Over the last number of years I’ve been transitioning to more natural cleaning. Using less products and still get amazing results.
But there has been one thing I’ve found nearly impossible to clean, chemicals or not.
That’s the glass in my oven door.
Okay, I guess it is time for a confessional and I’ll just tell you right off the bat that I’m pretty sure I’ve only cleaned my oven once in the last five years.
So the amount of grime we are talking about if fairly substantial. Though, the layer of grime was fairly easy to get rid of, it’s the grease splatters that caused me the most issue, until I found this super simple cleaning method.
THE EASIEST WAY TO CLEAN YOUR OVEN DOOR GLASS
There are a couple of nice things about this cleaning method:
it uses way less elbow grease than most methods
it only uses three supplies (and one of them is water so I’m not sure if that even counts)
it doesn’t use any chemicals
To get a frame of reference, here’s a picture of my oven door before using this method – prior to this I had tried a Magic Eraser and it got the grime off but not the heavy duty grease splatters.
Yeah, that’s bad . . .
All you need to clean your oven glass with this is:
water (I prefer it in a spray bottle)
a piece of aluminum foil
Some places I read suggested using vinegar as well so I tested it for you, it turns out it didn’t make a difference so there is no need to add vinegar.
HOW TO CLEAN
I just sprinkled the baking soda on the glass and sprayed it with a bit of water then let it sit for about five minutes (I tested and leaving it for longer didn’t seem to make a difference).
Once you’ve let it sit for a few minutes grab your piece of aluminum foil and crumple it up and then use that to start scrubbing at the grease.
At first I was worried it would scratch the glass and then I thought Well, I can’t see out of it anyway, so does it matter if it’s scratched? But after I took a cloth and wiped away the corner that I started with and there was not only no grease splatter but also no scratches!
My oven is a double oven, the top oven we use more because it is smaller and heats up faster and the bottom we only use if we need two ovens or are cooking something bigger, so the bottom door was easier to clean (or, I imagine if you’ve cleaned your oven more than once in the last five years it will be even easier).
The only problem with clean oven glass is that it is a lot harder to photograph. But you can definitely tell that the grease splatter is off of the glass.
Helpful hint: if there are some out there like me who haven’t cleaned there oven in a long time, I would suggest not doing it all at once. I cleaned my top door over the course of a few days, or you could just go ahead and power through it.
Now I just need to clean the rest of my oven! For the record, this method works well for the inside of your oven as well.