How to clean a glass insert of fireplace or stove in an ecological way ?

There is nothing worse than a insert glass that gets dirty and which prevents us from enjoying the marvelous spectacle brought by the dancing flames. To remedy this problem, remember to clean your insert window as often as possible. here are some small ecological tips which you can draw inspiration from.

Meudon white

Based on chalk, Blanc de Meudon is extracted from the quarries which, as its name suggests, are located in Meudon. It is made up of sodium carbonate particles. Don’t confuse it with Spanish white, originally marketed in Spain, which looks quite similar but is made of white clay, not chalk.

Blanc de Meudon offers many advantages. It is notably biodegradable, ecological and safe, being able to replace many cleaning products. Moreover, it remains very popular in the cleaning of insert windows. For optimal use, you will need to mix two spoonfuls of Blanc de Meudon, a spoonful of methylated spirit, a spoonful of ammonia, water and white vinegar. Spread the product obtained on the window then proceed to rinsing. The glass of your insert will be like new thanks to this powerful mixture.

white vinegar

A natural product, white vinegar has become essential today in the home and not just in our kitchens. Inexpensive, it provides countless benefits. Descaler, cleaner, deodorizer or disinfectant… it helps us in all household operations. And if it is so appreciated, it is because it is devilishly effective and above all ecological.

You can easily use it to shine the glass insert of your fireplace. To do this, in a spray bottle, mix water, white vinegar with a little lemon juice. Generously spray the glass insert. Then, take a newspaper, roll it into a ball and rub the glass.

Ashes and Newspaper

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to clean the glass of your insert. For example, you can simply use the waste discharged by your chimney. Indeed, the ashes are an excellent abrasive for cleaning this glazed area. For this technique, first lay sheets of newspaper under the insert. Then, roll some newspaper into a ball and dampen it slightly. Then immerse it in ashes and vigorously rub your window.

Finish with a sopalin or with a cloth. The result is stunning and didn’t cost you a penny. It should be noted that cleaning is much easier when the chimney is still warm or hot.

The right varieties of wood to reduce fouling

To reduce the dirt on the glass and thus avoid tedious cleaning, it is strongly recommended to choose perfectly dry wood. There are certain species that should be favored over others such as fruit trees, beech, oak or hornbeam. Softwoods or wood that has undergone chemical treatment should be avoided as much as possible because their combustion clogs up the glass area much too quickly, not to mention that they give off toxic fumes.

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