The task of maintaining a clean oven glass is no simple feat. Fats, food and burnt remnants can accumulate on the surface and become ingrained over time, resisting the most diligent of cleaning efforts.

Delaying this task will only make it more strenuous over time. Moreover, failure to clean your oven glass can lead to the gathering of unhealthy bacteria. Hence, regular cleaning is paramount for maintaining hygiene.

Renowned natural cleaning expert, Erin, who also founded Lemons Lavender and Laundry, has highlighted that cleaning the oven shouldn’t be a daunting task. There’s only one ingredient you might already have in your kitchen that you’ll need for the job.

In her words, Erin confessed: “I tended to turn a blind eye to the interior of oven doors previously, choosing to ignore the gradually amassing food debris that had been building up over several years.”

“While there seems to be an endless list of tips and tricks on getting your glass oven door spotless, I love this particular method because it makes use of just one natural ingredient: baking soda.”

What’s special about baking soda is that it is alkaline and its high pH level permits the breakdown of acidic remnants like grease or burnt food. Additionally, its mild abrasive property lets you easily wipe away filth without scratching the glass, shares The Express .

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Baking soda forms a paste that naturally disintegrates burnt stains, making them easy to clean
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Erin said: “While utilizing baking soda requires a bit more time and elbow grease than a typical oven cleaner, it does the job phenomenally well – and without being harmful to your health.”

Cleaning a glass door with baking soda: A Step-by-Step Guide

To get started with cleaning your oven glass, you would need just three things: baking soda, a sponge and a non-scratch scour pad. Consequently, your oven glass remains undamaged.

  • Start by liberally applying baking soda over the glass. Once done, wet your scour pad and use it to spread the baking soda until you have thick paste covering the entire glass.
  • “The goal is to get the entire glass oven door covered with the baking soda paste. If you need more paste, simply add more baking soda and water.”
  • If the paste appears to be too thick, add a bit more water, and if the paste seems too thin, add more baking soda. Leave this paste on your oven door for about 30 to 60 minutes. Alternatively, for more stubborn stains, you can leave it on overnight for better results.”
  • Once the time has passed, wet the scour pad again and start scrubbing a small area – the dirt should come off easily.”
  • After all the grime has been scrubbed off, use a damp sponge to remove any remaining baking soda paste.”

With a satisfied gleam in her eyes, Erin shared the result of her effort – a glass oven door that was “like a mirror”. She cheerfully announced that this cleaning tip was one successful revelation.