There was a lot to deep clean the first couple weeks after we moved in the hobbit house. It took me a couple days to clean the inside of the double oven we have— after which, I learned the interior of the ovens is dark blue, not black! And I broke one of the oven lightbulbs (the other was missing) in the process.
After the black grime was removed from the interior of the ovens and the lightbulbs were replaced, I wasn't sure how to clean the dripping streaks that showed through the glass window of the oven doors. I had already cleaned and re-cleaned the inside of the door glass, and the messy stains was for sure on the inside of the panes—making my clean ovens always appear dirty.
How To Clean an Oven Door Between the Glass:
- Open the door.
- Unscrew the two screws on the top of the door (see the photo below for screw placement).
- The door panes will separate.
- Wipe down the glass with your cleaner of choice.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Screw the door shut again. Voilà, it's clean!
Our double oven is by Maytag. If your oven doesn't have screws, I am gonna guess that it has a few vent-like openings on this section of the door (ours does as well; one can be seen in the photo above to the right of the screw). I suppose you could try to use a washcloth soaked in cleaner that will evaporate and attached to a metal hanger to wipe the oven door clean if your door does not unscrew. (I tried this briefly with a paper towel and a hanger and ended up spending awhile fishing the paper towel back out with pliers. So maybe don't do that.)
I originally tried to clean the streaks with a mixture of water and distilled vinegar. I try not to use harsh cleaners on places that involve our food (coffee makers, microwaves, ovens, etc.). It helped, but the mess was really grimy, so I ended up using a couple squirts of dish soap and wet paper towels to get through the sticky, oily mess quickly.
Yay! I am no longer plagued with ugly, dirty oven doors that I was previously trying to hide behind dish towels!