How to a clean a glass oven door – using baking soda for a streak-free finish

Knowing how to clean a glass oven door is the secret to a sparkling kitchen – and the solution is simple

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Achieving a spotlessly clean kitchen comes down to many factors, but knowing how to clean a glass oven door is one that should never be overlooked. 

Whilst your floors and countertops have an obvious impact on your space, this small window is surprisingly impactful when it comes to your overall scheme. And thankfully, knowing how to clean an oven door streak-free is simple. 

The process of elevating your kitchen ideas begins with ingredients you may already have in your cupboard – and this method is entirely expert-approved. 

How to a clean glass oven door – using baking soda for a streak-free finish  

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To follow this method, you will need the following ingredients:

• Baking soda: this one (opens in new tab) should last for many cleans

• White vinegar: this bottle (opens in new tab) works for many jobs beyond your glass oven door

Window Cleaner: commercial cleaner (opens in new tab) is the secret behind a streak-free shine

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‘There is an extremely efficient and easy to clean oven doors that not many people know about. All you need is some white vinegar, baking soda, and window cleaner,’ says cleaning expert Ray Brosnan (opens in new tab). Here’s what the process involves. 

1. Combine baking soda and white vinegar 

Ray explains that glass oven doors are one of the best things you can clean with vinegar – the second ingredient needed in the technique. Ray recommended opening your oven door and sprinkling some baking soda on the glass before following it up with ‘some spritzes of white vinegar.’

2. Leave the mixture to soak  

After applying the baking soda and white vinegar to your door, the expert explains that you should let it soak for 15-20 minutes. However, you can leave it longer if the grease and grime are particularly bedded onto your glass. 

‘Once the time has passed, simply scrub with a soft sponge and then wipe everything [away],’ Ray says. Cleaning expert Phi Dang from Sidepost (opens in new tab) adds that you should rinse your door with clean water to ‘wash away the loosened residue.’ 

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3. Finish with window cleaning 

The process of cleaning the glass on your oven door is similar to knowing how to clean a window – and it concludes with a commercial window cleaner. To guarantee a professional shine, both suggest using a few squirts of window cleaner [like this one on Amazon (opens in new tab)] and a paper towel. This will leave you with a ‘streak-free finish’ that is ‘completely spotless.’ 

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.