Thanks, I'll definately try it.The Rutland stove glass cleaner works well. The best thing seems to be the damp paper towel dipped in ash. This gets the glass sparkling clean and it seems to stay that way longer. When I first tried this, I was amazed. It also works to clean the glass cooktop on our electric stove in the kitchen. I was reading an article about 40 different uses for wood ash.v If your interested, Google it. It's very interesting.
Great to know, thanks.If that is a Napoleon just get a hot fire especially at the coal stage and it will pretty well clean itself. Mostly on my Lopi but occasionally on the Napoleon I will leave the door open for a while before reload to cool down then just use a damp paper towel.
I think that was my problem too.I'm new to using a woodburning stove, but the previous owner left some glass cleaner that I used a few times before reading I could just use ash+wet paper towel. Thats so much easier, and I don't have to wear gloves and stuff like the bottle of cleaner says I should.
I've gotta leave the air open more at the end of the night, I had been closing it down pretty low and that was probably resulting in things getting dirtier quicker than they should.
I'm with you here, nothing else works for me, either.I had to spend a few hours scraping the haze off my NC-30 shop stove with a razor blade scraper after neglecting it for too long. I tried everything else first. Got about 80% of it off.
Using a glass scraper doesn't harm the type of glass that's used, does it? I've heard it's a ceramic glass, whether it's solid or just a coating I don't know. Ceramic is harder than a steel glass scraper blade I'm pretty sure. Every day I'm getting brown around a large area of the bottom corners .I have not found one. It does not seem to happen (or it will even go away) if you burn a load at a high setting, but that will (depending on outside temperatures) bake you out of your house.
As I usually burn rather low (swoosh at 2-3 o'clock on the BK), the glass does get deposit over time (a week, maybe?) and the glass scraper it is.
I'm going to get some of that Rutland cleaner. Whatever fire I have going I never choke off the air too much, I keep it small but hot. It seems so far to help a bit. I have enough to do without adding cleaning the glass everyday.I have not damaged the glass with a scraper YET, but i do believe its possible. I am very careful with it. I now use the Rutland cleaner frequently so as not to have to resort to the scraper. Only use a scraper when all else fails. Some of the haze is baked into the glass on my 30 so hard that even the scraper wont get it off.
I think you have a good point there. My wood is seasoned but maybe I have to try to get even drier wood.I’ll second everyone’s advice here; I’d say my number one tip so far is good seasoned wood, don’t under estimate this, my wood was “seasoned” last year, it was 20% or less, each stove is different and many have spoken to this “my stove works better at 16% vs 19%” etc. I haven’t touched my glass this year once. Bake off in morning good to go. Paper towel or newspaper and ash are my next go to, works like a charm. Next ceramic stove top cleaner, but like I said I haven’t had to use cleaner once this year.