I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time babying the wood burner. I quite enjoy the peasanty rolled up sleeves feeling I get when I lug the wood in, but I wonder if anyone has the answers to my current burning (ha!) questions......
What on earth do you do with all the cinders? I am currently chucking mine in a grubby pile under a pine tree.
Why can I not keep the glass clean? My neighbours all have blazing fires ago-go behind sparkling vitres. Despite daily cleaning, mine goes black almost instantly and stays like that till the next morning's scrub. I think I am singlehandly keeping the hearth cleaning industry afloat - I have a large collection of miracle products. I have also tried using the cinders as recommended by an elderly voisine (whose glass is amazingly clear, despite the fact they are burning pallets), old newspapers, lighting the fire with the door open - cough, cough - and pleading with the damn thing to stay looking pretty. All to no avail.
So can we talk woodburners?