glass cleaner

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Rex On: Sat May 08, 2010 7:01 am

sootman wrote:
av8r wrote:[quote="Rex"]the BEST way to clean your glass is by using a damp cloth, place a small amount of fine coal ash on it, and rub away at your glass.. Glass will be as clean as you'll ever see it!!

You have a hand fired stove....much different animal when talking about cleaning glass as compared to a stoker.

I tried a bunch of stuff that worked OK, but after I read this first post I tried it with a damp paper towel [ I spit on it ] and it worked amazingly well and that was on a Harmon Mag stoker after about a ton and a half through it. Thanks Rex


spit and coal ash comes pretty cheap, I'd say!!
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: dbjc364 On: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:04 am

I don't know if its a woman thing-but if I have glass on a stove,I want to be able to see the fire-period,and I want clean glass.We have used 1. Rutlands glass cleaner,and stove top polish-so-so,cleans ok-but not the white film,on both the hand fired Harman & pellet stove. 2. Pellet stove yesterday-Sprayway glass cleaner,nope,white vinegar-nope, Rutlands again-nope,oven cleaner-nope.Then the Magic Earaser.All products were rinsed off good with a wet rag.The pellet stove glass is cleaner after using all 5 products-but still a white film.I am going to use the Magic Earaser again today after shutting it down, and on the Harman before we fire it back up.Then I will use the Orange hand cleaner if it still needs it.The pellet stove is in its 3rd season, and I have faithfully cleaned the glass,daily or every other day,because thats in our living room, and we enjoy the fire look.The hand fired Harman is on its 2nd season,but the glass isnt that bad,but would like it to look more like it did when we installed the new glass.We'll just get to a certain point I'm sure, and order new glass.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Mark 11

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: YZF1R On: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:42 am

I use Rutland Conditioning Glass Cleaner. Item #84. It works best for me so far.

Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1400 Circulator W/Magazine

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:55 pm

Took DVC500's tips and cleaned the haze from my seven year old stove windows. Prior to this very successful effort, I used a paper towel dampened with vinegar followed by a water dampened towel.

Proof is in the pictures. Although the pictures represent last year's results, the widows came out just as good with much less effort this year.
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The side on your left is cleaned up. The right side was just washed as noted.
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Same picture but backlighting and gloved hand added for contrast.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:09 am

DVC-500 has hit it on the head with the orange hand cleaner. Took my buddies stoker which the glass was covered solid and you couldn't see through it and gave it two scrubs with the orange and it took off 95% of the coating that was on it and now you can see the coal and flame, if my bud does it a few more times he will have restored the glass. I just used a non pumis orange on my hitzer which this will be the first full year for me and it cleaned it with no smudges just crystal clear, much easier than the spray I was using (fireview) by spray nine which also had a bad smell.
THANK YOU DVC-500 :cheers:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: Lee1 On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:33 am

Hello, does orange hand cleaner product leave any scracthes?
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:03 am

Not that I can notice :) Just one old farmers observation--I used it with pumice----- Permatex fast orange hand cleaner--got it at NAPA---Hey, what the H happened to my earlier post--oh no--cyberthief
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:22 pm

fastcat wrote:THANK YOU DVC-500 :cheers:

Yuor welcome! I should have re-packaded it, and sold it under a new label, like "ACME Stove Glass Cleaner". I could have doubled the price :shock:
But thats what this forum is all about... exchanging ideas for free. :up:
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: fastcat On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:49 am

Scratches, no not that I can tell and we scrubed hard.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:36 pm

Well you motivated me to clean the glass on the DSM...
Used a razor blade to scrape the crud off then did half with the hand cleaner and half with the liquid rutland spray...
Both looked the same but the hand cleaner smelled better... :D
Finally can watch the ladies dance again...
Much better dancing with the MPD installed... ;)
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: turbine On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:10 pm

I use aerosol oven cleaner spray on cold glass. Spray, leave on 2 min. wipe with paper towel. Sodium Hydroxide is the trick. Thats how I get rid of wood tar on glass. My coal stove is on order. I can't wait !!
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hand fed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut , stove
Other Heating: heat pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: marcam On: Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:46 pm


I've tried them all.

1) fast orange with pumice
2) glass stove cleaner
3) fire place glass cleaner
4) ash from the pan and a little water
5) billet metal polish
7) 100 grit sand paper.

The glass is very smooth, very clean. But still stained brown. So I got to thinking, what about the following (either or not both): 1) Muriatic Acid; or 2) Naval Jelly?

Take care all.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE backvent

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: turbine On: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:33 am

I use spray oven cleaner like easy-off for the kitchen. make sure glass is cool as possible, leave door open a min. even helps to cool more. Spray 6" away from glass. Wait 30 sec-1min. wipe off with paper towel. :D Protect area from overspray with newspaper. Will eat paint and skin. Don't breathe fumes. :(
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hand fed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut , stove
Other Heating: heat pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:27 pm

For the last 3 years I've just dipped a paper towel in the basement sump & wiped the glass clean. Works just as good as Windex did .... but this cleaner is 100% FREE. ;)
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: glass cleaner

PostBy: TCOAL On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:29 pm

Try this for cleaning your glass. I have tried everything and have found that using a MICRO FIBER TOWEL SOAKED IN WATER
works the best.
Stove/Furnace Make: dvc-500