Here’s what it looks like with the new cleaner.
When I bought the stove I got some cleaner in bottles that looked like this:
The original bottle that I bought a year before looked the same, but contained Muratic Acid. The newer formulation contains Isopropanol. Clearly dangerous based on the labeling.
But this product works just as well, has a much better odor and no scary warnings.
Also it is much cheaper.
Basically this is a natural soap formulation and it works fine to clean off creosote and other deposits from my stove. You might like to try products like this to clean your stove.