DIY Wood Stove Glass Cleaner (without chemicals)

DIY Wood Stove Glass Cleaner (without chemicals!) | @hazelhaven

Hello winter and wood stove heat.

We purchased an Esse Ironheart wood cookstove a couple of years ago from England and it has been a very satisfying purchase. One might not think that a wood stove could make one happy but ours certainly does. The efficiency alone is just awesome and when or if our power goes out (which it usually does during the wintertime) we are able to have a source of heat AND be able to have a warm meal from it as well. 

If you have a wood stove you know that the heat from one is a different kind of comfort rather than that from a fireplace or any other type of heating. 

However, having a wood stove with a glass front can sometimes get dirty full of soot. There are multiple ways to clean the stained glass but this way has worked the best for me plus it's natural and without chemicals. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to clean your wood stove glass windows naturally. 

DIY Wood Stove Glass Cleaner (without chemicals)

What you will need: 

  • water
  • paper towel or cloth 
  • cooled ash 

Instructions:

  1. Add some water to your paper towel or cloth 
  2. Dip into a small amount of cooled ash (tip: do not work with hot ashes)
  3. Rub the ashes onto stained glass ( I particularly like to do this in tiny circles)
  4. Continue to clean with ash until the stains are removed
  5. Wipe with a clean damp cloth 
  6. Dry with a clean dry cloth

seriously. that's it.

See step-by-step photos below.

Before: Stained Wood Stove Glass

Before: Stained Wood Stove Glass

Cooled Ashes in Firebox

Cooled Ashes in Firebox

Step 1 and 2 Wet paper towel dipped in cooled ashes

Step 1 and 2 Wet paper towel dipped in cooled ashes

Step 3 and 4 Rub ashes onto stained glass in tiny circles. Continue until clean. 

Step 3 and 4 Rub ashes onto stained glass in tiny circles. Continue until clean. 

Step 5 and 6 Wipe and dry clean. 

Step 5 and 6 Wipe and dry clean. 

Hopefully this will help others as much as it has helped me. Each time I clean my wood stove window I have the "wow this really does work" thought!

Do you love your wood stove as much as we do? If you are looking into getting a wood stove, I highly recommend it. 

Here's to a happy winter and cleaner wood stove glass doors!

graceyesse


Lindsey

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