How to clean wood burner glass: Remove “difficult” stains with the “effortless” method
Wood burning stoves are a beautiful addition to any kind of home and are an efficient way to heat a room quickly – plus they add bags of character and charm to rooms old and new alike. That said, there is a certain amount of maintenance involved to ensure they work efficiently and retain their attractive appearance. Even after one use, households may notice the glass slowly turning black. So how can you restore your wood burner glass to its former glory?
Fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch have taken to social media to share their top tips for cleaning wood burner glasses after a cleaning enthusiast asked for advice on Mrs Hinch’s Facebook page for cleaning tips.
Claire PT wrote: “Does anyone have any tips on how to clean the soot from the glass on a wood burning stove? It’s so hard to get off!”
Cleaning the wood stove glass is a difficult task when you have to deal with the black spots left after a luxurious evening with warm and yellow flames.
Although smoke and a dirty look cannot be avoided all the time you use your wood stove, keeping it clean can be easier than you might think and only requires a few tools for the in-between cleanings throughout the winter, according to Mrs Hinch fans.
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Natalie Cole said: “I use wet newspaper with a small amount of ash. Thought it sounded weird when I first heard about the hack, but then I tried it out and I was surprised at how well it works. You have to try it.”
Pam Dowd wrote: “My husband cleans ours with shredded newspaper. Effortless and looks like new. Really works.”
Tracey Kelly suggested: “Wet some kitchen roll or newspaper and dip in ash, then wipe with kitchen roll.”
Carlyne McHugh added: “Wet newspaper dipped in ash from the fire. It sounds wrong, but it works every time. It’s an old-fashioned way of cleaning them.”
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“All you need to clean the stove glass using this method is a few sheets of old newspaper, the leftover wooden boxes you’ve been saving, a cloth and a bowl of warm, soapy water.”
For those looking for another natural method to clean wood burner glass, experts suggest using bicarbonate of soda, otherwise known as baking soda.
They said: “A popular choice of cleaning product for those who don’t like to use chemicals, you can try using a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water to clean the cooker glass.”
But for those who want to get the job done the fastest, there are special stove glass cleaning sprays out there that offer the ultimate in convenience.