While a chemical fireplace glass cleaner will efficiently clean your fireplace glass, there are alternatives that be just as effective without the the harsh ingredients. Consider the alternatives below when choosing a product to clean your fireplace glass.
Soak Hot Water
Before using a harsh chemical, try placing the glass in a bucket of hot water and allow it to soak. When it has soaked for at least an hour or two, use a light bristle brush to clean the glass. Avoid using any types of abrasive cleaning pads, such as brillo or steel wool. These can easily leave scratches in the glass which are not easily repaired.
Add Natural Cleaners
If a warm water soak doesn’t help, try adding a little bit of vinegar to the water to help take the soot off. The ratio of vinegar to water concentration should be around 1 capful of vinegar for every gallon of water. If you do not happen to have vinegar on hand, then lemon juice is also a great option. Add about a cup of lemon juice per gallon of water for the best results.