Cleaning glass

chuckster Posted By chuckster, Dec 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM

  1. chuckster

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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.
     
  2. tsmith

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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.
     
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  8. ducker

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

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