Steel and cast iron stoves are made to last for years and decades however any wood burner it will require some TLC throughout its life. If your maintenance is carried out every year then thee is no reason why your stove cant last for 20 plus years. Always refer to your stove use manual and follow their instructions, for safe operation and maintenance.
Maintenance General Guidance.
Typically the main parts that take a bit of a bashing on a daily basis so are the ones that are generally replaced, such as Baffle Plates, Fire Bricks, Fire Grates, Log retainers, Stove Glass and often glass clips and screws.
when to replace the existing stove glass?
Stove glass is the most often replaced part of any working wood burning stove. This heat resistant ceramic glass has excellent performance properties when it comes to heat resistance and thermal stock resistance however it is still susceptible to both breakakes and also scratches like normal glass. If your glass shatters or cracks we highly recommended that you replace this glass before working your stove for your safety and efficient working of your stove.
There are quite a few reasons why one might consider finding a replacement fire glass. Sometimes, the glass that comes with the stove is not of the highest quality and it will crack because of the heat, it could also be that soot attaches itself to the glass and, as you bake it over and over, it becomes irremovable.
Maintenance Products/ Stove spare parts
Throat plates etc.