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Why You Should Pick a Cast Iron Stove

Why You Should Pick a Cast Iron Stove 0

Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and designs to make sure that homeowners can find a stove that suits their home and their tastes. But did you know that the material your stove is made from is just as important as the design and the size?

In the UK we have a long history of using cast iron for household appliances, from cookers to cook wear, heating appliances and more. So it’s no surprise that this is a popular choice for wood burning stoves as well.

Typically, wood burning and multi-fuel stoves tend to be built from either cast iron or steel. Each of these materials has its own advantages and disadvantages, but both can drastically change the stove that you purchase for your home.

In this blog, we take a deeper look into the advantages of purchasing a cast iron wood burning stove and recommend some of our favourite models that we stock here at Stove Supermarket.

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How do I choose the right heat output for my wood burning stove?

How do I choose the right heat output for my wood burning stove? 0

When deciding on the perfect new stove to add to your home, a factor often worth taking into consideration is the amount of heat you would like your brand new stove to provide. The heat output of any stove will most likely be featured somewhere within the name or description of the stove, and will be a figure measured in kiloWatts (kW).

When deciding on a stove to invest in, the heat output is a highly important factor for a number of reasons. If the heat output of your stove is too big and your stove is producing too much heat, your whole room could overheat. However should your stove produce too little heat, your room may not feel warm enough and there is also a possibility that you will go through a large amount of fuel whilst your stove is not actually burning to its maximum efficiency.

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Wood Burning Stove Maintenance: What do I need to do?

Wood Burning Stove Maintenance: What do I need to do? 0

It’s getting to that time of year where the warmer weather looks like it might be around to stay, and you may be thinking about giving your stove a summer cleaning while you’re no longer using it regularly.

We may have already covered the best way to clean your wood burning or multi-fuel stove during prolonged periods of non-use, but how else can you care for your stove to ensure that it continues to function for a long time?

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Top Tips for Seasoning Wood for Fuel

Top Tips for Seasoning Wood for Fuel 0

It is easy and convenient to purchase pre-seasoned wood and logs for your wood burning or multi-fuel stove, as many of these are readily available at many petrol stations and garden centres across the country.

But, have you ever wondered how easy it would be to season your own wood for use in your wood burning stove? Perhaps you have a farm nearby that often has wood for sale, or have an old tree in your back garden that you are looking to clear?

While sourcing your own wood for fuel may not be something that is possible for every wood burning or multi-fuel stove owner, it may be something that you’d like to consider in the future. Check out these top tips on how to properly season wood for fuel – we’ve done the research so you don’t have to!

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Inset vs Free Standing Stoves – Which do I need?

Inset vs Free Standing Stoves – Which do I need? 0

One of the most important things you need to consider when purchasing a wood burning or multi-fuel stove is the style. Wood burning and multi-fuel stoves come in a wide variety of shapes, styles and colours, but the main question people often forget to ask themselves is one of the most obvious – do I need an inset or a free standing stove?

Are you wanting your stove to sit within an existing fireplace? Is your stove going in a large room in your home? Do you want your stove to slot into an existing fireplace, or are you without a chimney breast?

Here at Stove Supermarket, we want to make your decision easier, and that’s why we’ve pulled together some of the reasons why you may be swayed one way or another. Whatever your needs, we are sure we have a wood burning or multi-fuel stove to suit them!

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What is a DEFRA Exempt Stove and why is it important?

What is a DEFRA Exempt Stove and why is it important? 0

When it comes to purchasing a stove for your home, there’s a lot of things that you need to consider – the style of the stove, the material the stove is made from, and the fuel that it is going to burn.

You may have noticed across our site that a number of wood burning or multi fuel stoves are listed as being DEFRA Exempt or DEFRA Approved. To the average homeowner, this may seem like jargon that they do not need to pay attention to, but that could not be further from the case.

Although they may not seem like it, both of these terms are interchangeable with each other and signify that the wood burning or multi-fuel stove has been approved by DEFRA for use in a UK Smoke Control Area.

But why is this important?

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