We have two wood stoves we use to heat the main areas of our house. There is one in the dining room, that was inserted into a regular fireplace opening long before we moved in. There is also one husband installed in the living room right after we moved in to help with the heating costs. The stove he put in is a little hundred-year-old model that was found buried in the back of one of his relative’s storage garages. It has served us well the past couple years.
Unfortunately, a large crack in the firebox has made it necessary to find a replacement.
We decided to get a wood stove that we have been drooling over for awhile now. What is so awesome about it is the fact that it looks great in a living room, but functions as a stove top and oven as well if you want it to. We lose electricity a couple times each winter and this will be excellent to cook on in those times – plus just for the fun of it whenever. Not to mention heating water for tea on it regularly, and heating water to humidify the room since our climate mixed with using wood stoves to heat causes major dryness.
And more importantly than the fact that we can cook and bake with it is the fact that it is WAY more efficient and will heat that end of the house much better than the old one was and with less wood. We have been using it for a few days now and have been very surprised at how little wood we have used and how long the heat lasts.
We are really excited about this new stove!