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How to clean the glass of the wood stove: remedies and tips

6 October 2023

The cozy warmth of a wood or pellet stove can make winter much more pleasant, but over time the stove glass can become dirty and opaque due to soot and ash. This can not only impair the view of the flames, but also decrease the energy efficiency of the stove. Let’s see together how to clean the glass of the pellet stove or wood stove and the best methods to keep it crystal clear.


Importance of cleaning the glass of the wood stove

Keeping the glass of the wood stove clean is of paramount importance to ensure the correct operation and safety of the device. Opaque glass can hinder the view of the fire, making the heating experience less pleasant and potentially compromising the energy efficiency of the stove.

Regular maintenance of the wood burning stove also includes cleaning the glass. This involves the use of appropriate cleaning products and tools to remove residues, soot and deposits that accumulate on the glass surface during use. Once cleaned, the transparent glass allows you to fully enjoy the spectacle of dancing flames, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the surrounding environment. In addition, keeping the glass clean reduces the risk of accidental fires caused by flammable deposits accumulated on the interior walls of the stove or by incomplete combustion of materials.

Therefore, spending a few minutes on periodic glass cleaning can help preserve the safety and efficiency of your wood burning stove in the long term, creating a warm and comfortable environment for you and your family.


Why the glass of the pellet stove turns black

If you have a pellet stove, you may have noticed that the glass gets dirty and turns black over time. This phenomenon can be annoying and affect the appearance of your stove. But why does this happen?

This phenomenon is mainly due to the accumulation of combustion residues, such as soot and ash, which are deposited on the glass during the pellet burning process, creating that annoying black patina. The quality of the pellets used can also affect how quickly the glass gets dirty. A low quality or wet pellet can produce more residue.


How not to get the stove glass dirty

Prevention is always the best remedy. Here are some tips on how not to get the stove glass dirty:

  • Use high quality pellets: Use good quality and dry pellets to reduce the accumulation of residues on the glass surface.
  • Regulate combustion: Set the combustion control on the stove optimally. Too weak or too strong a flame can affect the accumulation of soot.
  • Keep the glass cool: Avoid touching the glass with cold or damp objects, as this can cause condensation and increase the risk of dirt.

Cleaning of the stove glass

If the glass of your stove has turned black despite the precautions, one of the most recommended options is to use a specific product such as PULI FUMO Marbec. This cleaner is specially formulated to clean the burnt stove glass quickly and effectively.

Let’s see together the steps to follow to make the glass of your stove shine again:

  1. Turn off the stove: Make sure that the stove is completely off and cold before you start cleaning.
  2. Remove coarse residue: Use a spatula or scraper to remove larger residues of soot and ash from the glass. Be careful not to scratch the surface.
  3. Apply the cleaner: Spray PULI FUMO on the glass surface.
  4. Leave on: Leave the detergent on for a few minutes to soften the residues.
  5. Clean carefully: with the help of the melamine buffer, gently rub the glass in circular movements.
  6. Dry: Rinse well with warm water and dry cloth.
  7. Turn the stove back on: After cleaning the glass, you can turn the stove back on and enjoy the view of the flames dancing through the crystal clear glass.

Cleaning the glass of the wood or pellet stove may require a little patience, but it is an important task to ensure the safety and efficiency of the stove. By following these tips and using the specific product PULI FUMO Marbec, you can keep your glass always clean and transparent to fully enjoy the warmth and cozy atmosphere that your stove can offer.

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