Over time, the glass on oven windows gets pretty darn dirty. The most aggravating dirty spots are the ones inside the oven window between the outer and inner glass. There are usually three, or four, layers of glass in an oven window. After a while, the filth that builds up inside the window becomes unbearable, and should probably be remedied. While the obvious quick fix, is the strategic placement of hand towels on the handle, this is only a cover-up, so to speak, and is not a real solution.
The outside glass is easily cleaned with any standard glass cleaner. To access the inside glass, you can just open the oven door. However, the inside glass is not easy to clean, and sometimes you will have a few small food specks bonded to the glass molecules themselves. (silicon dioxide molecules) If you want to clean the glass panes between the inside glass, and the outside glass, you will need to call an appliance service expert, such as Liberty Appliance Service.
Don’t Use Scouring Pads On Glass
At first you may want to scrub the inner glass with a scouring pad, but there is usually a layer of tint on the glass. Scouring pads scratch this tint, and once you scratch it, the scratches will reflect light from certain angles, making the oven window look very ugly.
Cleaning Baked Food Off The Glass
To get all that cooked food to come off the glass on the very inside of the oven, you simply applying a thick paste of baking soda and water.
WARNING! Never apply a cold cleaning solution to a hot oven window! This may crack the glass!
WARNING! Keep the liquid baking soda from seeping through the cracks and to the inner part of your oven door! If it seeps through, it will get all over the inner glass panes. Once this happens, you will need call in the pros to clean your oven door glass.
Follow these steps to clean the window:
- Add water to baking soda until it is as thick as pancake batter.
- Smear the baking soda paste all over the window.
- Let the paste soak for 10-15 minutes.
- Wipe the glass clean with a non abrasive rag or scrubber.
- After you get most of it off, you can touch the window up with glass cleaner, or a vinegar solution.
We have already warned you, that no matter how long you spend cleaning the oven glass, it might not come all the way clean. You will get most of the filth off, but sometimes minor spots will remain. The food bakes, and binds, to the molecules in the glass. This, however, is not a major concern. Once your oven window is clean, the only way you can get the minor imperfections to stand out, is to turn on the oven light, or shine a bright light directly on, or through the window.
To Clean Inner Glass, Call Appliance Service Company
As we already mentioned, the outer most glass is not the only glass that gets dirty. ALL the glass layers inside the door also get dirty, and on BOTH sides of each piece of glass! This means, if you want to get your oven window back to beautiful, you must clean six to eight glass surfaces. The best way to do this is to call an appliance repair professional.
At Liberty Appliance, we would be happy to send out one of our expert appliance techs to resolve your dirty oven glass issue. Give us a call today!