A white film might develop on the windows of your gas fireplace. This is caused by condensation or a burnt-in effect if the windows are not cleaned routinely. A cubic metre of gas contains more than one litre of water and as the stove heats up, it forms condensation. Therefore, always heat up the stove slowly. And if the glass is dirty, it’s time to take action. After all, you want to have the best possible view of the fire.
Sometimes it is helpful to stoke the fire well, so that the soot particles are burnt off. The user manual of your fireplace will tell you the best way to clean the windows of your fireplace and which cleaning agents to use. We advise you to follow the manual meticulously, because every fireplace is different. Some windows can be removed, some can be tipped to one side. Some fireplaces have non-reflecting glass; others have a normal glass window.
A well-known cleaning agent for house, garden and kitchen, such as Glassex, can always be used. Take a dry cloth and carefully wipe the window back and forth. Do that until the dirt on the window is gone. It is very important that you don’t leave any residues from the cleaning agent on the window, because these can burn into the glass once you relight the fireplace. Therefore, go over the glass once again with a moist cloth.
Tips from grandmother’s time
- We’ve also managed to dig up from the archives a number of tips from grandmother’s time.
- Dip a paper towel or an old cloth in tea. Wipe the windows until they are clean.
After cleaning, wipe the window with a newspaper. Now they will stay clean longer.