Wood Heat/Cooker Combo Stove

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This has been a project that started early 2022, I wanted a new combo wood stove, I figured out what we need for sqaure foot heating, I figured out what I had to have in regards to being able to cook and then I added a wish list. 

This awesome cookstove made in Quebec fit the bill and I went to buy it.. hahaha..

Like most things it was out of stock across canada and it had a hefty backorder numbers on it, to the point that they first refused to even let me order it, I finally asked if they could call and at least ask if I could not get on this pre -order when would I be allowed to pre-order on the next planned shipments, 

They had noted that they expected two shipments of pre-orders to go out in 2022. Once they spoke to the guys in montreal, they agreed to put me on the wait list but I would not know if I would get that one of the last ones on the first of the year shipment or be on the first of the list on the second of the year shipment.

I made it into the first an so this black beauty arrived on the farm early spring and part of it was installed and there is sat for months to be honest, I started pushing to get things sorted in the early fall but to get a booking date for the crew was proving difficult.

Thankfully all the cords of wood I had ordered arrived on time, so we are not lacking there at all!

I got a date and then I got covid and ended up in the hospital and so they cancelled not wanting to come to the house.. I finally got a new booking date in early dec, with the promise of a fire for christmas, and sure as shoot.. it was right in the middle of me being back in the hospital, I was still in and it was to be done but hubby was watch to find out if he was going to get it and so they didn’t want to risk the crew getting sick and cancelled on me again.

So I was so happy when late last week, they woke me up at a crazy early time with (Morning, we have a cancelled work day and the crew is waiting on the road for you to wake up and so on..)  It was one of those stumble around for a while but otherwise, get it sorted.  

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The crew got it finished and we were able to get the inspection the very next day! It is wonderful to know that we have the new stove ready to help heat the house in winter but just as important is that it can also be used to cook on reducing both propane and power use!

Do you have a wood stove? outdoor only? Heating only, combo unit that you can cook and heat with or do you have a big old proper woodstove with the oven and water heating and maybe even more?

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12 Responses to Wood Heat/Cooker Combo Stove

  1. Congrats (finally!!) Val, lol

  2. Debbie says:

    Love wood heat and has been our primary source of heat for forty nine years although our winters in Tennessee are much milder.

    • That’s just awesome. do you have your woodlot, I figure you most likely do given that you have heated with it that long or do you have a long standing relationship with a local wood supplier?

      • Debbie says:

        We are cattle farmers and cut down trees. We have had logging in the past, plenty of wood to share. Our stove is is the basement so the mess is less. We plan to continue to burn wood as long as we are physically able but we do have gas logs that we use if needed and heat pump that has not been used years.

      • Very nice, glad you have lots of wood, with our storms this year, I figure when its all cut up and stacked to dry it will be at least three or more years worth of fire wood for us. its certainly going to be a big job with those trees but we will not waste any. We put in a heat pump this year as well, the ductless kind as our old 105 this year farm house has no ducts for the upstairs and we wanted to get away from the base heaters.

  3. Galadriel says:

    We had a multi fuel stove fitted in our existing fireplace last spring (an acquaintance gave it to us after upgrading, though we had to pay for fitting). It’s meant for heating but has a flat top large enough for a kettle and three pots/pans. I’ve been heating our water for dishes every day, as well as for hot drinks and hot water bottles. The top doesn’t usually get hot enough for long enough to cook on; I can do simple stuff like hardboiled eggs or porridge, though they take longer than on my induction stove top.

    I’ve also experimented with baking inside the actual stove part, and have burnt several loaves of bread! But have successfully baked potatoes in foil, and have perfected flat breads: heat up a cast iron pan inside the stove till HOT, place it on a trivet on the hearth and cook the flat breads there. Heat the pan back in the stove when it cools down too much, but don’t put the bread back in the stove with it! It would probably be more efficient with two cast iron pans: one always heating up while the other is cooking.

    Have fun learning how it works! It’s nice to have an offgrid source of heating and cooking.

    • Thanks for the impute, I have a good amount of cast iron wear and I have done outdoor coal cooking, I figure it will translate well into coal cooking in the stove itself, the stove has a temp gage so I am learning once I have a bed of coals, how long it will hold temp so example if I need to cook something at 375 for x long. Its clear I can heat water, cook anything in a cast iron pot with lid, stews or soups but I have not tried the griddle yet, i can’t wait to cook my first steaks and so on it. its been a while but I did live with a wood cook stove only for a while back in the day, I am sure it will come back to me quickly 🙂

  4. grammomsblog says:

    Beautiful! I love that you can see the fire too! I’ve had a Heartland Sweetheart cookstove since 1998 and I absolutely love it. I heat my home with it every day winter, fall, and spring while cooking/baking. I keep a three year supply of firewood with one year inside the woodshed. I’ve Heated with wood since 1981. Enjoy!

  5. Lois Shute says:

    Yes, we have a wood stove! We have had it going almost every day all winter since we moved here to the farm in Alberta in 1974. It has the oven and water heater, a warming closet above and a drawer under the oven that also warms. We bought it at a farm auction for $5. All the handles were missing, (They had taken them off to get it outside and left them in the kitchen) It was coated with 1/4 inch of bachelor grease, but the oven was spotless. We found out how old it was when we had a guest over for dinner and he asked where we got the stove. He had a hardware store and had sold it to the fellow we got it from in 1936 – the only year he sold stoves in his store. We were able to get parts for the firebox from a place in Calgary, but haven’t needed any since 1974. If there is a fire burning, I usually cook on it. It bakes wonderful bread. The oven can go up to 600′ if I don’t keep an eye on it. So I burn a few things. The radiant heat from a wood fire is so comforting on a -39′ day. Or even a foggy chill day at 0′.

    Thank for showing us your new beauty. Hope you have many years of pleasure beside it.

    • Thank you so much for sharing such a great story about your stove. I just love when things have history to them and then we go on to create its our own with them as well. Thats awesome that you have the full stove, they are wonderful for sure!

  6. Erica Blais says:

    I currently use a Jotul woodstove to heat my home but would love something that is more multi-purpose. I learned to cook on an old Findlay Acorn in my childhood. Please send me the brand name of your new stove. Not only is if functional but looks nice too.

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