How to Clean Inside Your Oven Door and Get the Glass REALLY Clean

Cleaning between the glass panels of an oven door looks impossible, but all you really need to do is disassemble the door. It's simple. Really.

There’s lots of regular upkeep you can do to keep the inside of your oven clean, but what happens when you find grease and grime trapped between the oven door’s glass panels? The solution is to disassemble the door and go right to the source. We’ll show you how.

How to Clean an Oven Door and the Glass Inside

To tackle this project you’ll need a few tools and materials:

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Degreaser
  • Glass cleaner
  • Nylon scrub pad
  • Paper towels
  • Rubber gloves

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Step 1: Remove the Door and Panel

Remove the oven door. Be sure to consult the manual for how to unlock the hinges and lift the door off. Then remove the screws that secure the front panel to the oven door frame. Note their location and store them in a cup. Then carefully lift off the panel and set it aside.

Remove the oven door (consult the manual for how to unlock the hinges and lift the door off). Then remove the exterior trim panel (Photo 1) and the glass hold-downs (Photo 2). Lift out the glass and handle it carefully (it’s expensive and breaks easily!).

Step 2: Remove the Glass

Remove the screws from the glass hold-downs and set them aside. Note the location of the retaining tabs above and below the glass. Then lift off the glass and clean it.

Step 3: Clean the Glass

Clean off the grime with a nylon scrub pad, hot water and degreaser. Rinse and dry, then clean with glass cleaner. Wear gloves to prevent fingerprints as you place the glass back onto the oven door. Be sure the glass sits inside the locating tabs before you reassemble the hold-downs. Then install the hold-down channels and screws and the trim panel. Put the door on the oven.

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