Tips For Cleaning A Dirty Oven Window

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Tips For Cleaning A Dirty Oven Window

To clean your oven window, you will have to pull your oven door off of its hinge posts. You should consult the owner's manual that came with your oven to see if your oven's door is screwed into the hinge posts – or if it will simply pull off of the hinge posts. If there are screws, simply unscrew them and lift the door free.

•Lay the oven door on newspapers or an old towel.

•Look for the screws around the door's perimeter and remove them. This will separate your oven door into two halves. Be sure you label or mark which half is the front and which half is the back. This will save confusion when it comes time to reassemble the door.

•Next, clean the glass panels with dish liquid and very warm water. If you have spots that are very tough to remove, you may want to use a nonabrasive cleaner on them.

•When your glass is clean and dry, reassemble the door. Make sure all parts are placed back into their original position.

   

Comments

9/29/2006 12:48:07 PM
Karen said:

Why would you want to tear apart your oven door to clean the window. Why can't you open the door, put newspapers below the door, use a spray cleaner, wipe off when dirt is dissolved, spray with clean water, dry window, and close door. done


9/30/2006 8:28:43 AM
ole said:

holy cow! surely there's an easier way!


10/1/2006 2:17:06 PM
gerald at abcfence &furniture said:

i will try this too . it hard to clean especially when you do not have time to do it right then


2/8/2008 3:02:05 PM
George Morris said:

For those of us with 2 pieces of glass that make up the oven door this seems to be a viable option. Some oven doors have only one piece of glass that comprises the door. Karen oviously has a one piece door


2/8/2008 6:00:32 PM
Betsy said:

Karen,they are not talking about cleaning the side of the oven door window that faces the inside of the oven but rather cleaning between the two pieces of glass that make up the oven door. For that there is no other way than to take the two sides apart and clean them, then reassemble the door.


2/9/2008 12:55:37 AM
Jan said:

I think it might be a mistake to tear apart your oven door. These doors have special seals to keep the heat where it belongs and I don't think those are supposed to be disturbed. I usually just use my oven cleaner and spray a thin layer on the glass and inside of the oven door after a self cleaning cycle has completed and the oven has cooled down. Put newspaper down and have at it. There are cleaners that are safe to use on self cleaning ovens. This has worked for me for over 10 years.


2/10/2008 11:23:51 AM
john McAdamis said:

Karen:
The window on an oven door is actually two panes seperated by air-space. The space is semi-air tight but not completely. Eventually grease will build up between the panes. Your method would clean one side of each pane. This operation is not that difficult but do heed the advise to mark the pieces as you dis-assemble the door. It is easy to become confused if you do not. Got a digital camera? Take pictures.


2/20/2008 11:40:41 AM
Lynn said:

Yes, I have tried to take the door off but it is more trouble than it is worth. A green scratchie and some elbow grease works well.
Tip: when I didn't have a self cleaning oven I used ammonia in a cassrole dish(that was really baked on). I put the dish with the ammonia in it (about 2 cups) into the oven and closed it over night. The next morning I opened the oven and let it air out, then removed the dish. The baked on food in the oven came off easier (with less effort). It also cleaned the dish of baked on foods.
NOTE: You can't use this with self cleaning ovens.


7/2/2009 3:03:01 AM
janet said:

This works when dirt gets between the glass panels.


7/2/2009 12:20:24 PM
Sharon said:

There's a much easier way to clean off those burned-on spots. Take a single-edged razor blade and gently scrape. It won't damage the glass, and it's really quick, easy, and most of all, effective.


7/2/2009 12:20:42 PM
Sharon said:

There's a much easier way to clean off those burned-on spots. Take a single-edged razor blade and gently scrape. It won't damage the glass, and it's really quick, easy, and most of all, effective.


7/2/2009 1:13:39 PM
Sharon said:

There's a much easier way to clean off those burned-on spots. Take a single-edged razor blade and gently scrape. It won't damage the glass, and it's really quick, easy, and most of all, effective.


7/2/2009 10:33:50 PM
Deb said:

Thank-you for this tip. It makes me crazy that it is dirty between the panels. It will be worth the trouble to get it clean again!


7/5/2009 11:05:46 AM
DK said:

I have always used a single edge razor blade to clean my oven window (instead of nonabrasive cleaners)and it works great!


7/5/2009 11:11:31 AM
Julee said:

There are two panels of glass that grease and residue have accumulated in between Karen. It is a pane!!!but to get the entire window clean enough to peer through, you need to get between those pieces of glass.


6/3/2011 7:25:39 PM
Judy said:

Glad to know I can do this. My oven is usually very clean, but somehow there are runs behind the glass on the inside! I'll have to see if I can take mine apart. Thanks!




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