Inside glass of gas fireplace

by Karen
How do I remove the white residue that builds up on inside of glass door on fireplace? The residue comes from the pilot light that is always on. The residue is a white film that builds up on the top one third of fireplace glass.
  8 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 13, 2015
    Always check your warranty first, since some products can etch or even void the warranty, sometimes the manufacturer recommends a certain product. Apparently you shouldn't use an ammonia-based glass cleaner (see video in my comment below). I use a tiny bit of Universal Stone on a wet rag, and the clean it off with another damp rag and dry. It doesn't scratch, and it is the only thing that removes the white marks off my glass stove top too.
  • Nancy Nancy on May 13, 2015
    I did research on the internet. There is a cream based glass cleaner, I have not found it yet, I would think a fireplace store would carry this... I just have not gone into that kind of store.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 13, 2015
    I know in my warranty package they recommended a gas fireplace glass cleaner (I don't know if it is cream based), which I couldn't find in a remote area. Here is a link that might help:
  • Viki Barron Viki Barron on May 13, 2015
    Try using Bar Keepers on a nylon scrubby to gently scrub it off. You can find it next to the cleansers at Walmart.
  • Debbi Debbi on May 14, 2015
    I used oven cleaner to clean glass fireplace doors. Mine turned out beautifully. Try a small area first to see how it will work on your particular problem.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on May 14, 2015
    I am with Debbie in the overn clean or toilet bowel clean like The Works. It has muratic acid a weaker version.
  • Linda Gower Linda Gower on May 14, 2015
    I have had a wood stove for 8 years and ALWAYS use a solution of vinegar and a small amount of dishsoap in water. I used newspaper to wipe away the crud after spraying the inside glass. It works well.