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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Hanko, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. Hanko

    Hanko Minister of Fire

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    im sure this topic has been discussed many times, but as I have a new stove with glass in the front, what, the best stuff to use, can it be done when the stoves hot, or need to be cool. my owners manual just states to used approved products, OK so whats approved?

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  2. Flame

    Flame New Member

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    Hanko,
    I myself have been using Hearth and Grill Conditioning Glass Cleaner with Silicone by Rutland. I read on another sight that the glass cleaners that seem to work the best contain the blue colored cream (this one does). In my opinion this one seems to work very well. Follow the instructions and after a minute of soaking in, I scrub it hard with a rag to get the tough stuff off. This brand leaves a silicone coating on the glass that makes the next cleaning a bit easier. I found no need to wait until the glass is cool or hot. Just watch those fingers if the glass is hot :bug:
  3. Hanko

    Hanko Minister of Fire

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    cool, thanks. now i just have to figure out who has that stuff
  4. archer292

    archer292 New Member

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    I purchased some rutland glass cleaner that seems to work fairly well. I also tried mixing ash with water making a paste, that worked very well. I found that tip on this site. I'm not sure it's a approved cleaner but it works.I only bought the spray cause it was easier than mixing up the paste and my window was always dirty cause of green wood. Now that i have seasoned wood the cleaning sessions are few and far between. I would wait untill the window is fairly cool before cleaning. Good luck.
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    Flame New Member

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    If you have an Ace Hardware around, check them out. They carry Rutland's line of products (better price too then the woodstove shop).
  6. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    I had good luck with wet paper towels on mine.

    -SF
  7. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    What - 5 posts and no one said to dip wet newspaper in ashes and 'polish' the glass with the resulting goo? C'mon guys!

    Cheap, easy, and it does work.
  8. savageactor7

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    I just use a paper towel moisoned with a little bottled water like Poland spring or Nirvana ...never/ever tap water. The glass gets so clean it's like new...it doesn't even take a minute to do now that I do it daily.

    This is done in the early morning before I reload the stove...the glass is still warm enough that I wear leather gloves. Had the stove about 20 days before I did it the 1st time. Why?... I dunno. It sure is sweet looking at the fire through that clean glass ...got to tell ya.

    NEVER USE TAP WATER...the minerals in it will leave like a ghost white film on your glass.
  9. High_Iron

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    Check post 3..

    I have the Rutland product, but find myself using the paper towels and ashes mostly. works great.
  10. jbrown56

    jbrown56 Feeling the Heat

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    Hanko, My stove glass develops a whitish haze after four or five days that eventually gets annoying. I use a damp sponge and wipe dry with a paper towel. Once every two weeks when the glass is cool. Works great and cost virtually nothing.

    Jim
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    lol.. was just gonna say that.. i couldn't believe it when i was told to do it that way.. it does work and works well..
  12. SPED

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    I use the rutland stuff too, got it at ace for 5 bucks, i imagine this bottle will last me a couple years. Works great.
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