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Old 12-18-2007, 02:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone? DH wants to get one whenever we build our new house. Does anyone do all their cooking on one? DH's grandma did and never wanted to make the transition to a regular one because she said food just didn't taste the same that way.

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I would if I had one. I've had food cooked on a wood burning stove and your gma is right, food just tastes so cooked up that way.

If you aren't sure you'll be comfortable with it being 100% your cooking get a smaller "appartment" sized stove as a second option or for quick cooking options when the wood stove isn't stoked up.

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I want to have one of these, with a small electirc stove for backup, and an outdoor "summer kitchen for hot days.
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My mother uses this stove:
http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...UCT&itemID=484

She LOVES it and can stop baking....not good if your watching your figure LOL
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I'm fairly new at wood cook stove cooking. We just installed a vintage Sears Roebuck Classic in the middle of our living room. Cooking is much easier than baking! My first loaf of bread turned out scorched on one side and slightly underdone on the other.

We like the wood cook stove idea very much, so we are planning on buying a brand new one, one that has a large airtight firebox. The Classic has to be fed at least once an hour and won't hold a fire more than 2 hours, so has to be relit each morning.

I don't know if I'd like cooking on it, if I had to start the fire for each meal. But we are using it as heat for the living room, so it's almost always got a fire going.

I hope this helps!

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Yeah- we do! Gluten free dairy free pizza baking in the oven right now! I'll never go back to gas as long as I live.

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We'll probably use it for heat in the winter and cooking/baking. The summers are really hot here so we'll have a regular oven as well.

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