Keeping Glass clean

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Jakee

New Member
Oct 27, 2020
90
New Jersey
Jakee, you said you have burned only cherry. I like cherry firewood, it is a fine firewood. But, I do find that it is sooty. I have no problem with the glass on my furnace if I burn it hot. But if I try to damper it down, it will get the glass sooty. More than most woods that I burn. I think that is a bit inevitable with cherry.
I'm about to purchase new wood as I'm almost out, that could be part of the issue. I'll try to get oak or ash next.
Thanks for your input.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,217
Eastern Central PA
The black soot burns off quickly with the next hot fire. Its the white haze that is tough to remove if you let it go too long.
 

Jakee

New Member
Oct 27, 2020
90
New Jersey
The black soot burns off quickly with the next hot fire. Its the white haze that is tough to remove if you let it go too long.
Not for me. I don't get any white haze and the sooty dark haze that gets on the glass is not that easy to remove. I've found the easiest way is vinegar and a glass scraper. Then rinse off with water.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,217
Eastern Central PA
I see Rutland makes a cleaner specifically for White haze. Ill be trying that out on the 30 ASAP.
 

NoGoodAtScreenNames

Feeling the Heat
Sep 16, 2015
433
Massachusetts
Paper towel dipped in a little vinegar has always worked perfectly for me but my glass never gets too bad with my tube stove. I suspect people with cats have more of a problem to deal with.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,217
Eastern Central PA
Update on the white haze cleaner. Both of my NC-30s have the white haze . The rutland cleaner specifically for cleaning "White Haze" had no effect at all on either of them. I guess Ill either have to live with it or replace the glass. Kinda pricey for such a small door though, $170 from Englander website. Just a shop stove anyway,so ill probably just try to keep it from getting any worse.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,506
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Update on the white haze cleaner. Both of my NC-30s have the white haze . The rutland cleaner specifically for cleaning "White Haze" had no effect at all on either of them. I guess Ill either have to live with it or replace the glass. Kinda pricey for such a small door though, $170 from Englander website. Just a shop stove anyway,so ill probably just try to keep it from getting any worse.

Did you try using vinegar and/or lemon juice? I had a haze for a year or so and after using one of those products (I cannot remember which it was) with a bit of elbow grease the haze was removed.
 
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buc74

Burning Hunk
Oct 16, 2012
157
Fort Atkinson, WI
Water works fine for me, white haze wipes right off. Rarely have anything brown. This applies to our Buck stove and the Kuma. Well seasoned wood helps I feel too.
 

Dirtbiker

New Member
Jan 20, 2021
15
Dover, PA
I used paper towel dipped in ashes ,then windex to clean the glass after.inside and outside of the glass for 10 years on my enviro stove and doing the same on my osburn.never had an issue.just saying.
Reading your post, I tried using damp newspaper dipped in ash to clean the glass. The results were amazing! Virtually no scrubbing necessary. Once scrubbed, I used another piece of newspaper to remove any residual streaking. Best tip yet!
 

savageactor7

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2008
3,751
CNY
When we first got our new stove someone here recommended cleaning the glass with bottled water/paper towel...

...some well waters contain mineral deposits that would over time stain or frost your glass. Glad I listened, out glass today is just as you see in my avatar.
 

seabert

Member
Oct 25, 2013
103
Long Island
I have only burned seasoned cherry so far. I have no issues when the fire is hot or after everything catches good and turning the air down.
I beleve the smoke stains happen when I dampen it down fully at the end of the night. It seems every couple days I have to keep after it.
Anyone else have this problem?
Any special way to keep the glass clean besides windex?
The manual just said to use a non abrasive cleaner.
Any help or advice?

Thanks in advance guys

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As others have said the Rutland Blue Cream cleaner works the best. It is easy and your glass will look like new every time. No razors or scraping just a bit on a wet paper towel then polish with a dry paper towel. Fast and easy. I bought mine at Home Depot