Wood burning stove. How to avoid soot on the glass window?

I own a wood burning stove with a glass window in the front.
Right after lighting the stove the glass begins to be covered with soot and within half an hour nothing can be seen through it. It is not only soot, but resin as well and it is extremely hard to remove after the stove cools off.
I love to look at the flames, so: Does anyone know how to avoid this problem? Is there maybe any type of coating for the inside of the glass, so that soot and resin cannot adhere to it?

It''s the wood you're burning. It's either too wet or unseasoned. If you're cutting an splitting your own wood, it should "season" for at least 6 months in a dry condition. Keep covered until ready to burn. If you don't have that luxury, you can buy seasoned wood from a reputable supplier, and mix in your "green" wood once the fire is burning hot. This will keep the glass clean. I don't know of any product you can put on the glass that will prevent soot buildup.

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2 Responses to “Wood burning stove. How to avoid soot on the glass window?”

  1. pumpdatiron says:

    It''s the wood you're burning. It's either too wet or unseasoned. If you're cutting an splitting your own wood, it should "season" for at least 6 months in a dry condition. Keep covered until ready to burn. If you don't have that luxury, you can buy seasoned wood from a reputable supplier, and mix in your "green" wood once the fire is burning hot. This will keep the glass clean. I don't know of any product you can put on the glass that will prevent soot buildup.
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  2. roeskats says:

    If the stove is attached to the chimney it could be soot from the chimney. Just before I start my wood stove for the winter the we clean the chimney. Also clean out the inside of the stove using a shop vac. Another option is to call a chimney sweep.
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