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Oven door really dirty

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123rd Thu 10-Oct-13 00:51:01

Hi. I use the oven pride oven cleaning bag/ kit. Which I think is the best thing for doing your racks and the inside of the oven but the glass bit( that you can take out) of the doors is disgusting. I have tried elbow grease and scrubbing with boiling hot water and washing up liquid. I've tried vinegar, window cleaner. Everything. An I put the glass in the oven pride bags too? Any other ideas that will get rid of the grime ?

Coffeenowplease Sun 20-Oct-13 22:39:17

Going to use valiums tip tomorrow for the door.

Coffeenowplease Sun 20-Oct-13 22:38:53

Whats the easiest way to clean an oven ? Mine is honestly filthy.

GoshAnneGorilla Sun 20-Oct-13 22:34:46

Am looking forward to trying valiumhead's tip.

Quick question (hope you don't mind 123rd), I now have a nicely Oven-Prided oven. What's the best and easiest way of cleaning it regularly so that it doesn't get in such a nuke-worthy state again?

OldRoan Sat 19-Oct-13 23:05:03

I have a modified version of Valium's tip which I got off here (and which would work if you have the liquid tabs).

Dissolve in boiling water and soak a dishcloth/old teatowel in it. Wring it out slightly (ie. so it isn't dripping) and spread out over glass. Leave for a while and then wipe away.

I tend to fish out the tablet before it has fully dissolved, do the dishcloth thing and then use the rest of the tab to finish any stubborn left over bits.

Millipedewithherfeetup Sat 19-Oct-13 22:59:18

Wow - valiumredhead amazing tip this really works !!! going to try the top of my kitchen cupboards too now as guessing it's probably going to be as good ! - trying to think of somewhere else now - on a mission !

Maryann1975 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:51:51

When we had a professional oven cleaner in, he used something with ammonia in it. We had moved out, he came in, put his ammonia stuff in,left over night, came back next day, oven was sparkling and apparently very little effort involved. Google ammonia based oven cleaners and see what it come up with.

123rd Mon 14-Oct-13 01:44:42

I am defo going to try that. Thanks Valium

valiumredhead Mon 14-Oct-13 00:24:37

Oh and if you un clip the shelves and holders and soak them in boiling water with 2 dissolved dishwasher tabs for Couple of hours then put them in the dish washer that works a treat too! Cheaper than oven pride.

valiumredhead Sun 13-Oct-13 23:38:33


valiumredhead Sun 13-Oct-13 23:38:15

Yes you can do the while oven the same way,I do!grin

LKbabyH Sun 13-Oct-13 22:24:37

Paint on with the brush provided. Wipe gunk off a bit later with kitchen roll, one more time with a cloth or sponge. Done. No smell and no scrubbing! Fab stuff, got it from Lakeland.

daftwit Sun 13-Oct-13 22:17:59

I used a tablet (cheap... Tesco economy ) honestly it worked a dream. Makes me wonder how valiumredhead came up with the idea.......... !!!!

123rd Sun 13-Oct-13 21:08:29

Does it matter what sort of tab? I would assume the compact powder type? ( we use the liquid tab ones so would up up with a right ol mess ) grin

Suddengeekgirl Sun 13-Oct-13 20:19:14

valliumredhead is a genius! FACT! grin
Just done my oven door and its sparkling!

Do you think I could do the inside of the oven the same way?

valiumredhead Sat 12-Oct-13 23:50:10

Amazing isn't it?grin I'd tried EVERYTHING and it didn't shift it. It's quite satisfying as it's so easy!

daftwit Sat 12-Oct-13 21:19:09

I tried valiumredhead tip, as above, the dishwasher tablet.............. Amazing ! No effort, simple, the brown grease just lifted off , leaving a gleaming glass door. smile

BurberryQ Fri 11-Oct-13 16:46:39

soak it in a v strong solution of soda crystals and after cleaning it remove residual brown bit s with a sharp knife.

valiumredhead Fri 11-Oct-13 16:44:25

Soak a dishwasher tablet it hot water to soften it then use it as an eraser to rub dirt away-amazingly it works with no effort at all.

Suddengeekgirl Fri 11-Oct-13 14:08:26

I used one of those razor blade scrapers for taking paint off glass on our old oven. smile

123rd Fri 11-Oct-13 00:43:26

Thanks dexter. It's the brown grit that's the problem. (Honestly the rest of the oven is cleanwink)

dexter73 Thu 10-Oct-13 18:38:18

Barbeque cleaner is great for just dissolving the brown grot on oven doors in seconds. Just wipe off with some kitchen roll and then wipe with a wet cloth to get any residue off. No scrubbing required!

whatsonyourplate Thu 10-Oct-13 18:30:46

You can get special scrapers for ceramic hobs which are basically a razor blade in a holder, which work on glass too. I used one on our oven door and I can now see what's cooking!

ceres Thu 10-Oct-13 16:55:00

I find doctor power good for this - the original paste with the sponge. bit of elbow grease required but strangely satisfying.

e1y1 Thu 10-Oct-13 15:57:29

Yes oven pride on the door then wash it in sink a couple of hours later

midwifeandmum Thu 10-Oct-13 14:54:23

I use a gentle plastic mess scourer and fairy liquid in hot water. Works a treat. I unscrew my oven door apart and clean the inside then put back together, looks gd afterwards.

After cleaning with fairy, i dry then clean with glass cleaner for shine

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