wsherrick wrote:The isinglass on my stove is easy to clean. At first I thought it would cloud up just like the more modern glass, but; it hasn't proven true. The little bit of soot that gets on the isinglass is burned off by the heat of the coal. And all it takes to clean it is some paper towel with Windex on it. Nothing sticks to the surface and it cleans up with no effort at all. I have to be easy with the rubbing pressure because the isinglass is paper thin. I have enjoyed a clear view of the fire since October.
Another thing I have noticed about the isinglass is that it allows a large portion of the heat to radiate out of the stove into the room because of its thinness. It's good stuff.
I'd never heard of isinglass until I saw this post. My immediate concern has to do with the thinness. Being able to seal the glass, accidently breaking it, ect. Would it be reasonable to think that installing it up against a new piece of standard coal stove glass would give me the best of both worlds; ease of cleaning and durability? I know it would be an expensive installation, but what are hobbies for?
Just a thought...