Cleaning the "glass"

Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: Dark Jedi On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:01 am

The manual with our LL Econo tells us to clean the glass daily, but not to use harsh chemicals (understandable) and to not attempt to clean it when it's hot. It's always hot! How, how often, and with what do you all clean the glass? (Yes, I know it's really ceramic - I read the manual.)
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: xackley On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:37 am

The only thing most everyone would agree with is - you need a razor,
and it is a loosing battle.

The search function is kind of hidden on this forum, it is that magnifying glass just left of the red question mark, near the top. Type the question - clean glass - and you will get bunches of results
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: ken On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:04 am

i thought L.L. Stoves supplied a metal cover to put over the door hole , to let the glass cool off before cleaning it. i made a cover for my bay window unit and clean it every other day with smooth stove top cleaner. so far so good. :D
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: SteelerCoal On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:30 am

The Pioneer I have comes with a metal door cover that you place over the opening when you open the door to let the glass cool. I don't think it comes with the Econo.

I tried the method recommended by member Wood'nCoal. On cold glass, I coated the glass with a carnauba based floor wax (Wood N' Coal used Butcher's but I couldn't find that brand locally), then wiped it off. When you light the stove and it heats up the glass, it kinda bonds with the glass and keeps a smooth coating on it. Now, all I do is wet a couple paper towels and wipe the glass off.
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: choyt002 On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:10 pm

I have been cleaning the glass on my pocono every 2 days. Place the metal door cover on, swing the door open and let cool about 30 min. wipe clean with wet paper towel and then the RUTLAND conditioning glass cleaner about a dime size of that smear it around wipe off with dry towel. clean as new. hope this helps
Chris H
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: smith10210 On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:24 pm

Its a loosing battle it will eventually become frosted no matter how much cleaning. Its the one thing i don't like about it i miss seeing the blue flame:(
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: StanT On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:35 pm

You can get the clear glass look back with rubbing compound and elbow grease, works good.

Stan
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:09 pm

Sorry, no door cover with the Econo. Door covers only come with the Pioneer and Hearth.
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:11 am

When my window dies i am going to have my buddy airbrush some flames on a sheet of steel and replace the window with that. maybe wire up one of those fake fires up to it. way easier than cleaning it
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: frankdetroit On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:35 am

how much does metal door cover cost?
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: ken On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:01 pm

I tried the rubbing compound last night. Made a nice difference. Put some wax on when I was done. I'll keep trying it to see if I can get it even better. Thanks for the tip. Frank , I just made one out of some sheet metal I had. With the DV , no problems with any thing leaking out. Didn't have to fit real tight. The bay window just took a couple of bends in the right place.
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: choyt002 On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:45 pm

I think the door cover for my pocono was 28. makes it nice and easy and even covers most of the ash bucket when i walk out of the house
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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: PaGuy On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:29 pm

Here's my 2 cents, I'm on my first year with my Econo. In the beginning cleaning the glass was just like most people here were saying........a real pain with the hard to remove brown film on the glass. I started using a razor blade but that got old. Then I tried a small piece of I think they call Scotch-Brite? I used a small green piece wet with plain water, brown film came right off. But here's the odd part, after that day I haven't need to use it again, just plain water on a paper towel takes it right off.......absolutely no scrubbing, then I just dry it with another paper towel. Perfectly clean glass everyday. Hope that helps someone.


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Re: Cleaning the "glass"

PostBy: klinker On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:36 pm

I used oven cleaner....done deal
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