The Ultimate Guide to Taking Good Care of Your Oven

What if you come up to someone who is totally heedless to the table manners, or any etiquette and reeks of such smell that forces you to block your nose for a while? What will your perception be about that kind of guy? Very bad, right?

Likewise, if someone finds your bathroom or kitchen messy, think exactly the same condition as before is going to happen with you.

A fully arranged setting of your indoor world will certainly be good enough to speak in your favor; your taste and flavor. Besides, to give your family a better environment, you have to do it.

Now, when it comes to the machinery, we are bound to take more care of them for only the sake of their proper performance and longevity. Otherwise, if they find any upside-down, they immediately stop working.

We can hardly find any family without microwave ovens. Microwaves are very handy for your time management. It doesn’t even matter which type you are using. All generate microwaves to heat food.

So, taking care of them is the same. To do so, you should give them a good wash at least once a week, and at the same time, you should avoid doing something for their sake, for your own sake.

Task That You Should Be Avoiding With Your Oven

First, we are going to discuss the tasks that you should be avoiding with your oven:

  • Keep aluminum foil, metal, plastic thousands of miles away from the oven
  • Never put a whole egg in the oven; it explodes in a heavy microwave.
  • Never put any baby food in the oven.
  • Never go too closer to the microwave when it is running.
  • Never turn the oven switch always on. Turn it off as soon are done.
  • Never use a vacant microwave oven and never overload it either; check the weight capacity of the microwave.
  • Never open the door of the microwave when it is running.
  • Don’t stick all the time to microwaved food. Sometimes use stoves instead.

As we said earlier, try to give it a better wash for getting good performance from it.

Hopefully that you will give better longevity to your microwave oven if you use it following the instructions.

How to Clean a Dirty Oven?

To get a good job from your microwave oven, you have to take care of it at least once a week. If you don’t do so, you are eventually inviting dangerous prospect for your microwave. It won’t work properly and you have to pay a large sum of money to the mechanic for it. As a consequence, its lifespan will become shorter and shorter.

So, what you have to do for your microwave is to keep it clean as long as you can.

We are going to share here two types of washing methods which will give you a better idea for the right wash.

First Question: How to Clean an Oven Without Oven Cleaner?

People are always worried that oven-cleaning chemicals are so dangerous. And, how can they eat food from ovens cleaned with these chemicals?

But know that there is always a home recipe.

If you are seriously chemo-phobic, afraid of eating food from the oven that has just got a chemotherapy (chemical wash) by any of chemical cleaners, use some natural ways to clean your oven. Follow the below-mentioned steps to give your oven an awesome wash to clean oven with baking soda and vinegar.


  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Optional: Essential Oil


  1. A cup of baking soda
  2. 1/3 cup of water 
  3. A few drops of essential oil (lemon oil)
  4. Mix that up 

Go ahead, rub the mixture inside and outside of the oven with a sponge. Leave it at that situation for 15-20 hours

  1. Pour the vinegar into a little spray bottle, and spray the entire oven thoroughly that you have already coated with baking soda and water.
  2. Wipe the entire oven with a water-soaked sponge.

That’s all. No risk you have to worry about.

Second Question: How to Clean an Oven With Oven Cleaner?

If you are not satisfied yet, we’ll suggest that you better buy such an oven cleaner that is rich in baking soda, with little amounts of other chemicals like lye, methylene chloride, petroleum distillates. Cleaner takes less time to clean the oven, and before starting, read carefully the manual of the cleaner.

But when the cleaning process is done completely, the substances will lose their energy to stand against you.

At last, there is nothing to be worried about the well-known brands of oven cleaner because after passing many mechanical exams, they have come to the market. So, feel free to use them by following their indication. 

How to Clean Oven Glass Door (Inside and Outside)?

As you find your oven glass smudged with tough spots, you are most probably thinking it would be a very difficult task to touch the door glass and remove the stains. No, never worry about it. The challenging job is the next topic where we will discuss the open-door surgery. Stay tuned.

At the time coating your oven, coat everywhere of the oven with home solution/ the oven cleaner, and this also includes your oven window, both inside and outside. Clean the oven thoroughly following the previously mentioned steps.

How to Clean Between Oven Door Glass?

Well-done! You have done a good job. Having given the oven an awesome wash, your oven is looking far better than before. It is scintillating so brightly that everyone would say you’ve just installed the oven. But look at the inside of the door. Can you see anything here? Yes, you can see some streaks inside the two walls of the door, right?

Now, roaming all around the oven, you’ve at last ended up with little frustration. Seeing from both sides of the oven door, you are likely to be crying. No, no, be quiet. Everything will be alright. Just walk with us.

Here comes our open-door surgery. Yes, you have to take the challenge to get rid of the grimy stuff. Be stalwart.

Now, in this segment, we will focus on two types of oven door cleaning criteria like

  1. With disassembling the oven door
  2. Without disassembling the oven door

One: With Disassembling the Oven Door

Warning!! Do it carefully and slowly. Keep the babies out of the room at the time of working.

What should you need to get started? We will walk you through this.


  1. Oven’s user manual
  2. A screwdriver (suitable for the oven screw head)
  3. A clean towel or sheet 
  4. Hand gloves
  5. Mask
  6. An assistant to support you
  7. A wet towel/ sponge

How To Disassemble and Clean?

  1. A cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of water, A few drops of essential oil (lemon oil), Mix that up. OR, you can use an oven cleaner/ glass cleaner as you are going to clean the door glass.
  2. Pour vinegar into a little spray bottle (for later use)
  3. Place a towel on the floor where you plan to do the job.
  4. Wearing a pair of sturdy work gloves will help you during the following steps.
  5. Remove the door after consulting your use and care manual for complete door removal instructions. Start by opening the door fully by pulling the hinge locks, located in the lower corners, down toward the door frame until they are in the unlocked position. As hinge designs may vary among the models, be sure to consult your model’s use and care manual.
  6. Firmly grasp both sides of the door at the top. Close the door until it reaches the removal position. The door will be open about 3 inches and nothing will obstruct the door. With the support of a helper, lift the door up and out until both hinge arms come from the slot.
  7. Now, lay the door down – handle side down – on the towel.
  8. Take a look at four screws in each of the corners and determine which type of screwdriver is required by seeing the screw head. Remove each of the four screws at the corners. Set the attached parts apart and keep both parts side by side with inner parts facing upwards.
  9. Follow the previously mentioned cleaning demonstrations. (Coat the glass with the paste or cleaner and leave it for 15-20 minutes. After that, spray the vinegar on the coated area. Then, wipe the paste with wet towel or sponge).

When you are done with cleaning the inside of the door. Make sure the inside is fully dry. It is time to assemble the door again. Assemble them in the same way as you have detached them.

  1. By grasping it on each side of the top, start on the left side and hold the door at the same 3-inch angle at which it was removed.
  2. Insert the hinge arm firmly into the hinge slot.
  3. Then repeat the process on the right side of the door.
  4. Firmly push the hinge locks against the front frame of the oven cavity into the locked position
  5. Close the oven door.
  6. After that, you will certainly see the real blaze of your oven.

Note: You always don’t need to clean in between the oven door all the time when you wash your full oven. Do it when you think it is necessary.

Two: Without Disassembling the Oven Door

Warning!! Be very careful when you are following this because a careless stroke of your yardstick would crack the glass.

Note: Instead of using baking soda and water paste, you should use cleaner or soap/ liquid soap and warm water solution. And for that task, you have to remove the door from the hinge slot, but don’t have to detach the door parts. Place the door on a towel.

  1. Mix up mild dish soap/liquid soap and warm water solution in a bowl.
  2. Wrap a clean cloth around the end of a yardstick.
  3. Secure the cloth with the rubber bands and soak the cloth in the soapy solution.
  4. Insert yardstick- covered-cloth end first- into the opening at the bottom of the door.
  5. Do not force the yardstick in between the glass.
  6. Be sure to allow room for movement.
  7. Be careful not to bend and break the glass.
  8. Wet all the stains that you find inside the door.
  9. Scrub the stains with the cloth-covered yardstick until they are gone.
  10. Let the solution be soaked in for about two to three minutes.
  11. Rewet the cloth and reset it into the stick and remove all soap residue.
  12. Now, set another dry cloth to the yardstick and insert it again into the opening to dry the inside of the door.

Proper care will keep your oven alive for a long time. If you follow the instructions strictly, you won’t face difficulties in the future. Hopefully, this article helped you find a better way of solving the problems. If you are afraid of disassembling the door parts, you should call the mechanic to do that.

Shane Quaashie

Shane Quaashie is a 30-year-old technician who loves to introduce himself as a nerd for electronics and mechanics. He grew up in a higher middle-class neighborhood and loves to travel around the country. He is a passionate writer, a creative geek, but can also be a bit untidy and impatient. He always finds creative ways to improve the inner beauty of his house. Being a part of The Home Impro, Shane Quasshie found the platform to write about his love for electronics and mechanics.

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