Cast Iron Wood Stove
When people refer to cast iron, they tend to mean gray cast iron. Cast iron is created by melting pig iron and other scrap metal down, and then putting the molten iron into a cast. Cast iron is durable and tends to be used in a wide number of applications, including car parts, pipes, and wood stoves. Many manufacturers have gotten away from total cast iron stoves as they are very heavy. Steel wood stoves are the normal material now, with some cast iron components.
Cast iron wood stoves are efficient, elegant heating appliances. They don’t always look like cast iron. Some manufacturers have devised methods to make them look like they are made of different materials. Some cast iron stoves have been enameled in a wide variety of colors, or covered in marble or porcelain. This makes it easier to match cast iron models to a variety of styles and home decors.
But if you are attracted to the classic look of a cast iron models, you’re not out of luck. The modern design emphasizes elegance and style as well as utility. A good number of cast iron stoves on the market are available in smaller sizes to comfortably fit in any room or home.
Cast iron wood stoves hold their heat extremely well and tend to radiate their heat to the whole iron surface. This makes them very good for cook stoves as the top metal heating surface will get heat from the lower wood heat area.
Here are some top choices for cast iron wood stoves:
Vogelzang BX22 Boxwood
A basic, no frills model, it still delivers decent power. Its only rated up to 600 sq. ft. so its really meant for a garage or small hunting cabin. Its ideally designed to double as a cook stove with its boxwood design. This is the cheapest cast iron stove we've seen, or any new stove for that matter.
Its a step up from the 22E and is rated up to 800 sq. dt. Its ideally designed to double as a cook stove with its boxwood design. Its only a few dollars more so it is a good buy over the smaller models.
Another Vogelzang boxwood design. Its a little more robust than the 26E. Its higher BTU rating makes it rated to heat up to a 1200 sq. ft area. A little more pricy but it will obviously heat a bigger area.
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