using a clean, dry cloth.

8. Fill a spray bottle with white distilled vinegar.

9. Turn the spray so that it is a narrow rather than broad spray.

10. Spray the glass 3 to 4 times.

11. Allow the vinegar to set for 15 minutes.

12. Wipe the vinegar off with a damp, soft sponge.

 

**for a more detailed process with images, visit www.wikihow.com/Clean-Oven-Glass