The Heartland Sweet Heart Wood Cook Stove - Ivory will create an iconic look in your home with it's unrivaled craftsmanship and the attention detail - along with it's functionality. This cook stove offers dependability, comfort and tremendous versatility. Heartland Wood Cook Stoves have been heating homes, warming water and cooking meals for almost a century.
- Heating Capacity: 800 - 1,500 sq. ft.
- Heat Output: 35,000 BTUs/hr
- Flue size: 6"
- Cooking surface dimensions: 29.5" W x 21" D
- Oven size: 1.7 cubic feet
With this Heartland Sweet Heart Wood Cook Stove - Ivory, you can keep your home glowing through ice and snow and power failures. The Sweetheart is capable of heating up to 1,500 square feet. No matter what is happening outside, you can still enjoy everything from a hot cup of cocoa to a snug night’s sleep.
This stove will provide you and your family with unforgettable flavor! The oven is heated from all sides, cooking the food evenly and to perfection every time. Thaw your frozen food, warm your plates or watch your dough rise in the warming closet.
The cast iron top provides an excellent large cooking area for griddling, frying, basting and simmering. This cast iron stove top cooks like cast iron cookware, once heated retains the heat for a long time. Successful stove top and oven cooking will not result from trying to fire the stove up immediately but by having a heated stove and ‘banking’ the fire to retain the temperature required.
Woodstove cooking methods are as diverse as their owners - there is no right or wrong way only, in time, your way. When using the baking in the oven the stove should be at the charcoal stage of the combustion process before the oven is ready for cooking. The damper position will effect the temperature of the fire resulting in the oven temperature changing. Tending of the fire during baking times is necessary to keep temperatures level.
The firewood you use in your wood burning cook stove will make an important contribution to successful operation. To achieve the best performance and overall efficiency it is recommended to use firewood that has been split, stacked and air-dried undercover from rain for at least one year. Burning improperly seasoned or “green” wood can be a frustrating experience leading to poor performance, smoky fires and a build-up of creosote. Do not burn saltwater driftwood refuse, rubber tires, etc. - the use of improper fuels can cause a fire hazard and lead to a premature deterioration of the stove components, voiding the warranty.
- Benefits of Burning Dry Wood:
- Gives up to 25% higher efficiency
- It produces less creosote
- Ignites faster and smokes less
- Valuable heat is lost in the fire as it dries out wet wood
Visually, the sweetheart stove has a rectangular shaped firebox and can accept wood up to 16" long. Load the firebox from the top or front and the included ash pan will catch ash and embers - easy to remove with the sliding track. The firebox and oven vent with a 6" flue pipe.