Wood burning stoves are made from steel, cast iron or soapstone. You will see all three types in our showrooms. Each have advantages. Steel stoves heat up quickly but also cool down quicker than other types. The flat surfaces and convective air chambers designed into the units are conducive to installing a fan.
A soapstone stove will store more heat than any other natural material. It may take a bit longer to heat up, but soapstone will provide a wonderful, steady and consistent heat source, even after the fire dissipates! Because of the properties and veining in the stone, no two soapstone stoves are identical. Each one can be considered a work of art! Cast iron wood burning stoves have been an American favorite for more than 200 years. Decorative castings can be poured into lots of interesting shapes: texturing on the top and sides of stoves, arched doors, the stove's legs and functional cooking surfaces.