Q: I saw a photo of a black wood cook stove in an Amish home and noticed how brightly it shines! What do they use to clean it? Mine is such a dull black.
~ Jacqui McMahon
A: The shininess of a cook stove can depend on the model. Amish people typically use Emory cloth to shine the top, and the sides are often washed with vinegar water to keep it sparkling.
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