Having an enclosed Astria Fireplaces at home implies that you are aware of the challenges one faces during winters of keeping the glass clean. You might find a grey or a black film covering the glass door. If you have been facing the challenge of cleaning them, then don’t worry. We are here to help you out. Here is how you can clean the door like a pro at home.
Separate the glass door
To clean the fireplace glass door, the first thing that you need to do is remove the door from the fireplace. Removing the door will help you clean the doors separately and adequately without getting any of the soot on your carpet or furniture. Before you lay down the door, make sure you have a cloth or a rag underneath it. It is always better to clean the door outside the house as cleaning can be a messy affair.
Different ways to clean
Ash and Water
To clean the fireplace, you would require water, ash, and a non-colored newspaper. Have some water in a bowl and some in a spray bottle. After you have either folded or crumpled the paper, make it a little moist by first dipping it in water and then dipping it in ash. Now gently rub this on the inside of the glass in a circular motion. As you do that, you will see that the soot has started to loosen up, and the newspaper has become dirty. Repeat the process. To finish cleaning, spray some water on the glass from the spray bottle and then wipe it off with a paper towel. Dry the door with a clean paper towel till you can see no black residue.
If you want, you can invest in a store-bought cleaner that has been specifically formulated for cleaning glass doors of fireplace. They come with unique ingredients which can help to remove the white residue which collects on the glass. All you have to do is spray the area and rub it vigorously till it comes out. Then wipe it again with a fresh cloth.With the cleaner, you would need water and a cloth or a sponge. You can also use an oven gleaner as it works well to remove grease and soot. The cleaners which have plant-based ingredients are the best option. Avoid using cleansers with harsh ingredients like chlorine or bleach. Make sure that the glass is clean before you start cleaning.
A simple mixture of vinegar and water can help clean out the residue, grime, and grease collected over the fireplace glass. You can either simply mix water or even add a tablespoon of ammonia or cornstarch to make it strong. Allow it to settle for about 30 seconds before you start using it. You can also add rubbing alcohol if the layers are too thick. Spray it on the surface and let it sit for about 30 seconds before you clean it.