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3 Benefits of Owning a Cast Iron Cook Stove

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 14 July 2021
3 Benefits of Owning a Cast Iron Cook Stove
While cook stoves have a nostalgic and humble feel to them, they are no longer an appliance of the past. Cast iron cook stoves have made a huge comeback in recent years and are seen as not only an efficient way to heat your home and make delicious meals for your family, but they also look elegant and are a major conversation piece. Plus, there's nothing better than sitting around a warm, wood-burning cook stove in Ontario on a rainy or snowy day any time of the year! We're here with...
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Amish Wood Cook Stoves - A Canadian Tradition

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 9 June 2021
Amish Wood Cook Stoves - A Canadian Tradition
The Amish of Canada settled in Southern Ontario from the US and Europe in the early 1800s. Due to the Amish lifestyle being a deliberate separation from the world and its values to main self sufficiency, the Amish people do not use electricity and therefore rely on wood burning cook stoves both to eat and to survive the unpredictable Canadian seasons. These amish wood cook stoves have made quite a comeback in Canada in recent years due to the rising costs of heat, electricity, and gas in ...
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When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Wood Cook Stove in Canada?

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 12 May 2021
When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Wood Cook Stove in Canada?
When you think about buying a wood burning stove, your mind probably goes straight to cozy nights by the fire in wool socks with hot cocoa, and snow falling steadily outside your window. But wait, who wants to think about snow in the springtime?! While we all look forward to warmer days and longer nights, winter maybe the last thing on our minds. But now is actually the best time to invest in a wood cook stove. Why Spring/Summer is the Best Time to Purchase a Wood Stove If you wait until...
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What Size Wood Stove Do I Need?

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 13 April 2021
What Size Wood Stove Do I Need?
Once you've made the decision to invest in a wood burning stove and picked out an appropriate space for it in your home, the next step is to determine the size wood burning stove you need. Northern Cookstoves is here to break down a variety of factors to take into consideration when selecting a small, medium, large, or extra large wood stove. The Right Wood Stove Size to Heat Your Home If you're calculating by square footage, as a benchmark: A small wood stove can generally...
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The Importance of WETT Inspections

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 11 March 2021
The Importance of WETT Inspections
Did you know that most home insurance policies will not cover your wood stove or damages resulting from it (such as house fires) without a WETT inspection by a WETT certified technician? You may have heard that you need to learn how to "WETT certify" your wood stove. This is an important distinction. Actually, a wood stove cannot be WETT certified, only WETT inspected by a WETT certified professional. While it is not a requirement to own and run one, WETT inspections have many ben...
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