How To Remove The Oven Door For Cleaning

How To Remove The Oven Door For Cleaning

Do you know how to remove the oven door? Whether you're replacing an oven door or want to clean one, learning this trick can be challenging. Within this guide, we will walk you through the steps so that you can get it right from the offset. Read on for more information.

How to Remove a Latchless Hinge Door

Some modern oven doors don't have latches. As a result, you don't have to fiddle with them when removing the doors. Whether you're dealing with a freestanding oven door removal or a built-in unit, the process should be the same. Here's what to do.

Step one: Open the oven door

The first step of the process is to open the oven door slowly. Generally, you should open it to around a quarter of its total capacity. In some cases, you may find that the door stays open to some degree thanks to the hinge. However, that is not always the case.

Step two: Get a complete grasp of the door

Next up, you need to ensure that you are holding the door correctly. That means moving your hands to the sides of the oven door. You don't want the door to slam shut on your fingers accidentally. For that reason, you need to position your hands carefully.

Step three: Pull the door away

When you have got into a secure position, you should pull the door away from the rest of the oven. To do this, you must pull the door away from the oven while lifting it simultaneously. How difficult this step is will depend on how heavy (and old!) the oven door is.

Avoid jerking the door out of the oven. You could do more damage than you imagine here. Instead, you should feel for movement as you pull the door up and away. You should find that it is obvious what angle you need to take when removing the oven door.

Step four: Set the door down

The final step is to put the door down. You should make sure that you have a surface prepared ahead of time. That way, you can put it down with ease. If the oven door is delicate — i.e., if it has a lot of glass — you will need to put down a blanket first.

How to Remove a Hinge Latch Door

If your oven door has latches, you may find removing it harder. Don't panic. You don't need to be an expert to remove one of these doors. Here's what you need to do:

Step one: Open the oven door

First things first, you need to open the oven door. Make sure that it comes down to its lowest point. Often it will hang at a 90-degree angle. That means you can easily get to the hinge when removing the oven door completely.

Step two: Unlock the latches

The next step is to move the latches down and unlock the door's hinges. Before you can do this, you will need to find the latches. Don't worry — this is easier than you might imagine. Look down at the door. You should see some small metal arms inside the door.

To unlock these hinges, you need to move each one down as far as it will go. Of course, the latches will vary depending on the type and brand of the oven that you have. For example, a Smeg oven may not be the same as a Bosch oven.

Sometimes, you may need to pull the latches up (rather than pushing them down!). For that reason, it is worth fiddling with them a bit. You can use some tools to get the job done if it doesn't shift. For instance, you may want to grab a screwdriver.

Step three: Lift the door out

Next up, you should move the door so that it is a quarter of the way open. Then, lift the door out of the hinges — while staying at that angle. Of course, you need to make sure that you support the oven door as you do this. Some doors may be heavier than others!

As mentioned, oven doors will vary depending on the brand and model. Therefore, you might have to open the door a little more before getting it out of the appliance.

Step four: Try wiggling the oven door

Are you having trouble removing the door from the oven? One sneaky method you can try is wiggling the door from side to side. Now, you want to ensure that you have a good grip on the door before you start. Don't pull too hard or you may damage it.

Step five: Put the door down

Once you have done the above, you need to put the door down. Before you do so, you should pop a towel or an old blanket on the surface you plan to use. That way, you can avoid scratching the glass on the oven door or making any other marks on it.

Tips for How to Remove the Oven Door

Now that you understand the basics about removing an oven door, let's look at some extra tips to help you along the way. Here are some things you should keep in mind when you are ready to remove (or, indeed, replace!) your oven door completely:

1. Read the instructions first

Do you still have the instruction manual for your appliance? If you haven't had the oven all that long, you might find this vital document tucked away somewhere. In that case, you should refer back to the instructions to get the information you need first.

2. Google the oven model

It doesn't end there. One quick way to find out exactly how to remove your oven door is to Google the model and brand. It should take a few minutes to find the original user manual. That means you can quickly and easily figure out how to remove your oven door.

3. Don't use any force!

When removing your oven door, it may be tempting to use some force… However, that is a mistake. You could damage your appliance if you pull the door too hard. With that in mind, you want a gentle but sturdy response.

4. Leave the screws in place

Suppose your oven door has a glass window — as most do! — you will find that it is screwed into place. One of the biggest mistakes people make when removing their oven door is taking these screws out. However, there is no reason to do that at all. Most of the time, you don't need to remove the glass panel from the oven door when removing it.


Have you still got a burning question on your mind? Did we miss something? Here are some of the answers to the frequently asked questions.

How do you remove a Beko oven door?

Want to know how to remove a Beko oven door? As we have already mentioned, the system you use to remove doors will likely vary from brand to brand. You can find out exactly how to get this job done on the Beko company support site

How do you replace an oven door?

Now that you know how to remove an oven door, you may wonder how to replace one. Believe it or not, that is likely easier than you imagine. Most of the time, you can simply reverse the process entirely. That means holding the door at an angle and then pushing it into the oven. You may also need to adjust the latches when you do this step.

Of course, the exact details of how to replace your oven door depends on the type of appliance. Once again, you should look at the user manual, where you will find more information about this process. If in doubt, you can always get an expert to do it for you.

How do I clean the inside of my oven?

You don't always need to remove the oven door to clean inside your oven. However, this step can be helpful. If you need more space to get into the nooks and crannies of your oven, taking the door off entirely will give you everything you need.

Any questions? Leave a comment below!

Joanne A


Expert in finding beautiful solutions for small and rented spaces. Would happily spend the rest of my life shopping for homewares and watching Disney movies - I only wish I had Cinderella's army of mice to help me clean!

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