- We tend to overlook the proper cleaning of glass oven doors during regular maintenance. Yet, the devil is in the details! Deciding on whether to keep your oven door clean or let it gather grime will influence the overall look of your kitchen.
- What to do if, during meal preparation, food liquids dripped in-between the glass panes of your Miele oven glass door, and a month later, you can still see these awful dried spots through the front? Then, it’s time to act!
- This article takes you through glass oven door cleaning, investigating all the nooks and crannies of the case!
Cleaning Miele oven
We commonly see the Miele brand labels in our kitchens and bathrooms. It’s a German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment produced and sold globally.
Yet, it doesn’t matter that cleaning can’t get challenging! If a lot of dirt accumulates in your Miele oven, you’ll still have to put some elbow grease to make it look fresh.
Important: Scratches on the door glass surface can cause glass breakage in certain circumstances, so don’t use hard sponges, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or sharp metal tools to clean the door glass.
What to avoid?
As we learn from the Miele instructions, there are several things to be careful about during oven cleaning practices.
For example, steam cleaning is not a good idea with Miele ovens as pressurized steam could reach the electrical components causing a short circuit.
Moreover, you can remove the shelf runners for cleaning purposes, but it’s vital to ensure they are correctly fitted after cleaning. Remember, never to operate the oven without the shelf runners fitted.
You can also remove or disassemble the door for cleaning purposes.
Listen to our advice and avoid scratching the surface of your Miele oven—this appliance wasn’t designed to be treated harshly.
Among other cleaning methods, Miele ovens offer the Pyrolytic cleaning program option, also known as self-cleaning.
Pyrolytic self-cleaning isn’t hard and requires minimal effort. Your oven simply turns any baking, roasting, or grilling residue into a small pile of ash.
When running a pyrolytic program, the oven gets heated to extreme temperatures (over 400ºC). This option turns all food deposits into ash that you can effortlessly sweep away with a wet rag once the oven is cool. Pyrolytic cleaning takes a few hours to complete—adds Cookers and Ovens.
Important: Before putting this setting on, remove all accessories from the oven, including the shelf runners and FlexiClip telescopic runners. Don’t ignore this requirement, as the high temperatures needed for pyrolysis will damage these parts of the oven interior.
During the pyrolytic cleaning, the oven door will be locked for safety reasons. Until the program finishes, the door will remain locked. The oven has to get cooled to below 280°C heat.
A PerfectClean is a unique non-stick surface finish that the Miele brand covers its ovens with.
This solution lets us easily wipe off food residues, stubborn soiling, dirt, and splatter from the oven compartment and baking trays using only soapy water.
Now, you can spend more time cooking and baking and less on cleaning!
In case of ordinary soiling of the interior of your oven, remove it immediately with a clean, damp microfiber cloth or sponge with a solution of hot water and washing-up liquid. After cleaning, you should remove all residual cleaning agents with clean water. Then, wipe the surfaces dry using a soft cloth.
Tip: You can also prepare a bicarb and water solution and apply it to the interior of your oven for a few minutes.
There is a fiberglass seal around the oven interior—it seals the inside of the door and is sensitive to abrasion and rubbing. So, it’s better not to clean it with typical cleaning agents if you don’t want to damage it.
Cleaning glass panel
The Miele oven door can be fitted with two or three glass panes depending on the model.
In the case of the first option, we can remove both glass panes, and in oven doors with three panes, we can also take the middle pane out.
Important: The aluminum guides on the outer and inner glass panes are bonded to the glass and cannot be removed.
Suppose you don’t want to disassemble your appliance; figure out how to use a wet rag. You can, for instance, place it on a stick to push it up through the slots on the bottom of the oven door to clean it from the inside.
When you put the glass panes into the frame, remember that the panes have a different coating on each side. The printed figure must be legible—it means that the side with a heat reflective coating faces into the oven compartment.
The aluminum guide and handle should face upwards.