There’s a certain enchanting beauty about staring into a fire, watching the wood crackle and pop. But there’s no way you’re going to see that fire if the soot and smoke is caked onto the glass.
For this reason, my mother taught me a resourceful trick to clean the glass on the fireplace (works on stove doors too) so she too could enjoy the flame.
1. Spread newspaper on the floor before opening the door.
2. Take a wadded up page of newspaper, wet it, dip it in the ashes, and use it to clean the glass. This will remove everything from the glass without scratching or harming it in any way.
3. Wad up one last piece of newspaper and use it to wipe away all of the remaining crud and nastiness.
The result is quite amazing and the price is right. And, by using the ashes, you’re staying savvy and resourceful. Rosanne