With their intricate details, cast iron wood stoves are divine in their beauty when it comes to kitchen set-ups. They are very useful, as they have the ability to withstand the highest temperatures, and they can burn longer than other heating units. The wood burning stoves can automatically conduct heat from one end of the stove to the other. But despite its many advantages, its huge draw back is its cleaning! You can use cutting cleaners, soap, or water, but nothing will restore the stoves black exterior after a few uses! You could be left with a dusty hardware in the kitchen if you don’t clean it properly.
In order to make the beauty reverted and clean the exterior, you will need a few tricks up your sleeve. Here is what you have to do:
- Turn the stove off and let it cool.
- Place a plastic sheet under the stove to keep your kitchen clean.
- In a bucket of ½ a gallon of warm water, add 2 cups of kohsar salt. Stir the water till you see the salt has dissolved. Wear rubber gloves while you mix.
- With a cotton cloth, soak the water and wipe over the stove. Keep a wire brush at hand too incase there are stubborn marks.
- With a clean cloth now, wipe off the salt water. Repeat step 4 if the stove is not fully clean.
- On another cotton cloth, add a few drops of black polish that has been made from carbon-based liquid. Rub the cloth on the exterior of the stove in a circular motion. This will bring back the stove’s shine.
- Let the polish dry for 24 hours.