How to Clean Up an Old Wood-Burning Cookstove?

Answer Wood-burning cooking stoves were a common appliance in many American homes during the early 20th century. Today, wood-burning stoves provide an inexpensive form of heat that supplements or even rep... Read More »

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Is it safe to install a wood-burning insert into a zero-clearance wood-burning fireplace?

According to, you can install a wood-burning insert into a metal (zero-clearance) fireplace, but you have to make sure that the insert is compatible with your type of fireplace. It is da... Read More »

How do I clean wood burning stoves?

Remove AshesRemove ashes from the stove, and place them in a metal container with a lid. Keep the container on a floor that is noncombustible and located away from all flammable materials and objec... Read More »

How to Clean Wood-Burning Fireplaces?

Wood-burning fireplaces always generate a lot of unburned wood shards, soot and ash. It's the nature of burning wood, and it can't be helped. The ash and leftover wood pieces can just be swept out ... Read More »

How do I clean glass on a wood burning stove?

Cleaning the Glass With AshesBall up a piece of newspaper and dampen it with water. Dip the damp newspaper into the bucket of ashes from your wood stove, then use the ashes to scrub the inside and ... Read More »