UPDATE: March 23, 2012

After much consideration – and months of in-home testing and scrutinizing – I am convinced that e-cloth® offers a product that is equal in quality and performance to Norwex but is more reasonably priced. I still stand behind my review of the Norwex Enviro cloth, but the e-cloth® General Purpose cloth performs just as well - and is of equally high quality - at a fraction of the price.

We had a fire in our fireplace yesterday but it was a little difficult to fully enjoy it given that the glass doors were BLACK with at least a year’s worth of soot and creosote.

If you have glass doors on your fireplace, you already know that Windex doesn’t work to remove soot or creosote.

We have a special spray that will clean the soot off the glass, but I usually use paper towel with that and am never happy with the streaks or lint that it leaves behind. Plus its expensive and I can’t stand the smell.

So this morning, I got out my Enviro Cloth. And guess what. The glass is sparkling and 100% clean. With only water. And I didn’t have to scrub. Just gentle wiping in a circular motion. It took about a minute and a half.

Our camera is in the shop, otherwise I’d provide a photo here because the results were astounding. Instead, I took a copy of this gorgeous wood stove from onedayglass.com.

For an absolutely streak-free fireplace glass door, you may want to consider the e-cloth glass and polishing cloth.

NOTE: cleaning your fireplace or wood stove windows WILL make your Enviro cloth very dirty.  To keep it from staining, it is very important to rinse the cloth in hot (and slightly soapy) water immediately afterward. You may want to rinse a couple of times. See this post of mine on how I got the stains out of an ivory-coloured cloth after washing the outside of my car.