Every spill, splatter and cooking accident that happens while whipping up a meal stays in the oven – and especially on the door. Because you can’t clean the inside of a hot oven, by the time your meal is ready and the oven cools down, cleaning is often out of mind. That makes it easier for debris, grime and grease to build up. Thankfully, cleaning oven doors isn’t impossible and there are some really simple ways to get it done in no time at all.
How to clean oven doors
The best cleaning solution for oven doors is a concoction of items you’ll likely already have hanging around your kitchen cupboard – baking soda and vinegar.
If there is built up grease and grime on the glass, sprinkle some baking soda on the affected areas.
Alternatively, mix the baking soda with just enough water to make a thick paste, then coat the inside of your oven door with it.
Let the mixture sit there for 15 to 30 minutes to work its magic, after which the built-up residue should wipe right off, and best of all, you don’t need to worry about removing the door.
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Then, use a non-abrasive pad to spread the paste around the glass and wipe down with a wet rag to remove everything.
A non-scratch scouring pad or abrasive sponge will get the job done.
But whichever method you decide to go for, it’s essential that it’s non-abrasive because scratching the glass can cause permanent damage to the whole oven.
Finish by cleaning the outside of the door with a glass and window cleaner to really make your oven shine.
When they’re heated, the lemons will emit fumes and vapours that can loosen up stubborn food stains.
Once the oven has cooled down, remove any additional remnants with a scrub pad or firm spatula.
If your oven isn’t that dirty but you’d like it a bit cleaner, wipe down the inside with a scrub pad soaked in warm water and washing up liquid.
Once you’re done, pat the inside dry with a paper towel. This method requires a bit of effort, but it’s definitely worth it once you see the end results and a clean oven.