After getting tired of looking at streaks of spilled grease and grime, I was forced to learn how to clean oven doors in between the glass.
If you want to learn how to clean oven doors in between the glass, I’ll share several things that I tried and what eventually worked best. Let me stress that my way was a bit primitive, but it got the job done~for the most part.
This isn’t a task for the faint of heart, and ideally you’ll have a helper (husband, son, etc…) who can lift and maneuver the oven doors. The doors are super heavy, and even though I did this all by myself, I questioned my sanity at several points along the way:-)
I’ve had my oven doors for nearly 10 years, and it shows. Constant use over time caused drips of grease, liquid, and who knows what to somehow make its way in between the glass panes of the oven door. Even when the outside and inside glass was cleaned, the inner, insccessible glass still made the oven look awful.
After doing some research, I decided NOT to take the oven doors apart, as some folks who did reported not being able to get the doors put together again. #badideanotevengonnagothere I DID decide to take my oven doors off the hinges so that I could easily access the openings through which to insert my cleaning tool and cleaner.
First, here is a snippet video of how I took my oven doors off to clean them. This is the easy part of the process, believe it or not……
Here is a crude shot of the door before I cleanded it. It was embarassingly filthy……
Here are the steps I took to clean it.
First, I mixed equal parts hot water, vinegar & Dawn.
Second, I poured the mixture into the slats/openings on the bottom of the door. I put the door in my tub to catch the dirty water as it ran through.
Third, I used a brush similar to this one (had it in a closet~no idea where I got it) to scrub as best I could between the panes. This got most of the heavy, baked on crud, but there were still dirty streaks. That is where the next step came in….
Fourth, I used this flat duster, sprayed with windex, to try and get the rest of the streaks.
I repeated these steps a few times, hauling the door to the tub, hanging it up again, and seeing more streaks. Taking the doors down again, repeating the process, and hanging them back. This was neither fun nor easy; it was maddening!
I finally got the doors as clean as I think I’ll get them until I get a new oven or pay someone to take the door apart so that I can clean the panes. But as long as the oven lights are off, the doors look clean. When they are on, they look TONS cleaner, but still have some spots that I just couldn’t get clean. Check out the final look below:
It isn’t perfect, but it’ll do until we get our next double oven. I am hoping to do a kitchen renovation soon, so it won’t be too long. I’ll definitely shop for an oven that doesn’t leak inside the glass panes like this one did.
If any of you have a good solution to cleaning between oven glass, please share with us in the comments! If you try this method, let us hear how it worked and if you made any improvements on this method.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!