Kernow Fires supply and install wood burners and multi fuel stoves in Cornwall.Kernow Fires supply and install wood burners and multi fuel stoves in Cornwall.

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How to remove black from your stove glass

05 February 2018

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We’ve all done it, run out of wood and brought some cheap logs from the side of the road, then sat watching glumly as our beautiful woodburner becomes all black faced and smoky, struggling to give out heat.  So what can you do once the wood is burnt-ish and your glass is left covered in a thick sticky layer of black?  Some make for a bottle of spray from under the kitchen sink, but these chemicals will eventually etch themselves into the glass discolouring it.  The simplest and most effective way to clean your glass is much easier and closer to home.  This method can only be used if you have only burnt wood.
Simply take some old newspaper, kitchen roll or a cloth and dampen with water, take a pinch of ash and give the glass a good scrub.  You may want to lay some paper on the floor to catch any drips.  The wood ash is abrasive and once  the glass has had a good rub, in a circular motion, get a clean piece of newspaper or cloth and wipe clean.  You may need a couple of pieces to get a perfect finish, but it’s a quick, effective process and is completely natural.

• Damp newspaper / cloth
• Pinch of ash
• Rub in a circular motion
• Wipe clean
• Repeat if required

Final top tip:
• Come to Kernow Fires for good logs

All our logs a kiln dried to under 20% moisture and sourced and dried locally.

Prices are currently £6 per bag, 27.50 for five bags

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