Idea for cleaning inside of glass

lessoil Posted By lessoil, Oct 12, 2008 at 4:06 PM

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  1. lessoil

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    This may have been mentioned already. Could not find it.

    Dampen a paper towel with water.
    Dip it in some ash from stove. (Very fine polishing grit)
    Wash off dirt buildup.
    Wipe with clean damp/wet paper towel.
    Dry/buff with clean towel.

    I tried it this morning and glass looks new.
    Has anyone tried this??
    Any chance of scratching??
     
  2. nailed_nailer

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    I went out and bought some of that smooth top stove cleaner. Directions say to squirt some onto a paper towel and rub/buff till clean.
    It worked great but needed a little elbow grease. Especially in the corners. The stuff cost me $8.00 and a bunch of paper towels

    I was all proud of myself. smiling inside and feeling good.

    Then my wife showed me her way of cleaning.

    Dampen a sponge that has one of those scrubby sides with water. Scrub the glass. Wipe clean. Cost about $.30 and quick.

    Once again.....Lisa wins the bongo button. :)

    ---Nailer---
     
  3. kyburnr

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  4. clunk

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    I was told by my local shop to use very fine steel wool. Anybody tried this?
     
  5. tinkabranc

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    I use the same ceramic cooktop cleaner for the glass on my XXV
    that I use on my electric rangetop. Works great with no worries about
    scratching/etching the glass.
     
  6. Xena

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    I use Windex. No problems yet going into yr. #4.
     
  7. GVA

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    Going back in the wayback machine here.....................
    Robbie had a recipe.....
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/2933/
     
  8. oliver5528

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    I use 3m Heavy Duty Rubbing Compound, can be found at any auto parts store for around $15.00 bucks. It lasts about ten years if you dont buff the car!!!!
     
  9. Eriddles

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    Ever tryed cheep oven cleaner? turns the stuff to mush
    but keep off paint
    spray on rag in sink
    wipe glass
    let work
    wipe off
    clean glass
     
  10. imacman

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    I used Rutland Stove Glass cleaner on my previous wood stove, and it works just as well on the pellet stove....no worries.
     
  11. packerfan

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    Plain old water on a paper towel has worked great for me. It takes off whatever has been on the glass of my stove so far.
     
  12. Alan

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    Same here....works great ;-)
     
  14. JoeS

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    I first use a damp paper towel to get off the majority of the dirt and then use a Magic Eraser!

    They work great!
     
  15. MainePellethead

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    Step #1 Grab a couple sheets of paper towel

    Step #2 Go to cupboard and remove your windex

    Step #3 Spray windex onto the paper towel

    Step #4 Wipe down glass really good

    Step #5 Restart your stove

    Step #6 Grab a shot of Jack and a hienekan and sit back and watch the fire glow :)
     
  16. Panhandler

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    Revision: Complete Step #6

    Complete Steps #1-#5

    Repeat Step #6 every 1/2 hour or as needed
     
  17. Steve_in_NH

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    Harman users guide simply says to use any window cleaner with good percentage of ammonia. Plain old Windex has been working just fine...
     
  18. MainePellethead

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    I love that idea ! lol lol
     
  19. jackovalltrades

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    I used Windex a couple of times only to find that the glass acquired a permanent cloudiness in spots. Since then I only use water with clean rag.
     
  20. wb2bhc

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    Windex has an ammonia base and could leave a cloudy residue when
    heated if not rinsed throughly.
    A product called " Hope's Perfect Glass" is amonia free and leaves no residue.
    It is availabe at Linens and things and Bed Bath and Beyond in a black bottle
    Personally I find that the paper towel and fly ash works the best.

    Have a warm and toasty winter

    Jay
     
  21. woodsman23

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    409 nuf said
     
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