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How to clean glass oven door windows quickly & easily

Because your oven plays a big role in creating your family’s meals day in and day out, it can also become home to drips, splatters and spills and may need periodic cleaning to continue working its best. Wiping down the oven glass window can be done regularly to keep your oven and kitchen looking clean. Cleaning the oven window is also the first step to take before cleaning the inside of the oven manually or using a steam-clean or self-clean cycle. Explore this guide for tips on how to clean oven glass and keep it ready for more daily meals.

How to clean oven door glass

This guide will help you learn how to clean your oven door glass with instructions for cleaning the outside and inside of the door glass. Use these tips to break down stubborn stains and clean the glass without leaving behind scrapes or scratches.

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What you’ll need for cleaning oven door glass

Before you begin cleaning the inside and outside of your oven door glass, be sure to gather your tools and supplies to prep your cleaning station. Listed below are the general tools and supplies you will need.


  • Water

  • ½ cup of baking soda 

  • White vinegar or lemon juice 

  • Small bowl

  • Gloves 

  • Spray bottle


  • Microfiber cloths

  • Plastic scraper 

  • Brush or flexible spatula 

Estimated time needed

The time you need to clean your oven door depends on which areas are being cleaned and how much residue has built up on the door. If you’re cleaning glass that has little residue, the process is relatively short and simple, but cleaning thick buildup may take more time to remove. Cleaning between the glass panels requires more time and the help of another person as you will be removing the oven door to clean.

Clean the oven door glass

Cleaning the oven door glass is a quick and simple task that can be handled on your own with the help of a few household supplies.

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Step 1: Prep your oven and cleaning station

Before you begin, make sure the oven has completely cooled from its most recent cycle. Place clean towels on the floor in front of the oven to catch any drippings that may fall while you clean.

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Step 2: Add cleaning products to the inner and outer glass

Light smudges and spills can be removed with vinegar or glass cleaner. The inner glass comes into contact with more food and possible spills and is more likely to need a deeper clean than the outer glass. Combine baking soda and water in a bowl and stir until it forms a paste. If the glass has thick buildup, mix a paste of baking soda and water. Spread the paste on the glass using a brush or a spatula and let sit for 20 minutes or longer depending on the stain.


For extra cleaning power, mix one part vinegar or lemon juice with one part water and spray on top of the baking soda paste with a spray bottle.

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Step 3: Wipe with microfiber cloth

After applying your cleaning products and waiting the appropriate time for it to sit, wipe the product away with a wet microfiber towel. Be sure to wipe in a circular or downward motion. Any residual grease can be gently scraped away with a plastic scraper.


Once the cleaning products have been removed, you can buff any leftover streaks with a dry microfiber cloth.

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Discover Whirlpool® Ovens for your home

Whether you’re cooking frozen pizza to watch the big game or roasting chicken and potatoes for dinner, the right oven is the key to a home cooked meal. Make a feast big enough to host your family Thanksgiving with the extra baking space in a Whirlpool brand Double Wall Oven or effectively utilize space with a Single Wall Oven. Whirlpool® Gas and Electric Ranges offer features like AccuBake® Temperature Management Systems and  self-cleaning options to help you save time cooking for your family.

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