Cleaning The Glass Inside Your Oven Door Is Easy With This Simple Tip

Be honest with yourself — when's the last time you cleaned your oven? Better yet, have you ever attempted to wipe down the inside window of your oven door? Believe it or not, that glass lining can be cleaned. But if you don't know how to do it properly, the entire door can come apart, and assembling it back together after you clean can be a daunting process. Thankfully, this tip posted by @nottheworstcleaner_ on Instagram presents an easy solution. All you need is your trusty duct tape, a screwdriver, and your go-to glass-cleaning tool to get started.

Before cleaning your oven door, learn how it opens. Most oven doors have screws on the top corners on the inside that hold everything together. However, you can't just unscrew those and pull everything apart or the oven door will come apart in pieces. So start by locating where you need to unscrew your oven to be able to pull it apart, but don't do this quite yet. You need to use that duct tape first.

Getting to the inside of your oven door

To start, duct tape the outside of the door — including the handle and the outer glass — while making sure you use a piece that's long enough to reach around and attach to the inside. Then unscrew your oven door. Once it's loose, slowly peel up the tape just enough for the inside of the oven door to easily pop off, but keep that tape lined up on the outside of your doors. This will come in handy later.

Now that you have the oven door open, carefully lift the inside up and begin to clean your window. Glass is one of the best things to clean with a microfiber towel, so use one of those as well as your favorite window cleaner. If one side of your glass is hard to reach, spray a long sheet of paper towel with cleaner and feed it through the opening, then tighten your hold at the bottom and wipe. Use disposable crevice cleaning tools to get all of the smaller greasy spots. Once your oven door is clean, line everything back up to the screws. This is where the duct tape comes in handy. Use it to seal the door back up evenly before tightening the screws.