With the holiday cooking season nearly upon us, now is the time to get your oven in tip-top shape! And yes, this includes getting rid of those stubborn stains that managed to get in between your oven’s door glass. But if you’re unsure of how to clean between oven doors, don’t worry, you’re in the right place.

For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, check out these video highlights from “Cleaning Between Oven Doors” (via GE Appliance’s YouTube channel):

How to Clean Between Oven Doors

Step 1: Prep for removing the door from the oven.

How to Clean Between Oven Doors

First, place a towel out on a countertop or floor, which will give you a place to set the oven door down after you remove it. Then, consult your owner’s manual to see how your door is removed from the unit, as this process can vary by the model. Also, make sure you have someone there with you to help lift the door, as they can be quite heavy.

Step 2: Remove the door from the oven.

For this model, the oven door removal process begins by lifting the door hinges up on each side. Then, with assistance, position the door to about a 75 degree angle and lift it from its hinges and place it down on the towel.

Step 3: Use a yardstick and towel to create a cleaning instrument.

Gather a yardstick, a clean towel, and some rubber bands. Wrap the towel around the yard stick and secure it with the rubber bands. This instrument will be used to clean between the oven doors.

Step 4: Create soapy mixture, gently clean in between oven doors.

Create a warm, soapy mixture in a bin and dip the yardstick in it. Use it to gently remove any built-up grime/stains in the between the oven doors.

Step 5: Wipe out oven door with a dry, lint-free cloth. Then, let air dry.

After you’ve thoroughly cleaned it, remove the wet towel from the yardstick and attach a dry, lint-free cloth instead. Use it to remove any soap residue and dry it as much as you can. Leave it to air dry for at least an hour.

Step 6: Re-install door.

With a partner, lift the door and place it back into your oven door hinge at the same angle from which you removed it. Then, lower the door and lock the hinges back into place.

Check out the GE Appliance’s entire video in its entirety below: