My H & I just bought our first home, and in what will be our living room, we have a fireplace. I had it inspected and everything was fine and we are able to use it...the only thing is, the front/face of it has a lot of residue/soot ...and I want to clean this off the brick. I have heard that oven cleaner is great for this type of cleaning. Has anyone tried this, or have any other suggestions/solutions that they have tried or used??