Benefits Of Choosing A Steel Stove
A steel log burner heats up quicker
Steel is a thinner and less dense material than cast iron, which means that it heats up and conducts heat much faster. Steel stoves are therefore capable of warming up a room far more quickly than cast iron stoves, which makes them a really convenient heating solution.
The fast-heating nature of steel does mean that it doesn't hold its heat for as long as cast iron, which can be a downside if you're looking for a stove that will retain its warmth long after the fire has burned out. However, a stove built from high quality steel like those here at Stove Supermarket still does a very good job of retaining heat while heating up faster than cast iron.
Steel is less susceptible to cracksA downside of cast iron is the potential for it to crack under intense heat, which could lead to dangerous carbon dioxide leaking out of the stove. Whilst, with steel, there is a chance of it warping under excessive heat – it does not pose a risk of cracking like steel does (however, it must be noted that the risk of either is incredibly low with good quality stoves like those here at Stove Supermarket).
Cast iron and steel stoves are manufactured differently and their subsequent designs are very different. Cast iron is made by pouring molten iron into moulds to create several sections which are then bolted together. This limits the design options available and results in a somewhat ornate and very traditional-looking stove. Steel stoves are made by welding steel panels together, which makes it possible to create clean, smooth lines and incredibly sleek, minimalist and modern designs – particularly effective if you’re looking for a stove to complement a chic, contemporary space.
Modern, minimal steel stove designs
However, there are plenty of steel wood burner stoves that have more traditional designs if you want the fast-heating benefits of steel and the classic styling of cast iron - with the Hunter Herald 14 being just one great example of a steel stove with a traditional and ornate design.
Check out our full range of steel stoves to find the perfect design for your home – or get in touch! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01226 816 051 and we’ll be happy to help!
- Stovesupermarket Admin