Many people are puzzled as to how to clean oven glass safely. While it is easy to understand the process of using oven cleaners and wiping the surface down, you must also know how to avoid hurting yourself and property. The main consideration when cleaning oven glass is using abrasive materials that can scratch or chip the material. Scratches can make the area look nasty, which takes away from the overall appearance of your beautiful new oven. Glass is one of the hardest materials that we use in modern appliances, so it is important that we take the care to keep it clean.
How to clean oven glass that has been scorched by grease or cooking oil is to use hot water with a soft sponge. The best way to dry a gas oven is to use some of the same cleaning supplies that you use for the other glass in the house. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and ammonia are all good choices to clean an aluminum oven, stove, or even to dry a steel drum set. For the hot water to have enough power to completely remove the built up grease and heat, you should fill the pan with about half of the water that you would normally put your food in.
To start cleaning your oven, you will need a bowl of hot water, a scrubber, a wire brush, dish soap, a sponge, some rags, and non-abrasive cleaners. You should begin cleaning the inside of your oven door where grime and dust accumulate the most. This area tends to collect a lot of organic material which makes it look old quickly. The easiest method of cleaning this area is to mix some dish washing liquid with vinegar and warm water. This scrubbing method works well to remove lots of dust, dirt, and grime.
A different way of removing build up is to mix white vinegar and dish washing liquid. Use the sponge to scrub the white vinegar into the stained areas until the stains are removed. If baking soda is used, it should be mixed with hot water and rinsed thoroughly before applying it to the affected areas. It also helps to spray the affected areas with some baking soda and white vinegar mixture to help it bond better to the affected areas. After the vinegar and baking soda have been applied, it’s a good idea to let it sit for a few minutes to remove any remaining residue from the cleaner.
For areas that are hard to reach or that have very stubborn dirt, you can use an oven mop or wooden broom handle to clean those areas. Using the right tools is the best way of knowing that the entire oven is going to be thoroughly cleaned. Some people prefer to use steel wool because it does a more thorough cleaning job than any other piece of equipment. You may want to leave the door cracked to allow some of the more stubborn dirt to enter inside the oven.
If baking soda is not the best choice for removing stubborn stains, you may want to consider using lemon juice or table salt. These items can help you to get deep into the crevices of the oven glass. If you have grease buildup, you may find that using a combination of those items will work best for removing it. Salt and lemon juice do have strong acidic flavors, so you will need to be careful that you do not use too much of either one to avoid damaging your oven. This is especially important for salt that contains calcium as it can damage the paint in the grout.