About 5 years ago, it was definitely a Thursday…how do I know it was a Thursday?…because it was Thanksgiving. We had just bought a great double wall oven. The old one had bit the dust and wasn’t keeping the temperature any more. So we had this great wall oven delivered just in time to entertain about 20 members of our family.
Things were going along perfectly, dishes were going in, dishes were coming out…old Tom Turkey was smelling delicious. Maybe a little too delicious. Tom, must have been a Butterball because he was sitting in a ton of drippings. Getting him out of the oven was going to be a two person job.
No problem, 4 hands maneuvered that guy safely to the countertop with just a little bit of dripping along the way. Doesn’t sound too bad does it?
The only problem was that the dripping found the inside of the oven door. Yup dripping between the glass. And that is how my oven door has looked for 5 years.
See those vents in the door, they lead right to between the glass.
Over the years, I did get out the owners manual to see if there was any way to clean the glass. I also unscrewed the screws but nothing moved.
Fast forward to this week, when I’m on Pinterest and lo and behold I find someone that has successfully cleaned between her glass on her oven doors. Her screws were placed a bit differently than mine but I was willing to give it a go one more time. Maybe I was missing something.
My screws did need a special screwdriver but I did have a drillbit that fit perfectly.
So, I undid all my top screws…nothing. Wait, there are a few more screws going down the side…still nothing. It didn’t pop open like they promised.
Try one more thing before I admit defeat and go back to my drippy oven doors. I used a knife (I was in the kitchen after all) to gently pry the shiny metal edge away from the gray oven door. To my surprise it actually worked.
The door just popped open. There are even springs on the inside, like this is what should have happened the entire time. Well why wasn’t that in the owners manual. Now it was just a matter of wiping those turkey drippings down with a degreaser.
The black piece on the side…that is one of the pieces that didn’t have to be unscrewed. Actually only the 3 top screws had to be removed, not the side screws.
And me, I have a new oven. It still needs a little cleaning on the inside, but who’s going to see that. It actually took way more time for me to write this post than it took to clean the glass.
Make sure you come back tomorrow, I have a great project waiting for you.