The Ultimate Cleaning Glass Fireplace Doors Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

All ready to curl up by the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine for a romantic evening? And then completely turned off by the filth and soot that has blackened the glass doors of your fireplace? Never fear, your romantic evening can be salvaged -- just take our quiz and learn how to clean your glass fireplace doors.

What is an advantage of glass fireplace doors over traditional metal screens?

An advantage of glass fireplace doors is that warm air won't escape up the chimney and smoke won't escape from the fireplace.


What should you use to clean your glass fireplace doors?

To clean your fireplace doors, you will need a specialized product and some paper towels.


What is the texture of fireplace door cleaners?

The product's texture is paste like, a bit like car wax. Apply it to the paper towel in circular motions.


How long should you leave fireplace door cleaner on for?

Leave the cleaner on for several seconds, then wipe it off with paper towels or a soft cloth.


What else can be effective for removing stubborn soot?

Using leftover ash is also an effective way to remove stubborn soot. Dip a damp paper towel or rag into some soot and rub.


Should you remove the glass doors before cleaning them?

It is your choice whether to remove the glass doors -- it will make cleaning easier, but there is a risk you will break them. If they are attached with metal clips they are easier to remove; screws are more complicated.


When is it best to clean the glass doors?

The safest time to clean the doors is when they are cool. Cleaner is also most effective on cool glass.


How often should you clean the doors?

Regular cleaning is best, so that the soot doesn't get burned on. In the winter, try to clean the doors every couple of weeks.


What is another option if your glass doors are too high-maintenance for you?

You can always get tinted doors to hide the appearance of soot.


What is soot usually composed of?

Soot is usually made of carbon, which explains why it is so stubborn and difficult to remove.


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