The Aluminum Foil Hack That'll Leave Your Oven Door Sparkling

If you run your fingers over your oven door and feel crusty buildup, that's not a good sign. It means you haven't been cleaning it properly and need to find a way to remove all that stubborn grime. One of the best ways to do this is by cleaning your oven door naturally with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Aluminum foil, baking soda, hot water, and a microfiber cloth are all you need to turn your oven door from filthy to sparkling.

Inside your kitchen are some of the dirtiest spots in your house. Sometimes, superficial cleaning days don't really do the job of properly getting your cooking space all tidied up. If you use your oven often, baking cakes and roasting meat, then you'll want to give that oven door some attention. Food particles and substances such as oil and flour have a way of hardening onto your glass oven door with every use. This leads to the door becoming foggy and dirty, but can also be a fire hazard as well as impact the health of your food. You may be worried that this aluminum foil hack will end up scratching the glass door of your oven, but fear not: Most oven doors are made with tempered glass which is four times stronger than regular glass. Foil can't scratch glass, so you have nothing to worry about.

The aluminum foil hack exfoliates your oven door

You should be cleaning your oven door at least once every few months, but more often if you notice spills or caked-on grime. With this aluminum foil hack, you are applying both physical and chemical abrasion to the buildup. Hot water loosens the grime while baking soda causes it to dissolve and lift off of the glass, making for an easy wipe-off with the foil.

Instagram home hack page @sandtproducts shared a video on the very simple process. Open your oven door and pour in a layer of hot water, enough to cover the glass. Let this sit for a few seconds to give it time to act, and then sprinkle in the baking soda. Get a piece of aluminum foil and squeeze it into a ball as big as your fist to use as a makeshift sponge to scrub down the grime. Once you're positive all the buildup has been dealt with and your oven door is properly exfoliated, use the microfiber cloth to wipe it down. This makes sure no bit of residue remains, and no streaks or lint either. Afterward, the glass should be sparkling!