One of the principle rules of the Universe is Entropy. (Don’t bother clicking that link, it’s to Wikipedia. We only put it in to look clever). This means one of the principles of the foundation of the very universe is decay, is chaos.
Well, that’s as maybe but inside my house, my rules.
And my rule is that to keep things clean and tidy. (Take that Clausius!)
Today, we look at how to clean a woodburning stove.
Quick tip: We put logs on the top when we go to bed to dry them out for use the next day
- Some newspaper (sounds radical don’t worry I will explain)
- Some zoflora, just for hell of it really. We went with the ever faithful Country Garden
- A scourer
- Some kitchen roll (Old glory)
- A brush and pan
- A stick
- A bin
- A fine disregard for the principles of Entropy.
First, clean the tray. Use the stick to prod down the big bits into the tray. For some reason, I always feel like a monkey doing this.
It probably doesn’t hurt to pop this in the dishwasher from time to time, but this is only a light clean, not a deep clean so we just empty it in the bin with the wine bottles, council tax demands and empty Zoflora (sob!) bottles. (Bin not pictured out of respect)
Hopefully that provides some much needed advice. To be honest, we prefer the boiler to the stove but there you are. That’s progress.