Isn’t it a wonderful feeling now that you’ve deep cleaned your entire kitchen and made everything sparkle once again? Oh, but wait a second! You’ve forgotten about the grease that’s caked all over your oven door. YIKES! Let’s learn how to clean an oven the right way.

Are you feeling that sense of frustration building up because you know that you’re in for a tough and sticky situation? If you’ve never really figured out how to clean between the glass of your oven door, you’re probably always leaving that part of the job unfinished.

With these tips on how to clean your oven door, you’ll have it looking shiny and new in no time. Let’s get started!    

How to Clean the Outside of the Oven Door

The outside of your oven door shouldn’t be too difficult to clean. All you need is a microfiber cloth and your favorite natural glass cleaner to do the job. Distilled white vinegar or lemon juice are two other ingredients that you can use!


  1. Spray the outside of your oven door with your glass cleaner.
  2. Wipe away grime and streaks with a microfiber cloth while using downward strokes. 
  3. If you have to, you can repeat these simple steps.  

How to Clean the Inside of the Oven Door

Cleaning the inside of your oven door can be a totally different story as far as how quick and easy it is to get it clean. That’s because it has baked the grease and grime to the glass, and if you’re like most people, probably for a long period. That’s okay, too! 

What You’ll Need

  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Water
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • Microfiber cloth 
  • Razorblade (not necessary, but optional) 


  1. Open your oven door and wipe off any grime and loose bits of food with your microfiber cloth. 
  2. Take the baking soda and pour it into your medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add your water to the baking soda to help create a paste. After it’s been mixed, it should have a similar consistency to shaving cream.
  4. Apply the baking soda paste to the inside of your oven door. 
  5. Allow it to sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Take a clean microfiber cloth and get it moist and then use it to remove the paste. 

Are you still noticing gunk and grime? If so, take the flat end of a razor blade and gently scrape off any buildup. You don’t want to scratch the glass so avoid using the sharp end of your razor blade.

Repeat steps 1 through 7, if needed. Lastly, take a microfiber cloth to get all the streaks out of the glass.  

How to Clean Between the Glass

Now, for the part that most of you have all been waiting for. You’ve cleaned the inside and outside of your oven door, but you may notice that there’s still grime and buildup between the glass that leaves your task unfinished. How in the world are you supposed to clean that? Not to worry. With a few tools and help from someone else, this is a simple job to tackle. 

What You’ll Need

  • Your Oven’s Manual (you can find one online if you’ve misplaced it).
  • A clean towel (preferably an older one)
  • Screwdriver (some ovens require star screwdrivers, so you may need to get one)  
  • Water
  • Half cup of baking soda 
  • Medium-sized bowl 
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Razorblade (optional; for tough stains) 
  • Help from a friend


  1. Go over your owner’s manual and see how to take off the door.
  2. Layout a clean towel on your kitchen floor where you plan on working. 
  3. Open your oven door, locate the screws, and remove the screws that need to come off.
  4. This is where you need to have a helper assist you because the door is so heavy! This is so that you don’t break the glass.
  5. Lay the oven door down on the towel with the inside facing up. 
  6. Remove the screws from the oven. It depends on what model you have, but they’re usually at the base of the oven door and above the window. 
  7. Take the door apart and lay each part side-by-side with the inside of the windows facing up.  
  8. Repeat the steps you used for cleaning the inside of your oven door.
  9. Reassemble and replace the door with the help of your friend. 

Your oven door should look good as new once you’ve followed these steps. Now you can clean your oven door and move onto another part of your house.

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