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Fishyhaddock

  • Joined Apr 2009
  • aberdeenshire
Woodburner Glass
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:52:05 pm »
Hi Everybody,


I was just wondering what people were using to clean the glass on their Wood Burning Stove?


We have been using the Stovax Clear Glass cleaner with only moderate success.


I am hoping there is a miracle product out there!!!


Thanks in advance.


Fishy  :fc: :fc:
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Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 05:18:34 pm »
Not a miracle cure, but rubbing hard with a handful of screwed up newspaper works quite well.

TonyG

  • Joined Apr 2014
    • Torrans Farm
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Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 06:25:59 pm »
The screwed up newspaper works a lot better if wet and dipped in ash from the fire

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 07:03:22 pm »
Agree with using some ash.

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 11:08:57 pm »
Hob bright cream (for cleaning halogen  stovetops)  We have used this for years. Works well for us

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 06:57:41 am »
The Gallery stove and hob cleaner bought from Aldi.  Far superior to what we bought from the stove shop.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 08:12:40 am »
I rub with some newspaper or use a piece of damp kitchen roll dabbed in a little of the wood ash. It's never failed to remove the 'black'.

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 09:54:07 am »
If you really, really have a problem and are happy to take the glass out to sort it then either sugar soap and a nail brush or for the ultimate cleaner for difficult stuff there's a product called klingstrip. It's mainly meant as a paint stripper but is a poultice based product (alkalis in a clay base?). You layer it on, cover with plastic bags/cling film etc to keep it moist and wait from a  few hours to a couple of days (depending how bad) - then wipe and wash off.
I've used that to renovate an old marble fireplace and recently to clean many years of greasy filth from tile grout. Beware using such products with aluminium.

For cleaning the grout around the cooker it was effortless..trowelled on the grout lines with an old credit card, covered them with plastic, waited 24hrs - washed off to reveal white grout.

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 12:39:08 pm »
Water, j-cloth & ash, daily.  We don't have any newspapers, lol.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 01:37:20 pm »
You clean your stove??  :o
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docsal

  • Joined Feb 2017
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 02:48:55 pm »
These are amazing - no chemicals and work perfectly every time - takes less than a minute and 2 last a full year!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cleaner-for-fireside-window-2pcs/dp/B005LD3DJG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526305674&sr=8-2&keywords=woodburner+glass+cleaner

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 07:22:27 pm »
You clean your stove??  :o


I'm with you Womble - just turn the air up and make the fire roar and that burns off any black stuff from the glass.  I think we need a lying back under a sunshade icon  :eyelashes:
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doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 09:20:07 pm »
You clean your stove??  :o
I've never cleaned mine either - turn the heat up :innocent:
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 09:55:15 am »
Don't yours get even a little bit dirty around the edges of the glass?  Maybe it depends how big your glass is...

philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • ammanford
Re: Woodburner Glass
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 10:06:55 pm »
newspaper with some vinegar works well on ours.(or so my wife says) :innocent:

 

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