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Cleaning

Best Cleaner for Oven Glass Doors

By  Enda McLarnon

In this article we explain the best cleaner for oven glass doors. There are some tasks in this world that people detest. We are pretty sure that cleaning an oven door is right up close to the top of that list of things you don't want to do.

That said, once it is done, it is always nice to have a shining door in your kitchen that looks great. There are a few ways to clean glass oven doors and we will explain those below.

Before we do that though, it is worth taking just a few minutes to understand what type of glass is used in oven doors and what that matters when it comes to cleaning them.

What type of glass is used in oven doors?

The glass used in oven doors is tempered glass. This is glass that can withstand high temperatures and is four times tougher than normal glass.

So when it comes to cleaning oven door glass, you are actually cleaning tempered glass.

The best cleaner for oven glass doors is to mix baking soda with water to make a paste, which is then applied to the door. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wipe off. If you don't want to make a paste then commercial cleaners are available.

How to clean tempered glass used on oven doors?

List of Steps

1

Initial clean

Wipe away any loose bits of grime with a damp microfiber cloth -or very soft cloth

2

Baking soda

Pour some baking soda into a bowl and add water (3 parts baking soda to one part water)

3

Leave it to work

Using a soft cloth spread the paste on the inside of the oven door window all over.

4

Let it work

Ideally you should leave this for around 20 minutes

5

Wipe it dry

Using a slightly damp microfiber cloth wipe the glass until it is dry

6

Repeat

If required you can then repeat this process until you are satisfied.

For the correct cleaning paste mix most people use about 1/2 cup of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of water. Depending on the state of the glass you can leave this on for several hours if required if the glass is particularly dirty.

For those who don't want to have to make up pastes there are some commercial alternatives on the UK market and we have listed those below.

Best Seller - Oven Glass Doors

This is the best selling oven door cleaner online and is a good choice for removing all types of grease and marks from glass doors

If you don't want to start making up baking soda pastes, then this does the same job and it is chemical free

It is a very smooth paste so will not scratch the glass and that is very important

Buyers say finally an eco-product that actually works

88% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 67% of all online buyers give this cleaner a 5 star review
  • Buyers say this cleans extremely well and leaves no residue afterwards
  • Buyers say a little goes a very long way so good value for money
  • Buyers say it also has a really fresh smell that isn't strong and leaves a really good shine

Cons

  • 4% of buyers said this cleaner was poor
  • A few buyers thought this was too expensive

HG Oven Door Cleaner Spray

Some UK buyers prefer this very popular spray which is really good at removing burnt on grease 

You can use this to clean the glass but also to clean the door seals and any surrounding metal parts of the oven door

You spray this on and leave it for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a soft wet cloth. This will remove any grease and burn marks and you can then clean the door properly with hot water.

You may need to do this a couple of times depending on how bad the door is.

88% buyer satisfaction based on 11,000+ online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 63% of all online buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • Buyers say it is better to leave this on for about 10 minutes to get the best results
  • Buyers say that this leaves a really good shine with a little elbow grease
  • Many buyers say this is a good product for the glass and the door surround

Cons

  • 4% of all buyers gave this a poor review
  • A few buyers say this does not remove burnt on grease

Oven Mate Glass and Ceramic Hob Cleaner

Some UK buyers really like this product and said that it worked really well on brown stains on oven doors

With this product you spread it on, leave it for 4-5 minutes and then wipe off

It is good at removing stains and grease and is most importantly non-scratch

Buyers use this on glass, halogen and even ceramic hobs

84% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 58% of all online buyers gave this a 5 star review
  • Buyers say it this cleans thoroughly even with stubborn burns
  • Buyers say that this leaves a really good shine with a little elbow grease
  • Many buyers say this is a good product for oven doors

Cons

  • 7% of all buyers gave this a poor review
  • A few buyers says it is just OK
  • A few buyers say it struggles with heavy grease

Oven Glass Cleaner Full Buyer's Guide

We always like to include a full buyer's guide for UK buyers so as they can be fully informed about the various features that go to make up a good oven glass cleaner.

What type of glass is used in oven doors?

As mentioned earlier the glass in oven doors is made from tempered glass. The glass is really what you are cleaning, and a paste of baking soda and water is a good and cheap home made solution.

How to clean a burnt glass door?

The key to getting burnt stains off a glass door is time and patience. The good news is they will come off. What has happened to create these is that something fatty has splashed on to the glass. The heat has then cooked that grease until it is burned and goes crusty

Remove carefully any crust that will come off but don't drag that across the glass. Some people will use a ceramic hob scraper to get rid of the really tough stains. This works well but again just be careful removing those hard bits so as they don't scratch the glass.

After that use the baking soda paste or a commercial cleaner and follow the instructions.

How to get brown stains off a glass oven door?

Brown stains can either be burned on stains or burned on grease. The stain removal we have explained above. If it is grease then you need to break that down.

A baking soda and water paste or a good commercial cleaner will do that. Leave those on for 5 minutes and see what happens. If it is stubborn then repeat until it goes away. Sometimes this may take a few attempts as they can be well baked in to the glass.

Can you use vinegar on glass oven doors?

Yes you can use a cleaning vinegar on glass oven doors. Using vinegar is all about giving your glass a clean and adding shine.

These are not the same as the normal vinegar that you buy for cooking as they have a different formula

This type of vinegar is great for cleaning bathroom showers and mirrors and any type of glass as it doesn't leave streaks

There is a light smell that doesn't linger

92% buyer satisfaction based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews

Resources use to help write this article

Tempered Glass  - Wiki

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