Clean a Wood Burning Stove Screen
A wood burning stove is an essential luxury when its cold outside
I live in an old Cotswold stone house which I adore but with single pane windows and a few draughts it can get chilly in the winter. One of the best things my husband and I have done during the house rennovation is to install a wood burning stove. There's nothing better on a cold winter's evening than curling up in front of a roaring fire.
The fire only really looks great if the glass screen is clear and you can see the flames flickering as well as hearing the crackle and pop of the fire.
There are a range of special cleaners on the market but you really don't need them. Here's how to clean the glass screen without requiring any elbow grease.
Time: 5-10 minutes
Left over ash
A little water
No need for expensive cleaners
Only wet one side of your newspaper and dip in wood ash
Looks a little messy now but it will wipe off in seconds with some window cleaner
To reduce the amount of time you have to do this, use seasoned logs. These are ones which have been cut and stored for about a year. The moisture content is much less and they burn more efficiently.
Use seasoned logs
It's also worth having a chimney sweep carry out a service once a year at the end of winter if you have been using your wood burner regularly.
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