Cleaning the double glass of the oven: the easy way to degrease it without effort

The oven door often accumulates traces of splashes and food remains that also settle on the racks and internal walls of the oven. Composed of double glazing, it can block a lot of dirt inside. Here’s a simple trick to clean it thoroughly.

Cleaning the oven is one of the hardest household tasks. And when it comes to cleaning the glass door, things can get even more complicated. The space between the two door panes may contain dust and traces of oil and grease. That is why it is sometimes necessary to dismantle them  to restore them to their former splendor.

How to clean the double glass of the oven without disassembling it?

There is a quick and effortless way to clean your oven door. You will simply need to equip yourself with tools that allow you to reach the interior surfaces of the windows. That is how.

  1. Choose Double Oven Glass Cleaning Tool
Tool inside the double glass of the oven

Before starting cleaning, it is worth checking the model of the oven door. As a general rule, models that cannot be disassembled have a wide slot that allows easy access to the space between the two panes. Once you have identified it, choose your tool taking into account the width of the slot. You can use a sturdy wooden stick, a spatula, a flat ladle, or even a metal coat hanger. After making your choice, you will need to wrap the tool with a microfiber cloth. Secure it later with one or more elastic bands.

  1. Clean the inside of the oven door with a homemade product
Cleaning the oven door

Once you’ve prepared your tool, it’s time to prepare a dedicated cleaning solution. To do this, it is advisable to favor 100% natural and accessible products. These are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 to 5 tablespoons citric acid
  • 1 liter of warm water
  • 1 glass of lemon juice

After completely diluting the citric acid in a container filled with water, add the lemon juice. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. Spray a sufficient amount on the cloth attached to the cleaning tool.  Then insert the object into the glass through the slot, emphasizing the dirty areas. Next, rinse the double glass with a damp cloth and let it dry. Keep in mind that lemon is an excellent disinfectant that can also eradicate bad odors from the oven.

Other natural remedies to clean the double glass of the oven

Newer oven models make it easier to lift the hinge panels and lay them flat on the floor. The older ones have a metal frame that must be unscrewed  to remove the windows.  If you can do it yourself, you will only need to apply these natural ingredients during cleansing.

  • Apply a mixture of baking soda and coarse salt to the oven windows.
Mixture of water and baking soda

This first tip will help you remove stubborn stains from oven windows. Simply fill half a bowl with coarse salt and the other half with baking soda.  Add some warm water and mix until you get a thick paste. Then apply the remedy to the outer and inner parts of the door with a sponge. Leave on for about an hour before rinsing with a damp microfiber cloth. For a flawless result, wipe the glass surfaces again with a clean, dry cloth.

  • Use vinegar to remove burnt stains from oven glass

Vinegar is a great ally when cleaning. The latter will be particularly effective in removing dirt from oven glasses. Mix an equal amount of hot water and vinegar, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.  Then spray all glass surfaces and leave for a few minutes. Then wipe with a clean microfiber cloth to remove dirt and burn marks.   It is possible to repeat this operation until you obtain a clean and shiny surface.

Thorough cleaning of oven windows is necessary to maintain the good performance of your appliance. Furthermore, to avoid stubborn stains, it is advisable to clean the glass after each cooking.