Oven glass and the entire oven accumulates grease and grime that is very difficult to remove. Therefore, you need to use something other than a regular household cleaner. Various cleaners can be more effective than others at cleaning oven glass, here’s the best options.
In general, regular oven cleaner, baking soda paste, Mr Muscle, Pink Stuff, Soda Crystal, and a dishwasher tablet can be used to clean oven glass. All of them are the most effective, but you always need to scrub a lot using a sponge scourer to remove all of the grease and grime.
Below, I will cover each of these oven cleaner options, and how well they work, and some cleaners that definitely don’t work to clean oven glass. Then I will explain the best method in step by step detail to clean oven glass.
What Can You Use to Clean Oven Glass?
There are many different cleaning products for a range of different purposes. Interestingly, some work very well for the purpose other than they were designed for. Here are the best cleaners to use for oven glass.
As a general rule, regular oven cleaner, Pink Stuff, a dishwasher tablet, baking soda paste, Soda Crystal and window cleaner can be used to clean oven glass. Leave the cleaner you use on the oven glass to soak in for 30 minutes, then scrub it using a sponge scourer.
To remove all of the grime and grease on oven glass, and return it being completely see-through, a lot of scrubbing is generally required. Below, is how well each of the different cleaners you can use work for cleaning oven glass.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Oven Cleaner (Mr. Muscle/Easy Off)?
There are a range of specially made oven cleaners that work well to clean the interior of your oven. But, oven glass is a different material to the metal on the inside of an oven. Here’s an explanation about whether oven cleaners like Mr Muscle, and Easy Off can be used on oven glass.
Overall, oven cleaner works very well to clean oven glass. A good way to use an oven cleaner is to spray it on and let it sit for about 3 hours. After that, the grease will rub right off. A glass scraper can also be very effective at cleaning off food residue, and grease from oven glass.
After that, begin scrubbing it with a sponge scourer or a scour pad. As you scrub the oven cleaner will mix with the grease to form a liquid which you will then need to wipe away with paper towels or a sponge.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a common ingredient used in cooking, and many people have at least a little bit in their cupboard. Baking soda is good for cleaning a range of areas around the home. But, here’s whether it’s effective at cleaning an oven glass.
As a general rule, baking soda works to clean oven glass. But, it does require a lot of scrubbing to remove all of the food residue and grease from the glass. Another option is to use baking soda together with vinegar and dish soap which is slightly more effective.
A good option is to leave the baking soda on the glass door for about 30 minutes. Then you need to scrub it A LOT until all the residue has been removed. A glass scraper is also very effective together with scrubbing.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Vinegar?
Vinegar is a common household item that has a range of uses other than for food. Vinegar is a mild acid, and can break down dirt and grime that accumulates around your home. Oven glass though is well known for being very difficult to clean, so here’s whether vinegar can be used to clean oven glass, and if it makes it easier to clean.
In general, vinegar does clean oven glass. But, it should be combined with baking soda, and dish soap. Vinegar on its own does not have much effect on oven glass. But, creating a paste made of mostly baking soda, and a very small amount of vinegar is very effective on oven glass.
Although it’s very effective it still requires a lot of elbow grease, excuse the pun, to remove and return your oven glass to being perfectly see through and clean. A glass scraper is also effective but not required. A regular scour pad used for washing dishes works well enough. An old toothbrush you no longer use anymore is also very good for cleaning in the crack around the oven glass.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with a Dishwasher Tablet?
A dishwasher tablet isn’t generally used outside of using it in a dishwasher, but you may have heard of a novel approach to cleaning oven glass using a dishwasher tablet. I looked into whether it actually works by looking at some videos of people using this method, and here’s what I found.
In general, a dishwasher tablet can be used to clean oven glass. The procedure is to dip one side of the dishwasher tablet in a bowl of water and rub it on the oven glass. Then scrub the oven glass with the dishwasher tablet. To remove built up grime and residue.
If the dishwasher tablet has a ball, remove the ball and let it soak in the bowl of water. This isn’t 100% necessary but is thought to help.
Another option is to dissolve the tablet completely in a small amount of water to turn it into a paste. Use enough water so you have enough paste to use on the entire oven glass area. If you run out, use another dishwasher tablet.
After that scrub it using a sponge scourer. It can take quite a bit of elbow grease to remove all of the grime on the glass. At the end of this article I have provided a complete walk through of how to clean oven glass from start to finish.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Bicarbonate?
Bicarbonate, also called bicarb, or bicarbonate soda, or baking soda is an ingredient used in cooking. It is known to be good for a range of uses other than that. Oven glass is particularly difficult to clean, so here’s whether bicarbonate can be used to clean glass.
Overall, bicarbonate works well to clean oven glass. It will clean oven glass perfectly and return it to being perfectly see through. The best method is to make it into a paste and leave it on the oven glass for 30 minutes. After that, it requires a lot of scrubbing to remove all of the food debris.
The amount of grease and food splatters that have been baked onto oven glass varies based on what has been cooked and how long it’s been since it was last cleaned. But, overall you need to scrub with a sponge scourer or scourer many many times to remove and make your oven glass see through. And remove all of the grease and accumulated grime.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Pink Stuff?
Pink Stuff can be used to clean virtually anything, and does a very good job at helping to remove very difficult to clean areas and objects. The oven and oven glass is one of the most difficult things to clean especially when the grease has accumulated over some time. But, does Pink Stuff work to clean oven glass?
In general, Pink stuff cleans oven glass very well. It will make oven glass perfectly clean but requires a lot of scrubbing. Apply Pink Stuff on the oven glass, and then scrub it using a sponge scourer. As you do visibly inspect the glass to see when you have removed all of the food residue.
Although Pink Stuff does require a lot of scrubbing, this is normal of any cleaner that you decide to use. There is no cleaner that will reduce the time it takes to scrub oven glass.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Lemon?
Lemons are common ingredients to have around the home especially if you have a lemon tree. Lemon is a mild acid and can help to clean various areas around the home. Here’s whether lemon juice or lemons can clean oven glass.
In general, lemon juice on its own doesn’t clean the oven glass. Lemon juice is only slightly effective, but for reasonably thick grime you’ll need to use some additional products to clean it. The best options are oven cleaner, Pink Stuff, or baking soda.
To use baking soda to clean your oven glass you need to turn it into a paste by adding a little bit of water. With whatever you use, let it sit on your oven glass for about 30 minutes to soften the grime. Then you will need to scrub it a lot using a sponge scourer.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Soda Crystal?
Soda Crystal are non toxic and are a versatile cleaning product. Oven glass and the oven itself generally require more than a quick wipe out, and require a stronger cleaner to remove the grime and grease. But, is Soda Crystal effective at cleaning oven glass?
Overall, soda crystal works well to clean oven glass. The best method is to make a soda crystal solution and then wipe it onto the oven glass. Leave it for an hour, and then scrub it with a sponge scourer. Soda crystal is very effective at cleaning oven glass.
There are a few other products you can use other than soda crystal. These are regular oven cleaner, baking soda paste, and Pink Stuff. With all methods you generally need to scrub vigorously for quite some time to remove all of the grease and grime.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Windex?
The door of your oven is made for a type of glass, and window cleaners such as Windex have been specially formulated to be very effective at cleaning glass. So, does Windex work on oven glass, and does it do a good job?
Overall, Windex works to clean oven glass. Windex cuts grease, but with oven glass the grease is generally very hardened. Therefore, it’s best to spray Windex on your oven glass, and then let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
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If your oven glass has a particularly thick layer of grease and grime a good idea is to apply Windex, let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then, scrub away as much as you can using a sponge scourer, and wipe off all the residue you’ve removed to make the surface completely dry again. Then spray on Windex and let it soak again. Letting the Windex sit on the grease softens it and makes it far easier to remove.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with a Magic Eraser?
A magic eraser is a special type of scourer that is very effective at cleaning without leaving any harsh scratches. The grime and grease on oven glass is baked and hardened more and more each time you use your oven which makes it very difficult to remove. Here’s a summary of whether a magic eraser works on oven glass.
Overall, a magic eraser can not be used to clean oven glass. A magic eraser is somewhat effective at cleaning an oven. But, in general it’s better to use a sponge scourer and a cleaner such as oven cleaner, baking soda paste, or Pink Stuff.
A magic eraser will remove some of the grime. But, you will need to scrub much more than if you use a cleaner such as an oven cleaner. At the end of this article I’ve provided step by step instructions about the best way to clean oven glass.
Can You Clean Oven Glass with Bleach?
Bleach is good for killing bacteria and mold that create bad odors around the home. Cleaning oven glass with a regular cleaner is ineffective and the grease and grime is very stubborn. Therefore, you need something a bit more powerful to make it easier to remove, here’s whether bleach can be used to clean oven glass.
Overall, oven glass can not be cleaned with bleach. The grime and grease on oven glass requires a detergent or acidic cleaner to soften it. Bleach does not have any of these properties. The best things to use for oven glass are oven cleaner, Pink Stuff, baking soda paste, and window cleaner.
When grease is left with liquid on it, it will soften, This makes the outer surface soft and easier to remove. Therefore, the best option is to let the cleaner you’re using soak on your oven glass for 30 minutes or so. But, overall it will always require a considerable amount of scrubbing to completely clean oven glass.
How to Clean Oven Glass Properly
There are a range of different methods and cleaners you can use to clean your oven. Here’s the way to clean oven glass properly that requires the least amount of scrubbing.
Overall, the easiest method is to use an oven cleaner, spray it on to your oven glass and let it sit for 3 hours. But, ensure you have really good ventilation in your home. After that it will wipe right off with a cloth, and use a paint scraper to remove any parts that didn’t come off.
Here’s these steps in a bit more so you know exactly what to do:
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1. Spray on a good layer of oven cleaner
Use whichever oven cleaner you prefer such as Easy Off or Mr Muscle. With the oven door open spray on a really good layer of it all over the entire door. Make about 2 to 3 passes of the oven cleaner.
When doing this make sure a lot of windows and doors are open as the fumes can be very strong smelling and make you cough. Next, wait for 3 hours or more.
2. Wipe off as much oil residue as you can using a dry cloth
Take a rag, or dry cloth made of similar material and wipe the glass door. A dry cloth is best because it creates more friction with the glass and grips the grime and grease residue. Doing this will remove about 95% of the great and grime from your oven glass.
3. Use a glass scraper tool to remove any parts that didn’t come off
A glass scraper tool can be purchased with a replaceable razor blade or have a permanent razor blade. It’s most effective if you use it at a 45 degree angle to the glass. But always use a little bit of water or oven cleaner to lubricate the surface.
Finally, wipe the entire area down using a cloth with a bit of vinegar on it. Or spray the area lightly again with your oven cleaner and thoroughly wipe it.
In general, you can use Soda Crystal, Pink Stuff, regular oven cleaner, baking soda paste, window cleaner, or a dishwasher tablet to clean your oven glass. Using a glass scraper tool is very effective, and should be used, the best method to clean oven glass is explained below.
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