Do we have a compendium of all the different wood cookstoves (cooks with wood, not made from wood, obviously)? I'm looking for a big long list of what's available (to buy and/or make) and the pros and cons of each one.
If we don't have a list like that here, can you help me make one?
Something that would be useful in a kitchen. A hob (cooktop for pots and stuff) would be a must. An oven would be a bonus.
Really what I would love is a great big list of what is out there. Something I can show someone who hasn't thought about installing a wood-fired cookstove before, but might be amenable to the idea of having one in their kitchen for winter cooking. They could look at the list (with pictures would be amazing), get a general idea of what's out there, then look up the specific stove(s) they like best.
Probably better to just have those made on the N American mainland as the cost of postage of these darlings from Europe would be huge as they weight tonnes
But I would love an esse or Rayburn and it's a pity they don't make 4 oven arga s any more .
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I have my own personal motives for wanting one great big go-to awesome list of wood cookstove ideas... but I also think it would be useful for others as well. I think since we have visitors from all over the world, a north America only list would be limiting. I think shipping costs could go under the 'con' part of the description. I'm also thinking a mix of build it yourself, and prebuilt stoves and things like the walker stove which appears to be an insert that you buy then build the stove around it.
Imagine someone totally new to the idea of cooking with fire - never dreamed it was possible to use wood to produce heat. That's what electrisity is for, that's what humans have always done since the dawn of time... used the electric hob. Suddenly someone mentions this weird idea: a cookstove for cooking that uses wood! Revolutionary! Show me more! They go to google, get board, give up... Or... They go to google, find this totally awesome thread that has a big long list of cookstoves on permies.com and become totally enthusiastic, wonder what permaculture is and why the heck is it so darn awesome!
We cooked on a little Daisy Washington for years. It was small enough the two of us could carry it outside into the yard for summer cooking and canning and then back in the cabin for the winter. It needed well split wood to get the oven hot enough to bake and had plenty of stove top to cook and heat water all at once. We sealed it over and over again with ashes and salt??? I think.....it was all a little loose and worn, well used before we found it and a sweet little stove. I wish we had kept it. I tried to find a picture on line, but no luck.
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Here's what we use outside in summer...being Australia I doubt you'll have a "Metters BEGA #3" but this is well over 100 yrs old. Normally they are bricked into a masonry chimney although back in 1895 a lot of them just had corro sheeting wrapped around them.The house's were little more than wood slap huts with paper bark roof's.
The favorites of the local Amish are the kitchen queen and the Ashland deluxe, plus a few others. Being made by and sold to the Amish, finding stuff on the web is a little difficult.
I have an Ashland deluxe and LOVE it. Heats the house, cooks, bakes, and has a water loop so it heats all water for the house in the winter.
You can Google those stove names and also look up obadiah's wood stove shop in Montana (I think) that has lots of cabin and off grid options.
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I have a Kitchen Queen. It is a wood stove on the left and an oven on the right. It works differently than most cookstoves..the heat is convection around the oven. The heat is drawn from the fire side around the oven box and out.
I have the cooktop and heat portion “ down” but am still working on how to regulate the oven for baking. It’s a small-ish oven and tends to get hot fast. And stay hot.
All in all tho I have to admit it runs us out of 1400 square feet..is easy to clean, holds a fire like a champ. We have used wood to heat our whole life..we’re in our 60’s and I love this stove.
Very timely I just posted that I am re learning the art of a cook stove oven..it’s not an art one learns overnight.