Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Cleaning oven door between glass panels

Posted by zaralia (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 15:08

Hi! I posted this tip on an older thread about cleaning between the glass panels on an oven door, but it's an older thread and I'm not sure anyone is still checking it, so I figured I'd create a new thread about it. The general consensus is that you should disassemble the door, but that was the last thing I wanted to do. I finally got fed up with the stain and cobbled together a cleaning tool that would work without disassembling the door. Do this at YOUR OWN RISK and proceed with caution and lots, lots, LOTS of tape (so you don't end up with a cleaning cloth stuck between the glass plates):

Check and see if you have an access hole on the bottom of the oven door (easiest way is to pull out the drawer beneath the oven and reach up--but PLEASE use caution, because the edges of the hole might be very sharp--it's sheet metal, after all!). I found a couple of slits in my Kenmore Elite that allowed me to access the space between the glass panels, then I formed a hacked-together cleaning tool out of 1) a fly swatter (it's long and very bendy); 2) a swiffer cloth (I wet mine with water); and 3) unbelievable amounts of packing tape (if you think you have enough tape, add even more tape and pull on the swiffer cloth until you are absolutely certain that nothing will pull it from the fly swatter until the END OF DAYS, or you might get stuck with a swifter cloth in your oven door). I stuck the fly swatter up the slits and rubbed the cloth back and forth for a few minutes. Our stain was at least a month old and I've used the oven 20 times or so since it got there, so it was reasonably stuck on. But a few minutes of rubbing took care of it.

I'm sure any professional will tell you not to try this, but I was NOT about to take my door apart and my husband flat-out refused to do it (his solution was to hide it behind a hand towel), and some of you might be in the same frame of mind. Hope this helps you!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cleaning oven door between glass panels

I once took my GE oven door apart to clean the glass. Had to call a GE service man to put it together and HE had trouble doing it. I don't understand the picture you posted. If the fly swatter still had its swatting pad to tape a Swiffer to, the slot must have been very wide. I thought you had taken it off and wrapped the Swiffer to the handle. I have some surgical brushes that have long handles so they can clean long cannulas used in blood machines etc. Long story. Maybe I can use your tip and try it, but I don't think it will pick up dirt very well. Might try wrapping the Swiffer but the hole would have to be awfully large too.

RE: Cleaning oven door between glass panels

I still need to do this. LIke the previous person, though, my slits are narrow. I will try slicing off the sides of a swatter, the length is a good idea. Thanks!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here