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  1. chuckster

    chuckster Burning Hunk

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    Do any of you guys clean your glass when it's hot. (Not ass I said glass.) I used to with a warm damp rag because it was handier than shutting the stove down to let it cool. It worked good but I stopped doing it for fear of ruining something. Any thoughts on this.

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  2. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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    Don't use a wet rag when hot, I use fine steel wool #0000 to clean mine when hot. Using a wet rag when hot will etch the glass.
  3. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    dry paper towel when hot, wet paper towel dipped in ash when cool.
  4. chuckster

    chuckster Burning Hunk

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    OK Thanks guys. No more damp cloth when it's hot.
  5. bas157

    bas157 Member

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    mepellet, why dipped in ash? Won't they leave the glass still dirty?
    I've been wondering the same thing as the OP about how to clean when hot.
  6. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    The ash helps to loosen they tough stuff then wipe with a clean damp towel.
  7. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    I dip in the ash a little bit and rub all over the glass pretty good. Then take a clean damp paper towel to clean up the mess, then a clean dry paper towel to dry the glass and remove any remaining residue from the ash. Works great. Many people do this and I believe it is even mentioned in at least one stove manual.
    ducker likes this.
  8. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    +1
    Exactly.. that stuff gets baked on there pretty good. And it breaks it all up. Do the exact same thing.

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