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    How to Clean a baked on front door of an oven?

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    Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:00 am Groupie
    Gday always considered myself pretty good at figuring these things out

    have tried BAM, Easy off type product but alot stronger

    have tried the heating and wiping

    have tried Spray and Wipe

    Have tried hot soapy water

    Have tried vinegar and Baking Soda combo and STILL the front door glass looks ugly

    Does anyone have any further suggestions on what I can do

    tried Ajax gel...


    Thanks in advance for any replies!

    Amanda in Adelaide
    Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:24 am Groupie
    Have you tried vinegar and baking soda, using an old pair of panty hose to scrub it off?
    Sprinkle on baking soda, then spray with neat vinegar and scrub while it is still foaming.
    I have just started using pantyhose for cleaning and am very impressed with their effectiveness.
    I don't ever wear them, myself, so have to make sure that teenage daughter passes them on to me.
    They are also very good at cleaning the glass shower screen.
    Good luck with whatever you end up doing - it will probably take that old faithful cleaner - Elbow Grease!! icon_mad.gif
    Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:27 am Groupie
    did the vinegar and baking soda but was wondering what the panty hose would do for it?


    Just asking as am willing to try anything

    find stoves/ovens in the States ALOT easier to clean! Don't know WHY that is either

    thansk for your time and reply and WHOO HOO!
    Amanda in Adelaide
    Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:44 am Groupie
    I think that they are just gently abrasive so will scrub without scratching?
    Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:03 pm Groupie
    I even tried it with tose scrubbers that take away marks from paint ..the kitchen version ones...

    back to the drawing board for me...

    will ask the cleaner today..see if he will share any trade secrets icon_smile.gif

    thanks for your time and reply and WHOO HOO to YOU! icon_smile.gif
    Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:54 pm
    Forum Host
    Use a paper towel to apply a coat of rubbing alcohol to the oven window, and let it sit a few minutes. Scrape with a razor blade and watch layers of grease give way to clear glass. It takes a little pressure to cut through the grime, so you may want to invest in a blade holder to help you hold on tighter.
    If you don't have rubbing alcohol on hand, substitute Cameo cleaner, Windex or dish washing detergent. You might have to work a little harder with the detergent, but the grease will still come off.
    Make a thick paste with powdered dishwasher soap and water, let it sit on the glass over night. next morning, scrub with a non abrasive (nylon) pad. Repeat if there are still some spots.
    Bon Ami or Barkeeper's Friend will not scratch the glass. Sprinkle it on the glass, and use a wet rag and some elbow grease.
    Carefully, (don't scratch the glass) use a razor scraper (the kind used to remove paint from glass) to scrape the spots off.
    Have you tried using a commercial oven cleaner on the glass door? Perhaps one that brushes or sprays on?
    Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:00 am Groupie
    Gday and GREAT suggestions..

    will pick one and let u know how I go

    BIG thanks and hope u have a great day!

    Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:46 pm Groupie
    Mickey.... I always use Dow Bathroom Cleaner (foamy one in the can). I spray it on, let it sit a few minutes, then use the plastic pot scrubber thing to loosen the grime. After another spray, if needed, a sponge will remove the residue.
    PS......I use the same method on my glass-topped burners. In fact, I use this cleaner everywhere. I think it must have some alcohol in it, because it sure cuts through the grease and stains.
    When we had a fireplace , I used it to clean the film on the glass doors, which is really hard to get through.
    Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:07 pm Groupie
    okey dokey...will have a look under the cupboard as am sure SOMETHING might be there I can use lol lol lol
    katie in the UP
    Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:40 am Groupie
    My oven door is's actually 2 glass window thingys put together icon_rolleyes.gif
    DH actually takes the door apart to clean in between them...
    It makes us sound like neat type people...I have to tell you this process has only happened twice in our 8 year marriage rotfl.gif
    Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:47 am Groupie
    Gosh, I really didn't know the 2 glass panes were separate. I thought they were sealed, sort of like a thermo-pane window. My oven is so old, I really don't care if the darned window blows out.........I really, really need a new one. I keep holding out until we re-do the kitchen, but I'm beginning to think that will be when someone else buys this house and does it.
    I sure hope you get it clean........and I think using the straight alcohol is a good idea too.
    Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:33 pm Groupie
    hi there
    I just use easy off and it works good. Thanks everyone for the help icon_smile.gif
    Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:36 am Groupie
    just be careful when using some oven cleaning products ! I was cleaned ours with a shop bought oven cleaner (think it was an alkaline based product) ... cleaned the oven fine, poured water away rinsed, poured.... flooded kitchen !! the chemicals had eaten away at the rubber/plastic seals in the pipe work from the sink drain !!!... I'd been cleaning the oven for a good hour then spent all night mopping up and emptying the sink cupboard of wet boxes and fizzing soap powders etc... !

    Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:46 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I had a super baked on mess in my oven after folks watching my house (during a vacation) decided to try some experimental baking, multiple times, and didn't know how to clean up. I tried several traditional options, then on a whim, I decided to try an off the shelf product.
    Walmart has a cheap product called "Easy-Off." There are several versions of it. The one I went with is in a blue can and is marked 'Fume Free, Lemon Scent.' I remembered my mom using products like this when I was young, and I distinctly remember the acrid smell, and the warnings of chemical burns. This product, however, doesn't smell bad and (while I was careful and wore gloves) didn't seem as bad as what my mother used. (The can says it contains Monoethanolamine and Diethyl Glycol Butyl Ether, if it makes any difference.)
    Basically I sprayed it on thick directly into the (cold) oven, let it sit a couple of hours (maybe 3 or 4), then went to work with paper towels and lots of water. The baked on mess just came right off, no heavy scrubbing necessary. Most of it came off in the first application. I lightly dried the oven by hand with paper towels, then reapplied the product on the spots that remained, again left it for a couple of hours, and then went to work on it with paper towels and lots of water. The result? My oven looks shiny-new again!
    (I did warm up the empty oven to 350 after the whole process and noted that a faint chemical smell was around, but it disappeared quickly and I haven't had any other problems since that.)
    The whole process was easy and painless. I don't think I even used a quarter of the can. The directions on the can says it can be used on grills and pans also. Considering that it was cheap and worked well, I think it was well worth it.
    Nana Lee
    Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:45 pm Groupie
    The easiest, quickest, cleanest, and most healthy way to clean something like that is to use a steamet.
    No, I'm not talking about the type you use to steam your food! It is a steaming machine with all kinds of attachments, and rolls around on wheels.
    This is the one I have:

    Has many attachments. I got it from QVC, and am paying monthly (abour $36.00).

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5

    "32 of 34 (94%) customers would recommend this product to a friend."

    Check it out.
    This is just one of the reviews:

    Love this product
    Posted by alohamomma 07-10-09
    (read all my reviews)
    Overall Rating 5 out of 5

    "This is the second steamer I purchased. The first one was a McCullogh and it broke the second day I had it. This by far exceeds my expectations. I am glad I spent the extra money for this model. I went on a cleaning frenzy when I got it and actually enjoyed cleaning! How many of you can say that? It has attachments for everything, squeegee for windows, floor attachment with brush and pad, and brushes of different sizes for different jobs, and of course a general small jet sprayer. This machine gives the option of adjusting water amounts for different times. The trigger handle is sturdy, as are the parts. It even comes with the screwdriver you need to attach the handle to the top of the machine. And better yet, no more spending money on cleaning products. I just turn on my tap. It does recommend to use distilled water or if you use the product as much as me you will have to clean it with vinegar now and again. But it uses such small amounts of water it is affordable to purchase the distilled water. It is far cheaper then all the cleaning products you would normally buy. Oh and it did a great job cleaning the stains out of concrete. And the grime it steamed out of my wooden doors is unbelievable. And no more dust mites in my bedding! I am disabled and this is an awesome addition to my home. It is easy to use and doesn't hurt any of my body parts using it. I highly recommend it for people with back problems, shoulder injuries, and joint issues. It is smooth rolling and has a longer cord then the other model I had tried before. Oh, and one important thing, it did not leave puddles of water on my floor like the other one did."

    Would you recommend this product as a gift?
    Who would this be a perfect gift for?

    The underlining and italics are mine. I relate to this persons situation and enthusiasm for the product.

    Yes, there are other similar products out there, and you are welcome to check them out. There are also handheld versions, but you have to keep filling them up and your hand does get tired. I had one before I got the one above.
    I just know that this is the best I know of.

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