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Idea for cleaning inside of glass

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by lessoil, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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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??

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  2. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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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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    clunk Member

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

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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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

    Xena Minister of Fire

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

    GVA Minister of Fire

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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

    oliver5528 New Member

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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

    Eriddles New Member

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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

    imacman Guest

    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

    packerfan Feeling the Heat

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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

    Alan Member

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    Bon Ami
  13. Tailrace

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

    JoeS Feeling the Heat

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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

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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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

    Panhandler Minister of Fire

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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

    Steve_in_NH New Member

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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

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I love that idea ! lol lol
  19. jackovalltrades

    jackovalltrades New Member

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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

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    409 nuf said
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