Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement


Domestic kitchen ovens are designed to withstand high temperatures so you may be surprised that the oven door glass can explode without warning, sending glass fragments flying across your kitchen and into your nearly roasted dinner. This spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. For the householder it’s often an alarming and frightening experience.

When tempered oven door glass shatters in this way, it is spectacular, splintering into a million pieces and sometimes being sprayed around a kitchen. While these explosions appear to come out of the blue in most cases that’s not the case. The cause are often microscopic flaws in the glass often caused by the manufacturing process that involves stainless steel rollers. These press minute particles into the glass and over time these can expand creating a minuscule fracture. If this expansion is sufficient, it can cause the glass to explode that is often reported.

There are other causes which can cause the oven door glass to explode, too. A slight tap against an oven shelf, or a tiny scratch caused by cleaning, or even an unlucky nudge from a bag of shopping can have the same effect, later causing the glass to shatter. And ‘later’ is the word, because although the damage has been done, it can be as long as weeks later that the door actually shatters – creating the impression it happened for no reason. It is also the case that the glass can shatter when the oven is not in use, leaving victims baffled about the cause.

Cleaning is a big reason for these explosions as any cleaning products that containing caustic soda (or sodium hydroxide) should be completely avoided as this is corrosive and can scar the glass, making it unstable and prone to fracture. Even worse is that caustic soda becomes more corrosive and potent at higher temperatures so that even the tiniest amount left on the glass and then gets into a scratch, can become very destructive. Always check the active ingredients on all cleaning products before using them on oven door glass.

How to prevent oven door glass damage?

  • Never bump your oven door. The smallest crack or nick could cause a stress fracture that could "explode" at a later time.
  • Never slam your oven door.
  • Never close your oven door without first making sure your oven racks are all the way in.
  • Don't use the door to close the oven racks. Metal can scratch the glass, causing breakage.
  • Never clean with any products that contain caustic soda.

Need an appliance repaired? Call 02 9621 5440

Are you not sure whether to repair or replace a broken household appliance such as an oven, cooktop or rangehood? Our expert team of fully qualified and insured technicians can arrange an assessment of your appliances and complete any economical repairs.

As we service over 100 + brands, don’t worry—we’re here to help. If the result of your appliance assessment is that buying a replacement is your best option as it would be more economical, you’ll get a replacement credit to put towards your new appliance if purchased from Stove Doctor.

We Provide Stress Free Appliance Repairs

If your household appliance is in need of repair, regardless of brand and model number, Stove Doctor can help. Our team of expert technicians can repair the following gas and electric appliances:

Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor

Our Unique Approach

Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
Service Areas

We offer a fast & efficient Appliance Repair service throughout the metropolitan areas of Sydney.

Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor

All of our expert technicians are factory trained & qualified to give you the best appliance repair service.

Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
Free Consultation

Our team provides offer FREE quotes & consultation over the phone, with no obligation for you to proceed.

Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
100 + Brands

We are qualified and experienced to repair all major appliance brands, no matter how large or small the job.



What to Expect From Stove Doctor

  • Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
    Free Phone Consultation

    Our team is here to help with all your appliance needs and will try & assess your appliance problem over the phone and provide you with a fixed price repair. We want each customer to have total confidence that their appliance will be fixed professionally & efficiently for an agreed cost – with no surprises**.

  • Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
    Spare Part Availability

    If the customer can provide us with the brand & model number our team can ensure that our service technicians arrive with a wide range of spare parts on hand to ensure a fast & efficient repair. Each service vehicle stocks a wide range of common appliance spare parts.

  • Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
    Save Money & Time

    Our factory trained and experienced team at Stove Doctor will save you money & time by coming out to you as soon as possible so that we can have your appliance back to working order again. We complete repairs on our first visit 85% of the time.

  • Broken Oven Door Glass Replacement - Stove Doctor
    Replacement Options

    We will provide you with an obligation free quote with a number of options for new appliance on those rare occasions that our repair technicians are not able to repair your appliance due to a lack of spare part availability or if your appliance is uneconomical to repair.