My wood stove has a glass window and the crude builds up. We have a friend who is a chimney sweep and he told us what he does. Using some old black and white newspaper he sprays it very lightly with water and then dips the damp paper into the ashed in the stove and wipes the soot off with that. It is works very well. He then finishes up with by using some windex to give it a very nice look.
Thank you very much
Water on a paper towel works great, or newspaper.
Hi Tanya: I use the newspaper/ash thing, and it works quite well. If you are using paper towels, use the cheap ones that aren't soft. The ones that are soft have a softener infused in the paper and leave a film, so the cheap stuff is good. Good luck