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Our Top Tips On Firewood Storage For Your Wood Cook Stove

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 25 October 2021
Our Top Tips On Firewood Storage For Your Wood Cook Stove
Is Your Firewood Pile Winter Ready? As with inboxes and closets, you can tell a lot about a person by the way they organize their firewood. While wood cook stoves remind us of romance, crackling and popping, and intoxicating smoky smells, we rarely associate them with careful planning and meticulous organization. Nevertheless, for many of our ancestors and people such as the Amish, this is exactly what relying on a wood cook stove can mean. While it can seem fairly simple to go out and pick...
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3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Wood Burning Stove

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 15 September 2021
3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Wood Burning Stove
There is something special about the radiant heat and unique smell of wood fire. A wood burning stove provides an attractive and practical way of warming your home. Recent developments in energy efficiency have made this rustic and traditional appliance a popular choice among homeowners. Here are a few things to consider before installing a wood burning stove. Choose the Right Heating Capacity for your Room Size Choosing the right wood burning stove will depend on the size of your room. As ...
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4 Pro Tips For Wood Burning Stove Maintenance

Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 16 August 2021
4 Pro Tips For Wood Burning Stove Maintenance
There is a certain romance in owning a traditional wood burning stove. The idea of wood fire crackling, radiating warmth on a cold winter night brings a sense of nostalgia. Despite technological advances, people still love using wood burning stoves not only for their aesthetic appeal but their efficiency in generating heat. It can save you money by reducing your dependency on Hydro. Modern fireplaces lose a lot of the heat from chimneys giving it a heat efficiency of about 10%, but woo...
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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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