How to Clean the Glass on a Propane Fireplace

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You can safely clean the glass on a propane fireplace without causing pitting or damage. Propane fueled appliances often build up a white residue and turn their interior glass surfaces nearly opaque over time. Conventional glass cleaners do not remove the residue layer, and abrasives may clean it away but they leave behind a scratched glass panel. Return the crystal clear shine to the glass portions of a propane fireplace in minutes by using a specialized cleaning product.

Things You'll Need

  • Gas appliance glass cleaner
  • Lint-free towel
  • Wait until the propane fireplace has been turned off and out of use for at least 24 hours. Open or spread the glass panels of the fireplace so you have the best possible access to the interior surfaces. Some glass fireplace partitions have latches that release the doors so they can be easily inverted for cleaning.

  • Squirt a dime-size portion of the gas appliance glass cleaner onto a corner of a folded towel. Spread the cleaner onto the glass using light pressure and a tight circular motion. Add more cleaning product to a new section of the towel as you run low on cleaner.

  • Return to the glass after the cleaner has been on the surface for two minutes. Press slightly harder than before as you wipe the cleaner and residue from the surface with a clean section of the towel.

  • Spot clean any areas on the glass that still have propane combustion residue. Check the edges of the glass panel and around the attachment hardware for any remaining buildup. Keep moving to a clean portion on the towel and using a small amount of the specialized cleaner.

  • Move the cleaned glass panels back into position so the propane fireplace is ready for use again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Leaving a thin layer of the gas appliance glass cleaner on the interior surface of the glass prevents future residue buildup.
  • Glass fireplace panels may have sharp edges. Hold them by their handles at all times, if possible.

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  • Photo Credit fireplace image by Ekaterina Sidorenko from Fotolia.com
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