The Heartland Artisan Wood Cook Stove - Black is unlike any other woodstove. The Artisan's gentle, radiant heat is transferred through the internal cast iron structure, spreading the heat evenly to the ovens and hotplates. Your cooking methods will be transformed with this stove because your food will be infused with heat from all directions, flavors are sealed in without drying.
- Heating Capacity: 1,200 - 1,700 sq. ft.
- Heat Output: 45,000 BTUs/hr
- Flue size: 6"
- Cooking surface dimensions: 29.5" W x 21" D
- Oven size: 14" W x 15.875" D x 12" H (main oven) | 14" W x 15.875" D x 8" H (lower oven)
The very large firebox of the Artisan provides longer burn times and can accommodate wood up to 16” in length. 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
The main oven is 1.5 cu.ft. and is ideal for all types of cooking. The gentle indirect heat radiates in from all sides cooking the food thoroughly. A second oven below provides a second cooking area and operates at around half the temperature of the main oven. The cast iron stovetop provides an excellent large surface for doing griddling, frying, basting and simmering. The two insulated lids help retain heat on the hotplate when they are closed. Heat radiates into the room when the lids are open. Cooking directly on the hotplate is not recommended.