How can one safely clean the baked on stains on the glass on the oven door. I know we shouldn't use harsh abrasives but those brown stains seem to have become part of the glass. Are we just stuck with it.? I'm afraid that some day we won't be able to see through it.
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The window is comprised of two pieces of tempered glass with a metal band seal around the outside. Because the metal and the glass have different rates of heat expansion, material expelled by baking items finds its way past the seal and in between the two pieces of glass. As a practical matter, it is better to live with the dirty window than to risk destroying the oven door to remove and clean it. Besides, if you were able to remove the window assembly how would you remove the metal seal, separate and clean both pieces of glass, and reassemble?
Suggest using a razor blade paint scraper...the kind that you use to scrape paint off of glass after painting the wood. A paint store or paint department in Lowes can supply this. It is a small handle that holds a razor blade.
your window as normal, with a lint-free cloth. Spots left over from
acid rain are sometimes difficult to discern from simple water
spots--with luck, your glass is only dirty, and not damaged. Follow up
the initial wipe-down with an application of Windex. Try to let the
window dry out of direct sunlight, in order to prevent ugly streaking.
the spots with a thin layer of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Take a
damp rag, and scrub the water spots with a liberal amount of elbow
grease. The baking soda is an effective, readily-available abrasive
medium that will remove the spots without damaging the underlying
glass. For an extra abrasive edge, consider scrubbing with an old
toothbrush. If the spots persist, however, move on to Step 3.
a small amount of cutting compound to a super-fine (Grade #0000) steel
wool soap pad. Cutting compound suspends an abrasive in a paste that
can then be applied to your glass, and the soap pad will scrub more
effectively than a simple cloth. Do a test on a small patch of glass
before you apply this method to the whole window, to ensure that your
window will endure treatment.
any remaining spots with the same amount of vigor and elbow
grease--acid marks can be incredibly persistent, and at this point
you're polishing more than you are cleaning. After an appropriate
amount of effort, check to see if any stains still persist. If stains
are still readily detectable, try repeating this step while using a
cutting compound of smaller grit size.
the final result, after all reasonable effort has been exhausted. As
the name suggests, acid rain actually etches into the surface of the
glass. If the damage is extensive enough that it impairs the
functionality of the window, you may have to bite the bullet and obtain
Oven door : Wash the door and window with soap and water and rinse with clear water. Use glass cleaner only if sprayed on a cloth first. Do not use abrasive pads, powdered cleaners, or steel wool on glass and enamel, or the surfaces will be scratched.
surface burner : To absorb a spill when it is hot, pour salt on it and wipe it up when the oven has cooled. A mildly abrasive baking soda and water paste can be used in the oven, too.
Racks:Remove oven racks and clean them in warm, soapy water. Stubborn messes can be cleaned by using mild abrasive cleansers or a soap filled scouring pad. Rinse and dry the racks before returning them to the oven.
Metal trim:Metal trim can be cleaned with glass cleaners or mild cleansers, soap and water. Abrasives or cleaners made for oven interiors should not be used.
Hello. I recommend a product called Cameo. Cameo is a non abrasive cleanser actually designed for the new type enameled sinks recomended by American Standard. AND iit works great on oven door glass. You can get it at Walmart. Very inexpensive and works great on all kinds of surfaces that may be hard to clean but you don't want a harsh cleaner that might damage the surface or scratch. Has a very light to almost none scent. Very good for cleaning the oven both inside and out. Doesn't have the chemical smell left by some cleaners that can be intensified by heat.