The Contura 51L

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The glass in my stove is full of soot.
what could be wrong?

Soot will appear on the glass if the combustion temperature is too low or if the lighting period is too short. When lighting the stove a lot of air must be supplied to warm up the chimney.

Open the riddling grate and the air controls. If necessary, open the door a bit to supply as much air as possible. When the kindling have turned into embers, dry wood is added. Plenty of air must still be supplied.

Close the riddling grate and primary air supply when the blue/purple flames have disappeared. The combustion is now exclusively controlled by the secondary air controls. The combustion temperature is increased by supplying more secondary air and at the same time by keeping the riddling grate and primary air control closed.

Wet wood or poor draught conditions might also cause sooty glass. Ask your chimney sweep to measure the draught in your chimney.

How do I remove dirt from the door glass?

The glass can be cleaned by using an approved glass cleaner. Alternatively warm soapy water and newspaper can be used but only when the stove is cold.

How often should the stove be cleaned
for soot and ashes?

The stove needs to be cleaned and serviced fully at least once a year. But naturally depending on how much the stove is used. The baffle is removed from the stove and cleaned up. Note that the stove must be cold when cleaned.

How do I clean
the inside of the stove?

Remove the baffle and clean it up. The Ash Clean is also suitable for cleaning the rest of the stove. Note that the stove must be cold when cleaned up. The surface will be kept well if vacuum cleaned with a soft nozzle. If necessary wipe the stove with a moist cloth, but only when the stove is completely cold. Be careful when choosing cleaning materials as the paint may be damaged by acid.

The ashcan must be emptied 2 or 3 times a week in an ash bucket where the ashes are to be kept until they are free from embers. The ashes cannot be used as fertiliser.

How do I clean the surface of an enamel stove?

Wipe the stove with a moist cloth, but only when the stove is cold. Use distilled water with a mild detergent or soap. Remember to remove the soap before lighting the stove.

Enamel is a strong material that does not change appearance unless the stove has been exposed to bumps or scratches.