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How to Clean Oven Door Glass in 4 Steps

Your oven is a hardworking appliance that cooks many meals a week and delivers great results. When you notice that brown or baked-on stains have accumulated on your oven door glass, it’s time to clean the inside and outside of your oven doors. Learn more about how often to clean your oven and oven doorsOven door glass cleaning is a separate task from cleaning the entire oven, and sometimes needs to be tackled before a self-cleaning cycle.

Cleaning your oven door’s glass can be done in 4 easy steps with materials found in most kitchens or pantries. Read on for more detailed steps for how to clean oven glass.

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Instructions for Cleaning Oven Door Glass Windows Inside and Out

Having clean oven glass doors is a key step to include in the overall maintenance of your oven, and it also allows you to keep a closer eye on meals as they’re cooking so food doesn’t burn or spill over. If you notice that your oven has been smoking, it's a good idea to clean the glass that's been exposed to the smoke. Removing brown stains or baked on grease is a relatively quick and simple process that shouldn't take too long, unless the oven glass is particularly dirty. Use the steps below to clean both inside and outside oven door glass.


  • 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)

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Step 1: Prep area and supplies

Before you begin cleaning, make sure that the oven is completely cool. Place some old towels on the floor in front of the oven to catch any debris 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 forms a paste.

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Step 2: Spread paste on glass

Open the oven door to reach the interior glass. Using either a brush or a flexible spatula, spread the baking powder paste over the entire glass surface. Leave the mixture on for at least 20 minutes or longer depending on how dirty the glass is.

If your cleaning needs a boost, mix one part vinegar or lemon juice with one part water and spray on top of the baking soda paste with a spray bottle. You may see some bubbling or fizzing during this step.

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Step 3: Wipe with microfiber cloth

When it’s time to remove the paste, wet a clean microfiber towel or cloth with some warm water and wipe off the baking soda in a circular or downward motion. Continue wiping until the baking soda has been completely removed.


If there are still baked on stains present after this process, use a plastic scraper to remove residue that wasn't taken off with the baking soda paste.

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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 wiped off, you can buff any leftover streaks with a dry microfiber cloth.

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