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THE FIRE­PLACE

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The fire­place

Take your open fire or wood­burner from filthy to flaw­less with these clean­ing essentials

THE HEARTH BRUSH & PAN Keep this neat set handy for speedy sweep-ups. The pan is made of sturdy gal­vanised steel with a coarse-bris­tled wooden brush.

£8, GAR­DEN TRAD­ING Buy now with OWNABLE

THE GRATE BLACKENER Just a dab of this trad tried-and-tested black pol­ish gets rid of rust and scratches and re­vi­talises cast-iron grates and stoves.

£4.49 FOR A 75ML TUBE, THE RANGE Buy now with OWNABLE

THE HEAT-RE­SIS­TANT MITTS These longer-length tough suede gloves will pro­tect hands and arms from stray coals and ashes or hot-tothe-touch han­dles and sur­faces. £22, COX & COX Buy now with OWNABLE

THE SOOT STOP­PER

Pre­vent soot and cre­osote build-up and im­prove flue ef­fi­ciency with these mess-free sa­chets for open fires, stoves and solid fuel fires.

£2.50 FOR 10, WILKO Buy now with OWNABLE

THE GLASS BL­ITZER Give the win­dow of your wood­burner a blast of this spray-on stove glass cleaner and the burnt-on tar, smoke and soot build-up will wipe away in no time. £5.99 FOR 500ML, LAKE­LAND Buy now with OWNABLE

THE FIRE­SIDE MUST-HAVE This long-han­dled com­pan­ion set has all you need for quick tidy-ups – brush, dust­pan, log grab­ber and poker – in a smart an­tique pewter fin­ish.

£85, CUCK­OOLAND Buy now with OWNABLE

THE ASH GRAB­BER

Avoid clog­ging up your vac­uum by us­ing this ash cleaner at­tach­ment that con­nects to the hose and catches all the muck in­side the lid­ded bucket.

£19.99, CLAS OHLSON Buy now with OWNABLE

THE SMART FIRE SCREEN The fine mesh of this steel Jut­land fire screen will pro­tect floor and fur­ni­ture from stray sparks and em­bers, and leave less mess on the hearth to clear away. £75, BLACK BY DE­SIGN Buy now with OWNABLE

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