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How to clean between oven glass

Post Time:Jan 16,2021Classify:Industry NewsView:1062

Wondering how to clean between oven glass? And how those pesky splatters found their way there in any case? Then we’re delighted you’re here. We have the remedy to the first problem AND the answer to the riddle of their origin.

First to the ‘why’. If you’ve cleaned the oven door on the outside and cleaned it on the inside, and yet it’s still not pristine, it’s because liquids have found their way in between the panes of glass. However effective your oven door cleaning, you’re failing to reach these streaks because they’re in this gap – or even gaps, depending on how many panes your oven door has.

There is a solution, though, and we’ll share the skinny below, so you can make oven door glass sparkle like it should once more. Looking for other expert tips to keep your home neat and tidy? Find them on our cleaning hub. 

How to clean between oven glass

Each oven is a bit different, so the exact method you take to clean yours will depend on the model you own. Before you get started, you will need to consult the manual that came with your oven. If you don’t have that any more, don’t fret because you’ll be able to find it online by searching the model of your oven. 

Why does the manual matter? It’s because oven manufacturers have designed their appliances to make cleaning between the panes of glass possible, but the way you do this varies between models. Some ovens, for example, feature removable glass panes that make cleaning simple, while others have glass panes that are fixed in place. Still, there is a way to clean both, which we'll get to below. 

Whichever approach you need to take, always wait until the oven is off and cool before you start.

If you prefer, start by removing the oven door to clean between glass

Depending on the style of your oven, you may find it easier to clean the oven glass with the door removed. Note, you should check your manual to make sure the door can actually be removed. If your oven manual indicates you can remove the door in order to clean between the panes of glass in the door, get prepared.

You’ll need an old towel to lay the door on to protect it once you’ve taken it off. Position this on a worksurface or, if you don’t have enough room, on the floor. 

Next follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove the door. Wearing a pair of work gloves is a good idea to protect your hands and ensure you have a firm grip on the door. Bear in mind, too, that an oven door could prove awkward to maneuver, so calling on someone else to assist with this step is your best bet. Make sure you lift the door with a firm grip on the sides. Don’t lift it by its handle.

Put the door on the towel, handle side down, ready for the next step.  

Top tip: Some ovens are designed with glass you can remove without having to take the door off. If that’s the case with yours, take the glass out carefully according to the instructions and replace when you’ve cleaned and dried it.

Clean removable oven door glass

You may now be able to remove the inner pane(s) of glass ready for cleaning – but only do this if your oven manufacturer’s instructions indicate it’s made this way. If you disassemble the door when it’s not recommended, you could invalidate the oven’s warranty. 

Oven door made for easy glass removal? Then go ahead and do so. Use a dish soap solution for the panes, and dry with a soft lint-free cloth before replacement and re-hanging of the door.

Clean oven door glass that can’t be removed

Some oven door glass cannot be removed but you can still clean it via a vent. For this you’ll need something with which to reach in between the panes and a soft, lint-free cloth. GE Appliances recommends a wooden yardstick for the job. You might come across suggestions that you use a wire coat hanger. Our advice? Don’t take this approach as you could scratch the glass.

Make up a solution of mild dish soap in a bowl. Wrap the cloth around the end of the yardstick, and make sure you cover its end completely. Secure the cloth with rubber bands.

Dip the cloth in the dish soap solution, and then gently insert the yardstick into the vent. Do not force it and make sure your cleaning tool is slim enough that it won’t put pressure on the glass.

Wipe the dish soap solution between the panes, leaving for a couple of minutes, then using the cloth to work on spots and splatters as necessary. 

When the smears are removed take the cloth off the yardstick, rinse it thoroughly, then re-attach it and use it to rinse away all the soap from between the panes of glass. 

Finish by attaching a soft, lint-free cloth to the yardstick in the same way you did before to dry between the panes.

Top tip: You may be able to use this method for a door that can’t be removed from the oven. Bear in mind that, depending on the design of the oven, you may have to remove an access panel to see the vents.

Source: https://uk.style.yahoo.com/Author: shangyi

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