How do I clean the oven door glass?

How do I clean the oven door glass?
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A dirty oven looks very unsightly and makes it difficult to use. How do I clean the oven glass?

Why should I clean the oven glass?

Dirty oven glass is not only unsightly but also a health hazard. The grease that accumulates on the glass builds up and burns anew with every baking. The old grease that burns has carcinogenic properties. Burnt-on food residues in some places can damage the appliance and lead to its failure.

The method of cleaning the glass must be adapted to the type of appliance. Some ovens are equipped with a self-cleaning function, catalytic cleaning or steam cleaning. This makes it easier to keep the glass and the entire oven clean.

How do I clean the oven glass?

If you clean the glass regularly, it shouldn’t take you too long. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash it after every use of the oven. This way, the dirt doesn’t build up and you can remove it without too much effort. To do this, you need to wait until the door has cooled down. Just take a damp cloth and wipe the glass. If there is grease on it, it is a good idea to use dishwashing liquid.

Occasional cleaning is very problematic. When you don’t want to spend long hours scrubbing the oven, it’s a good idea to use a homemade method. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water (to a thick consistency). Apply the paste on the glass and leave it for several hours, or even overnight. After this time, remove the paste with a damp cloth. Clean the oven with water and vinegar.

If there is still dirt on the surface, turn the oven on to maximum power, wait about 10 minutes, turn it off and use a sponge for cleaning Teflon surfaces to remove the remaining dirt.

You can also clean the oven with chemicals. This is a much faster way. You can find various oven cleaners in stores: lotions, sprays and foams. If the glass is very dirty, apply the product and wait about 30 minutes. Then remove it with a wet cloth. If the dirt is stronger, scrape it off with a rubber squeegee. Remember to wear protective gloves.

Cleaning the oven cavity from the outside

The oven glass should be cleaned from the outside on a regular basis. You can do this with special oven cleaners or with a cloth and detergent. If the oven glass is very dirty, it is advisable to use a special cleaner.

Cleaning the glass from the oven door will not be very difficult if it is done regularly.

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