How to clean the glass on a log burner: Six ways to keep your home warm and tidy.
AS WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE LAST OF THE SUMMER HEAT and welcome the cooler months, AUTUMN has here. Many of us look forward to curling up in front of the fire on a cold evening, but how do you maintain your log burner glass clean?
When dealing with the blackened stains left after a beautiful evening of warmth and golden flames, cleaning your log burner glass can be a difficult process. While you won’t be able to prevent smoke and dirty-looking glass all of the time you’re using your log burner, keeping it clean is easier than you may think and only requires a few items for those in-between cleans during the winter.
Cleaning your log burner glass should only be done when the surface is not in use and has cooled down to a safe temperature to touch.
There are a few home cures you may use to clean your log burner’s glass so you can see the flames flickering through it again.
You can clean your glass burner using the wood ash left over from the burning process.
Always keep the ashes from your log burner and let them cool before utilizing them as a natural exfoliator for your log burner glass.
Before using the ashes for a deep clean, clean the cool glass surface with soap, warm water, and a microfiber cloth.
Scrunch a few sheets of newspaper into balls, then dip them in water before immersing them in wood ashes.
Scrub the glass lightly with your ashy newspaper in circular motions, then repeat until the dirt lifts and moves around the screen.
For a streak-free finish, wipe away with clean warm water and dry with unused newspaper.
It’s a good idea to polish your glass surface once you’ve removed the blackened soot layer for an added boost of cleanliness and shine.
You only need to go to your kitchen cupboard and get out the white vinegar.
In a basin, combine equal parts white vinegar and warm water, then dip a paper towel into the solution before rubbing it over the glass of the log burner.
Give the glass one last wipe with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to reveal a sparkling clean surface.
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