Cleaning Your Oven Glass

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So, we've been in our new house about four months now, and last weekend I decided it was time to give the self-cleaning oven a whirl...meaning, it was time for it to clean itself!    After about 5 hours of bad smell and heat, I opened the oven door to a clean oven.  I noticed the oven glass (or window) was still horribly messy.  I resigned myself to probably buying some oven cleaner.

Then tonight, through the miracle that is Pinterest, I came upon a post from DIY Home Sweet Home that detailed how to clean your oven glass with just baking soda and water. Incredulous, I knew I had to give it a try.

Basically, you take 1/4 cup of baking soda and mix in enough water to make a paste.  This took me a few tries, but I finally got it.  It was either a matter of adding some more water and then adding more baking soda until I had the consistency described.

The directions didn't say exactly how to smear the paste on the oven glass, so I poured the paste onto my oven window and then tried to smear it around with a paper towel.  Big mistake.  The paper towel absorbed the water and left the baking soda to be a sticky mess.  I finally just smeared it all around with my fingers and hands (something you could NOT do with Easy Off).

I let it sit for 20 minutes...and then I took warm water and a sponge to rinse it off.  It's not perfect, but we definitely made progress and I LOVE the fact I didn't have to use stinky, dangerous chemicals to do it.

My oven before:

Oven _Before

Here's the baking soda mixture doing its job:

Oven_Mid

And the final result:

oven_after

6 comments:

C said...

Excellent

Mom said...

I use the baking soda method to clean off burned food in the bottom of non-stick pots. Just put in enough water to get the area wet and sprinkle the baking soda on. Thanks for the tip on cleaning the oven window!

Anonymous said...

Using baking soda and vinegar to remove the burned food on the elements works great too!

Richard C. Lambert said...

I let it sit for 20 minutes...and then I took warm water and a sponge to rinse it off. It's not perfect, but we definitely made progress and I LOVE the fact I didn't have to use stinky, dangerous chemicals to do it. best pressure washer

Richard C. Lambert said...

After about 5 hours of bad smell and heat, I opened the oven door to a clean oven. I noticed the oven glass (or window) was still horribly messy. I resigned myself to probably buying some oven cleaner. my homepage

Richard C. Lambert said...

So, we've been in our new house about four months now, and last weekend I decided it was time to give the self-cleaning oven a whirl...meaning, it was time for it to clean itself! my website

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