How to Clean Wood Stove Glass

How to Clean Wood Stove Glass

How to clean wood stove glass?

A wood burner is the  perfect way to heat your home and keep it warm during the cold winter months. Not only does a wood burner provide heat, but it can also add character and charm to any room. One downside to using a wood burner, however, is that the glass window can get dirty quickly. Here is how to clean wood stove glass quickly and easily.

Damp Cloth

To clean the glass on your wood burner, you will need some basic supplies including a bucket, dish soap, ammonia, vinegar and water. First, fill a bucket with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Next, add 1/2 cup of ammonia and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Stir the solution until it is well combined.

To clean the glass, wet a cloth in the solution and wipe down the glass. Be sure to avoid getting the solution on any of the metal parts of the wood burner, as it can cause corrosion. Rinse the cloth regularly as you clean to ensure that all of the dirt and grime is removed.

If your wood burner does not have a glass window, but instead has a metal mesh covering, you can clean it using the same method. Just use a scrub brush to remove any dirt and grime from the screen before wiping it down with a cloth. You can also make your own cleaning solution with vinegar and water if you do not want to use dish soap.

Cleaning glass on a log burner using ash

Ash is a good way to avoid scratching the glass or metal.

take ash and add water until it forms a paste, spread the ash paste on to the glass or mesh and let it sit for a few minutes, then use a wet cloth to wipe away the ash and dirt.

Be careful not to get the ash paste on the metal parts of the burner, as it can cause corrosion. Rinse the cloth with warm water and wipe dry.

Clean wood burner glass with vinegar

vinegar and water is a good way to avoid getting the glass dirty in the first place.

Pour equal parts of vinegar and water into a spray bottle, spray the solution onto the glass, and then wipe it clean with a cloth.

Stove Glass Cleaner

This cleaner can be used on both the glass and metal parts of your wood burner.

Spray the cleaner onto the glass or mesh covering, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe it clean with a cloth.

How To Keep Wood Burning Stove Glass Clean

Use Dry Wood

One way to help keep your wood burner glass clean is to use dry wood. When the wood is wet, it creates a thick soot that can dirty the glass quickly. If you use dry wood, the soot will be less likely to build up on the glass and it will be easier to clean.

Use a Screen Cover

A metal screen cover will help protect the glass window from soot and ash. The mesh is strong enough that it will not break easily, but it will allow the glass to be cleaned without ruining the window. Just remember to wipe down the screen as well as the glass to help keep it clean.

Don’t Let The Fire Smolder

If you allow the fire to smolder, it will create a lot of soot that can quickly dirty the glass. Make sure to keep the fire going and be sure to set a regular schedule for cleaning out the ashes.

Build Fires Towards The Back

When you are building your fire, try to place it towards the back of the stove. This will help keep the soot from building up on the glass. When the fire is spread out, it will not be as likely to smolder and soot up the burner.

Only Clean the Glass When It Is Necessary

Finally, make sure to only clean the glass when you absolutely need to. If you let the soot build up on the glass, it will be easier to clean. The more you clean the glass, the longer you can go between cleanings.

Cleaning the glass on your wood burner can be a hassle, but it is important to keep it clean so that you can enjoy the cozy glow of the fire.

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