Wood burning stoves for cooking

Stoves you can cook on and some that you can cook "in". You can in fact cook "on" any stove as longs you don't mind a few scratches on the flat surface. Cooking stoves tend to have a metal plate up top (but nothing to stop you adding your own plate). You may wish to exit the rear of the stove as this frees room "up top".

IMPORTANT: The stoves below may need additional options to upgrade to enable cooking to be possible.

Before the advent of modern stoves and ovens, wood-burning stoves were commonly used for cooking. Here are some tips and things to consider:

  1. Temperature Control: Managing heat can be a challenge because the temperature isn't as easily regulated as it is on a modern stove. You can control the heat by adjusting the amount of wood and the airflow in the stove. Hotter fires are great for boiling or frying, while a larger, slower-burning fire can be good for simmering or slow-cooking.

  2. Cookware: Heavy, sturdy cookware such as cast iron pans are best. They can withstand the high temperatures and distribute heat evenly. Avoid using lightweight pans or those with non-stick coatings, as they can warp or get damaged by the heat.

  3. Cooking Surface: Check out how much room the stove top has - especially of the flue is departing the stove from the top.

  4. Efficiency: It's important to note that while you can cook on a wood-burning stove, they're primarily designed for heating, and cooking on them may not be as efficient or convenient as using a modern stove or oven. But where's the fun in that?

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