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Rutland Toss-In Creosote Remover

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Rutland Creosote Remover Stick makes Chimney Cleaning easier!

Rutland’s Toss In Creosote Remover makes chimney cleaning simple and convenient and when used regularly can help reduce the risk of a chimney fire. This product also makes fires burn cleaner and improves the efficiency of your wood stove and/or insert.

What is Creosote?

As a wood fire burns, combustion byproducts are released and smoke is generated. This smoke travels through the chimney venting system before it is released. As these byproducts begin to cool they form condensation on the walls of the chimney. This condensation is what transforms into creosote.

At first Creosote forms in a flaky state that is easy to remove with a basic chimney brush, but if creosote is allowed to sit untreated, over time it will build up into a thick and sticky, tar-like substance that if left untreated can become very flammable and can also block smoke from leaving the chimney. Creosote can become so flammable that one simple spark would be enough to ignite a chimney fire.

How does the Toss In Stick destroy creosote and make removing it easier?

This product comes in a premeasured 3 ounce stick that is simply tossed directly into a brisk fire. The stick is made up of a solid granular material that is activated by heat. Once activated it travels through the venting system and modifies the creosote by changing it from the thick tar-like substance into a loose powdery ash deposit that can easily be swept away during your next chimney cleaning.

If you are looking for a set of chimney brushes, here is some information on Selecting the Correct Chimney Brush

How to use the Rutland  Best Toss-In Creosote Remover?

Once your wood fire has been burning for at least fifteen to twenty minutes and you have a hot bed of coals, then you simply toss the entire tube into the fire. Once the fire reaches 265 degrees the product will activate. Then you will want to stoke the fire and leave all the ashes in until the fire burns out completely. This allows the product to work to its fullest potential.

A few important things to keep in mind:

  • While the Toss-In Creosote Remover can make chimney cleaning easier, no chemical treatment can replace the need for regularly scheduled, professional chimney sweeping.
  • This product is designed for use in air-tight wood stoves, as well as wood burning inserts and fireplaces. 
  • It is safe to use in all types of chimneys.
  • It is not intended for use in gas fireplaces or with gas log set ups.
  • There is a chance that soot may fall down and block elbows in the flue. It is always a good idea to check for blockages as creosote begins to loosen. Always remember to remove debris once the fireplace and venting have had a chance to cool.
  • It is recommended to use 2 tubes of Rutland’s Toss-In Creosote Remover weekly for the first month and then transition to 1 tube per week.

Save on quantities of 36 or more.

Looking for a creosote cleaner for Pellet Stoves?

Have a pellet stove? For pellet stoves check out our Anti-Creosote Remover.

How does creosote remover work?

The Rutland Toss-In Creosote Remover comes in a convenient stick that is tossed directly into a brisk fire. Once the product activates it causes a chemical reaction that helps break down the sticky tar-like creosote into a loose powdery ash that can easily be swept away once the fireplace and chimney have cooled.

How to remove glazed creosote from chimney?

The development of Creosote is a three stage process. In its first stage it is a flaky material that is easy to clean with a proper set of chimney brushes. In its second stage it is thicker and harder and resembles a shiny glass like compound. In this stage it can’t easily be removed with a chimney brush. A Chemical cleaner such as the Rutland’s Toss In Creosote Remover, should be able to help transform the creosote back into a powdery ash that can be cleaned with a proper set of chimney brushes. If Creosote is allowed to reach the third stage this is where it more resembles a thick tar-like substance. In this stage, you will need a stronger plan of attack, which could include using the Rutland Creosote Remover twice a week for the first month, and attempting to clean the venting system after each use. 

If you are unsure how much creosote has built up within your fireplace system then it is strongly encouraged to contact a professional chimney sweep and have them come out and inspect your system and determine the best course of action. 

Creosote is extremely flammable and contains volatile chemicals that can cause serious health problems and property damage to your home if left untreated.

How to get rid of creosote buildup?

It is recommended to use two sticks a week for the first month and then transition to one tube every week. Then once the chimney cools, it is best to perform a proper chimney cleaning to remove any buildup.

California Proposition 65 Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Crystalline Silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancerFor more information go to

  • Toss-in creosote remover
  • Not meant to replace chimney cleaning
  • To be used in air-tight stoves or fireplaces with inserts
  • Reduces chimney creosote to harmless ash.
Make your chimney cleaning experience easier and burn safer with toss-in creosote remover.
  • Easy to use
  • Makes fires burn cleaner
  • Apply twice weekly for the first month (apply weekly for continuous use)
  • For use in airtight wood stoves, inserts, and fireplaces
  • Safe to use in all types of chimneys
  • Changes creosote into a brush-able powder
  • Improves efficiency of the stove or insert
  • Reduces danger of chimney fires

Not for us in gas fireplaces or with gas logs

1.00 (in)
1.00 (in)
8.00 (in)
Country Of Origin:
United States
Product Type:
Creosote Remover
Product Type:
Chimney Maintenance
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