knobear wrote:Every heating season I pour thru this section looking for any new ideas on keeping the glass clean.
I'm now into the 5th year heating with my second Leisure Line stove (both sidewinders), and have accepted the Orange Glow will ultimately occur no matter how hard I try to keep it clean. We even experimented with sanding/polishing the glass to finally realize the haze is actually below the surface. (After polishing it was like a mirror at an angle but still not transparent).
I have found a way of delaying the process by;
Spraying the clean/new panel with food grade silicone spray. This seems to keep the fly ash from accumulating.
I buy distilled water (50 cents a gallon at dollar store) and use that for daily wiping (my well water had too much mineral content)
I try to clean the glass with the distilled water and vinegar once a week and reapply silicone (spray it on rag in other room due to flamability and wipe it on cooled glass)
This has kept the glass mostly clear for almost 2 burning seasons. Don't know if it's the sideways position of the burner that also helps but it has worked about as good as I think it can. Never had much luck with the White Off or ceramic cook top cleaning products.
Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Please take a photo of your door ceramics and post it here. I run a wire wheel on my ceramic once a year now on the inside just before lighting the stove. The distortion is well under the surface of the ceramic at this point and nothing short of grinding off the hazed layers will ever bring it back. I've tried flap wheels, compound, sand paper, you name it and once it starts, you aren't bringing it back. Honestly, I'm relieved as it takes way more time than it's worth, IMO to worry about it. I'm using an LL Hearth which also has the side fed stoker.