Cleaning between the glass panels of an oven door looks impossible, but all you really need to do is dissassemble the door. It's simple. Really.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:September 2013
Remove the screws that
secure the front panel to
the oven door frame. Note
their location and store
them in a cup. Then
carefully lift off the panel
and set it aside.
Remove the screws from
the glass hold-downs and
set them aside. Note the
location of the retaining
tabs above and below the
glass. Then lift off the
glass and clean it.
It's a mystery how baking slop
gets deposited between oven
door glass panels. But it's clear
that you can't remove it without
disassembling the door. The
job's not that hard and takes
less than an hour.
Remove the oven door (consult
the manual for how to unlock
the hinges and lift the door off).
Then remove the exterior trim
panel (Photo 1) and the glass
hold-downs (Photo 2). Lift out the
glass and handle it carefully (it's
expensive and breaks easily!).
Clean off the crud with a nylon
scrub pad, hot water and
degreaser. Rinse and dry, then
clean with glass cleaner. Wear
gloves to prevent fingerprints as
you place the glass back onto the
oven door. Be sure the glass sits
inside the locating tabs before
you reassemble the hold-downs.
Then install the hold-down channels
and screws and the trim
panel. Put the door on the oven.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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