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How to Clean Oven Door Glass in 4 Steps

A clean and sparkling kitchen is essential for proper execution of new recipes—and while wiping down counters and appliances is typically a focus, the oven glass window is often overlooked. A clean, clear oven glass door lets you keep an eye on your dishes as they roast, bake or cook without having to open the oven door and risk losing heat. Check out this guide for cleaning tips that can help ensure your meals are easy to see and perfectly crafted.

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Instructions for cleaning oven door glass windows

Get a clear view of your meals as they bake, roast, broil and brown with clean oven glass windows so you can avoid opening the door and losing heat or interrupting the cycle with these instructions.


  • Water

  • ½ cup of baking soda 

  • Small or medium bowl

  • White vinegar or lemon juice 

  • Gloves 

  • Spray bottle 

  • Clean towels


  • Microfiber cloths

  • Plastic scraper 

  • Brush or flexible spatula
  • Screwdriver (optional)



Estimated time needed

Cleaning the exterior and interior glass is a relatively quick and simple process that shouldn't take too long, unless the oven glass is particularly dirty.

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How to clean oven door glass inside and outside

Cleaning your oven door is a relatively easy task that only takes a little time and some elbow grease. Follow the steps below for clean oven glass that shines.

Step 1: Prep area and supplies

As with anything that involves heat, exercise caution and make sure that the oven is completely cooled down before starting. Use old towels to place on the floor in front of the oven to help catch any drippings that may fall as you clean. Next, add ½ cup of baking soda in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of water and mix until it comes together to form a paste.


Step 2: Spread paste on glass 

Open the oven door to get access to the interior glass. Using either a brush or a flexible spatula, spread the baking powder paste on the glass, covering the entire surface. Leave the mixture on for at least 20 minutes or longer depending on the level of soil baked on the glass.

For extra cleaning power, mix one part vinegar or lemon juice with one part water and spray on top of the baking soda paste with a spray bottle. It’s normal to see some bubbling or fizzing during this step. 


Step 3: Wipe with microfiber cloth

Once you're ready to remove the paste, wet a clean microfiber cloth with some warm water and begin wiping the baking soda off in a circular or downward motion. Repeat until the baking soda has been completely removed.

If any baked-on grease is still present, you can use a plastic scraper to lift off any residue that wasn't removed with the baking soda paste. 


Step 4: Finish with the lemon juice or vinegar mixture

Spray the vinegar or lemon juice mixture on the interior and exterior glass of the oven and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth. Once all grime has been removed, you can buff any leftover streaks with a dry microfiber cloth.

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