Proper maintenance is essential for the long life of your
When you buy a stove you make a long-term commitment. It is
therefore important to take good and proper care of your stove to
ensure its long life. All RAIS stoves come equipped with
maintenance and cleaning information specific to that stove.
Below you will find a list of general advice and hints on
cleaning and maintenance of RAIS wood-burning stoves.
The chimney sweep must check your chimney and stove at least
once every year.
A sooty glass door can be cleaned with the help of ash. Moisten
a piece of paper, dip it in ash and rub it over the glass to clean
it. You may also use glass cleaner which can be purchased at all
The firebox is cleaned by removing the ash through the riddling
grate into the ash pan, or the ash can be shoveled directly into a
bucket. The ash must be stored in a non-flammable container until
it is suitably cold. However, it is prudent to not remove all the
ash during cleaning as the fire burns best when there is a layer of
ash in the firebox.
Ash once cooled can be used as fertilizer in the garden or it
can simply be thrown out.
Soapstone can be cleaned with a regular paint thinner purchased
from any paint store. However, if there are spots on the soapstone
that cannot be cleaned with a thinner they can be removed with
The stove exterior can be best cleaned with a dry sponge. You
may also clean the exterior of your stove with Senotherm spray.
Senotherm ensures that your stove maintains a clean and attractive
surface for years to come and can be purchased from your RAIS
The stove should be cold before cleaning and maintenance is