And I don't mean the pellets.... I recall the first year of my stove I cleaned the ash out and washed the glass every other day. 3 years later I manage to clean the ash out every 4 or 5 days, and I wash the soot off the window every other time I clean the stove out. Am I the only one who's gotten this lazy about making the stove look good? I also only clean out the whole system (chimney and all) once a year. Who's gonna come and shoot me for being such a slug?