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cleaning the glass on wood burners
Thu 16-Dec-10
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Anyone got any good tips for cleaning the glass door front on the wood burner - currently we give it a good clean every few days with an old rag and barkeepers friend - but wondered if there were any old country methods, you know the thing, polish with a banana dipped in linseed oil or something?

Fri 17-Dec-10
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We've always just cleaned the glass with cold ashes and a rag or papertowel.

Fri 17-Dec-10
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A couple of months ago P got a double glazed wood burner (wonderful view of the fire!) and cleans the glass with a damp ecloth, or water with a bit of washing up liquid. Hob cleaner? Not old country methods but they work.

I didn't know ashes worked, Josie!

Fri 17-Dec-10
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We use ashes on a damp cloth too, works a treat

Fri 17-Dec-10
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My Gran always cleaned hers with damp newspaper. I think she did it when the glass was still hot, as l remember it steaming and hissing.

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Glass dorrs?

How posh!  big_laugh

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Fri 17-Dec-10
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We visited the future mother-in-law at the weekend and I think she was using damp newspaper to clean the glass. I wasn't really paying that much attention but it was definitely newspaper.

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Sat 18-Dec-10
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most cleaning agents will clean the glass on your fire especialy de greasing agents )wash up washing powder oven cleaner )and make a good job of it ,useing ash or newspaper will also do the job but it is an abbrasive so will scratch the glass ,you wont notice this for a long time but it does cause the soot and tar to collect faster the more you scratch it ,the best way is to soften it with deterjent in a spray bottle ,then wipe it off once soft with a bit of kitchen roll or simmilar ,

i personaly use Elbow Grease (its a cheep cleaner from pound shops )and its GREAT ,if you see it try it (i have deegreased diesel engins with this stuff)comes in a spray bottle and shifts anything MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sat 18-Dec-10
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E-How to the rescue!

http://www.ehow.com/how_5057039_clean-glass-door-w.....stove.html

They pretty much said the same thing as everyone else, wet newspaper, cold ash, etc.

But I thought hint 4 was interesting. I had never heard that before.

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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Yes been using elbow grease myself - a much maligned but cheap and effective cleaner, however ws looking for an easy life

Sun 19-Dec-10
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Health warning:

Read the small print carefully on your bottle of Elbow Grease.

" . . may lead to tennis elbow . . "

That's why I avoid the stuff completely myself, like. Very health conscious. That's me.

Now, where did I put my cigarettes? big_laugh

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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See link here, for a product called Elbow Grease.

I'll try that again!

Sun 19-Dec-10
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oh..there really is a product called Elbow grease...I was convinced I was on a wind up. tried the ash option tonight and can't say it works that well, back to barkeepers friend..

Mon 20-Dec-10
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I use the stuff for cleaning stainless steel hobs etc on a damp cloth and then kitchen roll to finish...seems to lift if quickly and effectively...wink

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Mon 20-Dec-10
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found today, that if you wipe it with a dry cloth (or newspaper) while still hot, it comes off easy, no rubbing - ro elbow grease needed. Thanks for all the tips though

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