Given that the colder months are now upon us it only makes sense to create a helpful article on how best to clean your stove and what cleaning agents you should avoid.
If you look after your stove, it shall return the favour!
How to Clean Your Multi-Fuel Stove
You should clean your stove once a week as a minimum, every few days if usage is high. Doing so will ensure you benefit from your stove for many years. Avoid using damp woods, pressure treated timbers or anything that contains moisture and chemicals as this will cause problems within the chimney and potentially cause unsightly damage to the stove and glass.
A well-maintained stove will need the chimney cleaning every year and fortunately for everybody, this is relatively cheap. If chemical or moisture damage does occur, the cost will definitely rise. This is why we only recommend dry wood, smokeless coals and safe to use aids such as firelighters and firelogs etc.
Cleaning the stove.
- Clean any remaining ash and debris from inside the appliance.
- Remove any internal parts that can be cleaned such as grate, baffle, bricks and ashpans. Soft and hard brushed can be used.
- Clean the internal surfaces using a wire brush and scraper as required.
- Clean the grate and any grate parts with a wire brush and check for any damage.
- A wet cloth can be used to clean the glass. Resist the urge to use any cleaning agents. A tried and tested method is to dip the cloth in the soot and clean the glass.
- Check all seals to ensure no damage has occurred.
- Lightly oil the door latch mechanism and hinge pins if more than 6 months old.
Should you have any questions regarding our log stoves and multi-fuel burners, maintenance or chimney sweeping services please contact one of our team today on 01706 367 982.