The first question you might ask is, “What’s the difference between a wood heating and a wood cooking stove?”
The short answer is that you can cook ON and IN a wood cooking stove but you can only cook ON a wood heating stove.
The wood cook stove will have an oven, as well as burners, while a wood heating stove has a firebox in place of the oven but some models include a place on top for a cooking pan or skillet.
A wood cooking stove will heat the room in which it is placed, but is designed to get hot fast, to cook your food. A wood heating stove is designed to burn at a consistent temperature over a long period of time.
Some wood cooking stoves come with a water reservoir, so you can heat water while you are cooking your food.
Meet the Pioneer Princess Wood Cookstove: lehmans.com/product/pioneer-princess-wood-cookstove/
The wood cooking stove does not have dials to set the temperature. The burners closest to the firebox are the hottest so there is a bit of a learning curve. A wood cooking stove is perfect for slow cooking food all day long – you just move the pot or skillet farther away from the fire box.
So that’s how they differ, but how are they similar?
Both heating and cooking stoves come in different sizes, colors, and price ranges. Both will save you money, particularly if you have access to free firewood. And wood is a renewable energy so you are also saving the planet.
Learn about stoves here: lehmans.com/category/stoves
None of the wood burning stoves require any electricity and are perfect for an off-grid homestead or as back-up heating and cooking during a power outage.
Wood heat is a dry, warm heat so your home will be cozy and your food will be delicious.
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As the Director of Marketing for Lehman’s (and daughter of company founder Jay Lehman), Glenda Ervin is responsible for the customers’ view of the brand.