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How To Clean A Glass Oven Door

By Laura Anderson

Cleaning a glass oven door doesn’t take nearly as long as cooking a Sunday roast. In fact, it can be done quite quickly by following these three steps.

When you first purchase an oven the glass door is perfectly clean. However, if you’ve ever done any baking you’ll know it doesn’t stay that way for long. Very quickly the glass becomes filthy with baked on food and, if it isn’t cleaned regularly, can become impossible to see through.

This is a problem for more reasons than just it’s unsightly look. If you aren’t able to see through the glass to your food, you won’t be able to monitor its progress. If you can’t do that you’ll be forced to open the door more often to check. That wastes heat, making for a longer cooking time.

Follow these quick and easy steps to clean your glass oven door in no time.

Step 1. Wipe down the glass door

First, open up the oven door so it sits flat. Use a paper towel or old rag to wipe down the glass as best you can. The goal is to remove any of the loosely baked on parts of the stain.

This can be quite sticky and messy so be sure to use a rag you can throw out afterwards. The goal here isn’t so much to clean the door, as it is to prepare the glass for step 2, where the real process begins.

Step 2. Apply a bi-carb solution to the glass

Bi-carb really is the miracle cleaning solution for anywhere in the home, and the glass oven door is no exception. Grab a bowl and fill it with 1 cup of bi-carb soda. Then, slowly add water until a paste is formed. Mix the solution with a fork as you go to break down any clumps.

Then, take a paper towel and apply the solution to the top of the glass. Ensure every area of the glass is covered with the paste. Leave for 10-15 minutes to dry.

Step 3. Scrub the oven door with a scouring sponge

When the bi-carb has dried, it’s time to use some elbow grease. Take a scouring sponge and scrub the glass in small concentric circles. The abrasiveness of the bi-carb should help to lift the stain quickly. Although the bi-carb is abrasive, it’s perfectly safe to use on glass so don’t worry about scratching it.

Once the stain is completely removed, use a clean wet rag rag to wipe off the remaining bi-carb and buff the glass door to a shine.

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