What do I use to clean my wood stove glass?

Most wood stoves have an "air wash" system to keep the glass relatively clean. However, deposits do build up over time and should be cleaned off at the first available time. Many specialized chemical products are available commercially to clean your glass. Note that there is no miracle product. If your glass has not been cleaned periodically, creosote build-ups and combustion residues will become hardened and difficult to remove and, in some cases, permanent. A damp cloth dabbed into clean cold ash makes a cleaning paste similar to some mild abrasive cleaners. When rubbed on a cold dirty glass surface and cleaned off with a dry cloth, the results are quite acceptable. However, over time, this method may scratch the glass.

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