Maintaining your stove

Wood burns best on a bed of its own ash – you don’t have to clean it out before every use.
Mineral fuel – empty the pan regularly to stop ash building and touching the underside of the grate. This will reduce air flow around/ through the grate and can lead to overheating of grate bars and subsequent damage.Throat plates to be cleared at least monthly, or when recommended by the manufacturer in the instruction manual. Always replace grate and fire bricks if they become damaged. Check the door(s) rope seal is still air tight. Overtime rope seals will become compressed sufficiently to allow some combustion air into the stove, reducing your ability to control the flame and also losing significant fuel efficiency.