Having lived with many wood-stoves over the years, we were finally able to buy one that was energy-efficient, clean AND beautiful. Watching the fire through glass doors was something I’d dreamed of for many years. I never thought about the problem of keeping that glass door clean until it was impossible to see the fire through it anymore. Ken found a simple solution and we’ve been enjoying a clean glass door ever since.
Before you light the stove in the morning, get a sheet of newspaper and a small bowl of cold water. Scrunch up the newspaper and dip it into the water, than into the ashes at the bottom of the stove. Rub that mess onto the inside of the glass door, re-dipping into the ashes as needed. Then take a clean piece of newspaper and polish the dirt away. Voila! Clean glass. It really works, even on those black bits that look baked on for good.
Hmm, I wonder if that would work on my kitchen stove oven door. I’ll have to try it.
©2014 Sharron R. McMillan