I recently opened my oven to realize that my oven door was a nasty mess. I had dropped some cheese on the door and then it quickly hardened to the door. It was now burnt and crispy hanging off the door. I decided it was time to clean my oven door.
I like to find ways to clean without using store-bought cleaners. Mainly because it saves us money, but also because a bunch of chemicals where I put my food is kind of gross. For some reason, the aerosol oven sprays have always bothered me. If you are looking for a way on how to clean your oven glass without chemicals I have a great little trick.
You will want to start by wiping down the oven door with a magic eraser. They do a much better job of grabbing any loose grime or food than a regular sponge in my opinion. I don't buy my magic erasers in the store. I actually order them off Amazon where I can pick them up for about $.08 a piece. Just give it a quick wipe down getting any of the easy to get off junk.
After you wipe down the oven glass with the magic eraser sprinkle a decent about of baking soda over the oven glass. It's not really an exact amount, maybe about 1/4 a cup. Just enough so you can make a paste.
Then add about a 1/2 tablespoon of dawn dish soap on top the baking soda.
Finally, add a little water to the mixture. I just used a spray bottle and spritzed on some water until the baking soda was damp. Then, use the magic eraser to mix up everything in a paste and spread it across the oven door. Let the mixture sit on the glass for about 5-10 minutes. You want to give it some time to sit, but not enough time for the paste to dry.
The dawn dish soap really helps break down any of the baked on grease and the baking soda adds some grit to help get everything off.
After the mixture has set for 5-10 minutes then use the magic eraser to remove the paste. Most of the baked on grease should come right off.
If some of the really greasy areas don't come clean right away you can use the paste and magic eraser and scrub for a minute. There were only one or two spots I really needed to scrub at.
Once you have most of the paste off then wash out your magic eraser and go back over the oven glass once or twice until you have removed all of the paste. If you really want to add a great shine at the end you can try spraying on this homemade glass cleaner.
My oven door looks much better and it only took about 10 minutes of my time. If you are tired of dealing with a dirty, grimy oven door try this easy trick to get you oven glass clean without chemicals.