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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 August 2015
This seems to work pretty well on our very large wood-burner stove.
Room inside the thing for a small dog kennel - and a dog with puppies.
So the chimney does clog up over time.
I say 'seem' because we have yet to send anyone (or anything) up the chimney to find out, it's not easy to access.
But the stove just hasn't been drawing well and even in summertime we do occasionally need it here.
Long story short, we have had a pack of these Zip Soot Reducers, used them as directed on five occasions (they recommend two packs at a time) and the chimney does seemingly draw better now.
So at a fiver for the box of 10 tiny sachets (delivered), it's a pound a pop, roughly.
Seems fair value for a result.
They also recommend using two sachets weekly as a regular treatment to prevent further heavy deposits, and that annual sweeping is advisable. Not sure about the weekly treatment, but annual sweeping is a must for our beast.
It's hard to be certain of anything with this cantankerous old stove that once melted-down its aluminium chimney flue-liner into an interesting modern sculpture that appeared in the deepest ashes one spring morning.
But after several fires it really does appear to be lighting-up and drawing better with far fewer blow-backs - and that is what we wanted.
Plan is to sweep it properly now that we have our own set of rods and a brush, recently arrived from Amazon.
Recommended if your chimney needs the soot reducing.

Safety Note: "Contains Ammonium Chloride, Copper (II) Chloride..." "Harmful if swallowed.... etc... etc..."
Keep it well away from kids and pets. You don't have to open the tiny sachets, but I still wore gloves.
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on 13 January 2016
OK but having now read up on the subject, I'm not convinced that these do any good at all. The most important things to keep your chimney in good order are, burn properly seasoned wood (better still kiln dried), ensure stove is at optimum temperature range (270-470) to avoid creosote, and of course have your chimney swept annually.
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on 27 February 2014
I bought these on the recommendation of my chimney sweep. I only use them occasionally, but they do seem to help.
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on 22 January 2015
Certainly clears the soot deposits off the glass in the woodburner doors. I think maybe we have been running our woodburner not quite hot enough though so tar is building up in the chimney. So can't really expect it to work miracles (ie reduce tar as well as soot!) The blue flames the sachets give off are very pretty :)
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on 8 March 2015
Since using soot appears to have reduced considerably..., good product.
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on 3 November 2013
Helps to lessen the risk of chimney fires and less ash also and also helps to stop the chimney smoking.
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on 30 January 2016
This product works very effectively in our multi fuel stove as it quickly reduces the soot allowing the stove to burn cleaner and the glass door door remains clearwe.I would reccomend it and its so eady to use.
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on 20 February 2016
always have the chimney swept in November so puts the soot reducer on the fire just as a procuration , not sure if they work as the chimney should be okay .
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on 25 February 2014
Brilliant product lovely blue flames to watch ,I've read other review's for this item so i went with it not dissapointed ..
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on 9 January 2014
doing its job will see what its like after 5 weeks as its two packets per week ten in a box to be continued.
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