How to Clean Glass on an Oven Door

Cleaning the oven glass on your oven door can be a pain. It’s easy to get streaks and spots on the glass, and trying to get them off can be frustrating. But with the proper techniques, you can clean the glass on your oven door quickly and easily.

Follow these tips and you’ll have a streak-free oven door in no time.

The best way to clean oven glass

A squeaky clean oven.

The best way to clean oven glass is to use a special glass de-greaser cleaner or regular dish soap (also a degreaser) and a microfiber cloth.

First, spray the cleaner on the cloth, not directly on the glass.

Then, wipe the glass in a circular motion until it is clean. Be sure to rinse the cloth often with hot water, so you don’t spread dirt and grime.

When finished, buff the glass with a dry cloth or kitchen paper/newspaper to remove any streaks.

How to remove tough stains

Use baking soda, vinegar, or lemon juice if you have tough stains on your oven glass.

Mix vinegar/lemon juice with one part water and spray it onto the stain.

Let it sit for a few minutes, (and if it’s filthy, sprinkle baking soda on the vinegar/lemon juice and let it sit for a minute), then wipe it away with a microfiber cloth.

You may need to scrub a bit to get the stain out.

Back-up plan: Steam

A man pouring hot water into a pot, with steam rising.

(This method can also be no one on your cleaning method list, saving you the hassle of trying other methods first)

If your oven door has tough stains that won’t come off with cleaning solutions, you can use steam to clean it.

If you don’t have a steamer, fill a pot or kettle with water and bring it to a boil.

Hold the pot/kettle under the oven door so the steam can reach the stains.

Let the steam work on the stains for a few minutes, then wipe them away with a microfiber cloth dipped in vinegar.

Dry off to prevent streaks as described above.

Prevent future stains

To prevent future stains, clean spills as soon as they happen.

Pay close attention to what is happening inside the oven so that food doesn’t boil or drip down onto the glass door.

Wipe up any spills immediately after they happen. It will be much easier to clean them when they’re fresh.

When to call a professional

If your oven glass is extremely dirty or damaged, it’s best to call a professional cleaner.

They will have the tools and knowledge to clean the glass without damaging it.


Cleaning the oven glass on your door can be a pain, but it’s not impossible. With the proper techniques and some elbow grease, you can have streak-free glass in no time. Follow these tips to get started, and don’t forget to ask for help if needed!