Recommended Maintenance of a Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stove (Annually or as needed)

Recommended Maintenance of a Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stove (Annually or as needed)

  1. Disconnect the chimney and clean it with a chimney brush
  2. Vacuum inside the smoke collar on top of the baffle
  3. Pull rocks, check and replace disintegrating rocks
  4. Vacuum rock box, firebox, and ash pan surround
  5. Check the fire brick; cracks are okay.  If the brick is disintegrating, replace
  6. Kuuma sauna stoves are made with thick American-made mild steel.  To help protect the longevity of your stove, we recommend using a Scotchbrite pad to scuff areas where paint has chipped, scratched, and worn away (Especially in the rock box area).  Then, touch up the areas with a black high temp flat/matte paint (StoveBrite, Thrumalox, VRT, Rustoleum, all available at box stores, auto part stores, or on Amazon).  The paint will help keep a protective barrier between the water and the metal of the stove. 
  7. Always remember to do the bake and breath method when you finish your sauna session for the day.  Bake and Breathe method (Blog)

These few simple steps will help you protect, keep it looking nice, and extend the longevity of your KUUMA sauna stove for years or decades to come.

Repainted Kuuma Wood Burning Sauna Stove before cleaning the glass