Today’s wood burning stoves come in a lot of variations. They differ in sizes, styles, prices and materials that are made of. They even come in types for either indoor or outdoor used. Despite the differences though, they all need proper care and maintenance to be working at their best.
Wood burning cook stoves are basically of two uses. The first one is for cooking or warming food both inside and outside the house as what they are called gives away. The second use is for heating a room during the cold season.
There are a lot of benefits that can be gained with the installation of contemporary wood burning stoves. They can be used as cost efficient heating system. They can also work independently as they are unaffected by sudden power interruptions. Apart from that, they also add a touch of old Victorian elegance in a kitchen.
However, as been said, to make them work at their best, wood burning cook stoves made of cast iron or any other material need to be properly cared and maintained. And here are some of the tips that you can implement.
Clean it regularly – No matter how small or big your wood burning stove is, dirt can accumulate on it, and so it must be regularly cleaned. The stove pipe must be cleared at least once a year to get rid of creosote. For the outside part of the stove, it must be cleaned every day and kept dry to prevent rust building.
Remove the ash – Empty the ash bin once every month. This prevents ash build up that could hinder the proper flow of air while stove is in use. Thus, to remove ash makes the stove work efficiently.
Check the parts – Make sure that every part of the stove is working properly. This enables the device to work effectively and to operate safely. For example, the stove’s door must be made sure to close properly and securely as it
Clean the chimney – You should hire a professional chimney sweeper for this. Chimney can be clogged by continuous use of stove making it disperse smoke inside your house instead of outside.
These steps should work as well on antique wood burning stoves from UK, US or anywhere else in the world. They should always be remembered as they are valuable information to make wood stoves be at their peak. To implement these steps is to basically get the most out of the money you have spent for the stove you purchased.