Glass cleaning suggestions

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
378
OH
looking to whip my door glass in to shape. Suggestions? Generally speaking, I use the routine cleaner, and the glass is not gunked up with black creosote or anything like that.

I just have some burnt-in imperfections that only I can really see. I am wondering if there is a product out there I can use to buff it out? Something more aggressive?
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,605
Lindenwold, South Jersey
I use oven cleaner, works well.
 

CentralVAWoodHeat

Minister of Fire
Nov 7, 2015
632
Virginia
Wet towel with ash does wonders. Wet towel, dip in ash and then wipe. Of course, make sure there is no chance the ash contains embers and then soak the towel in water afterward to avoid fire.
 

Ludlow

Minister of Fire
Jun 4, 2018
1,082
PA
A wet SOS pad used very gently can work. I have used SOS pads on Pyrex pans for 30 years and haven't scratched one yet. Trick is keep it wet and rub gently. Dont dig into the glass. Use at own risk.
 

JotulOwner

Feeling the Heat
Oct 29, 2007
324
Long Island, New York
looking to whip my door glass in to shape. Suggestions? Generally speaking, I use the routine cleaner, and the glass is not gunked up with black creosote or anything like that.

I just have some burnt-in imperfections that only I can really see. I am wondering if there is a product out there I can use to buff it out? Something more aggressive?
My stove glass always gets dirty (creosote and ash .... especially in the corners). On a cool glass, I use plain super fine steel wool and follow up with a damp paper towel. I don't use any solvents or chemicals (not needed in my opinion).
 
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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,901
Unity/Bangor, Maine
I usually only use damp paper towel . . . or dip it in the ashes.
I ended up with some hazing after last winter . . . vinegar took care of the hazing.
 

Trey1979

Member
Sep 20, 2018
202
Mississippi
My stove glass always gets dirty (creosote and ash .... especially in the corners). On a cool glass, I use plain super fine steel wool and follow up with a damp paper towel. I don't use any solvents or chemicals (not needed in my opinion).
Mine cleans up nicely with a wet rag while the glass is still warm

2018 drolet ht2000
 

Stob

New Member
Sep 13, 2019
1
Virginia
My glass soots up in a short time after I clean it in the off season. I worried about any wet on it while the fire was going and the glass hot, so I keep a scraper handy. I have a 3" wide scraper with a handle, and just a few passes when filling the stove cleans off the glass pretty well. No perfectly clean, but not sooted over either.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,577
South Puget Sound, WA
My glass soots up in a short time after I clean it in the off season.
The question is, why is it sooting up? This can be because the fire is not getting enough air, weak draft, wood that is not fully seasoned or the stove has a poor airwash system. The last item is not common on modern stoves. What stove is this happening with?