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    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 30th Aug 06, 1:39 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 1:39 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 1:39 PM
    Hi John, my Raburn gave up the ghost a couple of years ago.No glass front to clean.
    http://www.woodheat.org/tips/technique.htm
    Also something here...
    http://davesgarden.com/place/t/577194/
  • John 3:16
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    • 30th Aug 06, 4:05 PM
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    • 30th Aug 06, 4:05 PM
    The vingar and ash worked a treat!
  • Janey51
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    • 3rd Sep 06, 2:24 PM
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    • 3rd Sep 06, 2:24 PM
    Vinegar worked for me as well. Thanks for the tip.
  • John 3:16
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    • 3rd Sep 06, 2:36 PM
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    • 3rd Sep 06, 2:36 PM
    Have been working useing the airwash on the stove although it still hazes a little no black stains. I elt it cool then washed with soapy water last night and it just wiped off
    • brassmonkey001
    • By brassmonkey001 15th Sep 06, 11:12 PM
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    • 15th Sep 06, 11:12 PM
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    • 15th Sep 06, 11:12 PM
    Elbow grease.
    I usually wipe the majority off with some newspaper and use a wet sponge pan cleaner for the tough bits.
    • Thefunkygibbons
    • By Thefunkygibbons 19th Sep 06, 11:36 AM
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    • 19th Sep 06, 11:36 AM
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    • 19th Sep 06, 11:36 AM
    Don't be so fussy, it just blacks up again

    Although the MIL does waste her time cleaning it when she visits
  • Newbird
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    • 20th Oct 06, 11:20 AM
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    • 20th Oct 06, 11:20 AM
    Try Hob-brite, as for ceramic hobs. Works really well. If you do it regularly and don't let black soot and tar build up, your stove front will always look like new!
    Bless Martin's Little Cotton Socks. I thank him for giving us MSE. Look what its grown into!

    MFW = ASAP #124
  • suey2
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    • 20th Oct 06, 8:51 PM
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    • 20th Oct 06, 8:51 PM
    Thanks newbird, just used 'hobrite' on our stove glass and it has come up an absolute treat. Wish we hadn't wasted £7.50 on Hotspot glass cleaner before I had read t:confused: his.!!
    • countryman
    • By countryman 21st Oct 06, 11:12 AM
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    countryman
    Warm wet newspaper dipped in ash works for me.
  • gimmymoney
    don't waste your hard earned on products, just wait till the glass is cold, put some newspaper covering on hearth and then crumple up old newspaper sheets dip in the ash in the stove and rub away on the class.Keep renewing the paper and ash every few wipes, finish off when all soot is off with dry crumpled newspaper to give clear sparkling glass. The glass will look great, put all the old paper in the fire, and just watch where you put your hands! coz you is gonna look like da Black and White Minstrels!!
    • schoolrunmum
    • By schoolrunmum 28th Feb 08, 1:25 PM
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    I scrape it off with a stanley knife blade then polish with window/glass cleaner.....
  • border collie
    my glass cleans dead easily with damp kitchen roll.
  • someoldbloke
    if your just burning logs normally wipe with wet rag is fine
    • jess1974
    • By jess1974 16th Mar 08, 11:27 AM
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    I have never cleaned mine, it looks okay to me, actually it seems to clean itself...
    • mirrorimage0
    • By mirrorimage0 16th Mar 08, 1:39 PM
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    mirrorimage0
    lemon juice and ash with newspaper
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys latest one born 10/10/11
  • TimJS
    A further vinegar tip.
    Vinegar and ash seemed to be working for me, but as the stains were well established was hard work. I took the front off, laid it down and covered it for 15-30 minutes with a piece of kitchen towel roll soaked in vinegar. The stain was then much easier to remove by scraping with a blade and cleaning with ash and paper.
  • John 3:16
    Do it the night you have chips
  • Gourmaifeedeer
    When the stove is cold, use vinegar with wire wool to help remove the stubborn tar stains from the glass, and then remove the residue with paper towel. We did this carefully so that it didn't scratch the glass surface, and were really impressed with the results.

    Afterwards, when using the stove, keep the vents open to slow-down the build-up.
    • Fishingtime
    • By Fishingtime 9th Jan 09, 1:47 PM
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    Fishingtime
    I use Mr Muscle oven cleaner.
    Spray it on the glass,leave for 30 mins and the build up on the glass just wipes off,leaving it clean and sparkling.
    That way there is no hard work involved
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