The oven door opens up to a world of wonders. You can see the oven door’s glass through which you can see the cheese melting on pizzas, the quiche setting, and the cupcakes rising. It’s the place where the best things in your life come from. It’s a waste of time to try and see the fantastic smell behind that crusty, smeary glass.

Although cleaning the oven door is not as enjoyable as cleaning baseboards, it is worth the effort. Clear glass brings out the best in you. It is best to keep it clean rather than spend extra time cleaning it. But, life happens, and sometimes even the best intentions to clean it can get lost in the shuffle when dinner is on the table.

We have everything you need if you’re looking for a way to refresh your oven door.

How to Clean Your Oven Door Exterior

What you’ll need

  • Glass cleaner
  • Two cleaning cloths made of microfiber

Steps to follow

  • Spray the outside of the glass with your favourite glass cleaner. Be generous!
  • Wipe the glass with a dry, clean cloth. Use elbow grease to remove grime.
  • To buff the glass, use a second clean, dry cloth.

How to clean the inside of your oven door

What you’ll need

Not all items may be required. The list can go on depending on how grimy your front door is.

  • Cleaning cloths made of microfiber
  • Dawn dish soap, water, and a bowl
  • A degreasing cleaner, such as FIT Organic or distilled vinegar,
  • Baking soda, water and a bowl
  • A razor blade or plastic scraper.

Steps to follow

Use soapy water. Pour some Dawn dish soap into a bowl. Dip a cloth into the soap and then clean the glass. Use a second, clean, dry cloth to buff it dry.

A degreasing cleaner is also helpful. If this doesn’t work, spray the glass liberally using the degreasing cleanser (my dad used to say it when he was using electrical tape: Don’t treat it like it’s a chore! Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the glass clean.

Make a paste using baking soda. If the glass needs more work, you can add baking soda to a bowl of clean water to make a paste. Let the paste dry on the window for a while. Use a damp cloth to wipe the paste off.

Grab a scraper. If the gunk persists, you can add more baking soda paste to the scraper and use the flat edge of your blade to scrape it away gently.


Keep in mind that it’s much easier to CLEAN your oven door than to GET it cleaned. If possible, get into the habit of wiping it down after every session. It’s a great way to take advantage of the oven’s warm glass.

Cleaning between your oven door’s glass panels

Yes, grease and oil can seep through the vent openings. It’s not ideal! It was not perfect! You can consult your oven’s manual (it should be online at the manufacturer’s site if it isn’t). The best way to clean it will differ from one model to the next. If you need to use something more substantial, take the oven door out of the oven.

Last words

There may be posts on the internet that suggest using a small bottle brush or wire hanger (with cotton or small pieces of cloth), but we strongly recommend against this! It is easy to get things stuck or worsen streaks. The best way to clean between the glass panels of your door is to remove them.

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