Before proceeding with the following steps, always ensure that you use your wood burning stove’s Airwash system correctly and use good quality fuel as this will reduce the frequency with which you need to clean your stove’s door glass.
1. Allow for your stove to cool and wear protective gloves.
Before going ahead this cleaning operation, make sure that you wear protective gloves and allow enough time for your appliance to cool fully. Do not clean hot glass.
2. Use a damp cloth before applying a cleaning agent to your stove.
Soot can often contain acidic particles that can cause corrosive damage to printed glass. Therefore, before applying the cleaning agent, remove any dust and loose soot with a moist cloth and buff dry.
3. Use the right cleaning product for your wood burning stove.
There are countless cleaning products on the market but the one we retail and recommend is Vetrocamino Stove Glass Cleaner. It quickly and efficiently removes soot, grease, tar and burnt on marks from the glass surface of stoves and ovens
4. Apply cleaning fluid carefully.
Ensure that cleaning fluid is applied carefully and not excessively as it is important that it does not come into contact with the rope seal around the edge of the glass. Once applied use a clean microfiber cloth to clean the glass using circular motions ala “wax on wax off” from the Karate Kid for all you 80’s film buffs. For very stubborn stains simply repeat the process.
5. Make sure the stove is dry before relighting.
Once you’re confident that your stove has dried fully it’s safe to relight it. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy the view & the fruits of your labour perhaps with a little reward.