How to Clean the Glass Front of Your Wood Burning Stove

Here at Denton Stove Centre, we know how important aesthetics are when it comes to investing in a brand-new stove. After all, there simply is nothing like the crackling sound of an authentic woodburner! It takes a lot of consistency and attention to detail to maintain such an idyllic investment and this is something that a lot of homeowners fail to take into consideration. Read on as we explain how you should undertake the process of cleaning the glass front of your unit…

  1. The first thing you should do is get prepared and collect all of the items you will need to clean the glass. As a general rule, it is recommended that you clean the glass panel of a wood burning stove with warm water and paper towels or newspaper as using chemical glass cleaners is dangerous when they are in such close proximity to an active fire.
  2. Next, dip the paper towels into the warm water in order to saturate it slightly but not completely – you don’t want it to become mushy in your hands. Use the paper towel to pat the bed of ash at the bottom of the stove until a good amount sticks to it and use the damp ash to wipe over the glass front. This creates a layer of wet ash that protects it during the cleaning process.
  3. After this, use a dry paper towel to clear away the layer of ash and buff out the glass panel. This should result in crystal clear glass that you can see your reflection in! Finish the process by lighting your gleamingly clean wood burner and appreciating the beauty of the flickering flames.

The glass front of a wood burning stove is not only a safety precaution, it also allows you to view the flames as they dance spectacularly before your eyes. If you fail to stay on top of your maintenance duties then ash and debris will only get in the way. For a glass front you can see your reflection in, follow the top tips listed in this guide or get in contact with the best stoves Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Denton Stove Centre team today!