Monday, 12 November 2012

Keeping your wood burner glass clean, a tip

This is my woodburner. And I think you'll agree the glass is pretty clean


So this isn't the sexiest blog post I could do. No food porn or sex tips (I do actually have plenty of those but I charge for them). But if you have a wood burner I hope you'll find it useful.

Indeed, if you have a wood burner, you'll know that the glass can get smoked up. And as part of the fun of having a fire is staring at it with your mouth slightly open and your thoughts far away, it's imperative that the glass is kept clean.

A really good tip is coming up.

Every morning, before you light your fire, get a damp rag/piece of kitchen paper. Dip it in yesterday's ash, clean the inside of the glass with it (the ash is abrasive). It'll go into a horrible looking paste all over our glass and you'll think 'ewww'. But, then give it a wipe over with a clean bit of damp whatever (you may need two if it's particularly dirty, and I also dry with a clean, dry bit, because I'm a bit mad about having really clear glass) and hey presto.

Clean glass.

You don't need to use anything else.

I wish I could lay claim to this, but it came to me via my partner, via his friend Nigel.

You're welcome.
 



7 comments:

Amanda Craig said...

That is a REALLY USEFUL TIP and I am indebted to you - have 2 on the go and always scrubbing away.

Annalisa Barbieri said...

I am only too happy to pass it on!

wendy said...

This is amazing- I just tried it and it really works! Beats nasty fairy power spray which I normally have to use to remove the black ....

Annalisa Barbieri said...

It's great isn't it? So glad you found it worked for you, too.

BabelMum said...

Thanks for the tip, will try it. Been using Cif, I would much rather use the ash instead.

Annalisa Barbieri said...

Yes yes!

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