The Small Range Cook Stove

The new Salamander Small Cook Range stove


 The new small wood cook stove from Salamander stoves. 

After building a prototype small cook stove oven version of our tiny wood stove for trialing, we have spent the last 18 months carefully designing what we think is the best small wood cook stove you can find. Building into our design all of the design features of larger solid fuel ranges but in a perfectly formed smaller, compact package.

Like a mini Aga, or a tiny Rayburn, ours is a solid fuel cooking range that has been shrunk down into a ‘hobbit sized’ package.

Taking inspiration from the vast heritage of both UK and US vintage antique cookstoves of the past and bringing this together with the need for modern clean burning, in an attempt to produce an efficient cook stove with charm and character.

tiny wood cookstoves

Rather than installing an ordinary stove in your fireplace you could have a little wood cook stove and turn the space into a tiny kitchen. Keeping warm and cooking up a storm you will be living the ‘good life’ beside your little range.

Browse our free online wood stove cook book.

The cook stoves with top ovens are not really great at cooking anything despite their title which is why cookstoves and ranges like the Aga, Rayburn and subsequently the Esse Iron heart wood burning range (picture below) have become successful and well loved focal points of countless homes.

They are however large objects so cannot always find a home in the small spaces.

Over the last 8 years of making and advising on the installation of our Hobbit small stoves we have become experienced at designing stoves for small spaces and have brought this knowledge to bear in the design of our mini cookstove range.

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Esse ironheart solid fuel range

Living lightly off grid requires a wood stove that has much more potential than just heating the space. Our new wood cookstove has the ability to cook up a banquet of food using it’s 880 cubic inches of oven space and 221 square inches of hotplate. But it can also if required produce the entire off-grid hot water requirements for a tiny home or off grid cabin.

Utilising the stainless steel back boiler option or side boiler fitted inside your cookstove firebox, the hot water produced can be thermo-syphoned to a special stainless steel chamber to produce hot water on tap. Read more.

small cook stove for small spaces

I made a prototype first to trial it for 18 months and perfect the design.

The top of the small cook stove is basically just one big stainless steel cooking hotplate.  A stainless steel inset which can be easily removed for cleaning if required and an enamelled black outer also to facilitate easy cleaning. The wide range of cooking temperatures available across the surface of the hotplate makes it very versatile and allows a number of items to be cooked at varying speeds, all at the same time.

The new mini range is a larger version of our Hobbit stove with a much larger stainless cooking top and with the added advantage of a good sized oven.

Small stove cooking top

The new range has a stainless steel inset top just like the stove

You can see how this will look by taking a peek at the development of this cooking hotplate on the tiny wood stove.

The construction will be a combination of heat retentive thermally insulated cast iron body plates along with stainless steel fittings and 316 A grade steel flue chamber.

Just like our little stove has become popular as a result of it being a solid, well made product that does a good job (whilst also looking great!), we anticipate our new tiny wood cookstove will be a joy to sit next to and use.

cooking on a small wood cookstoveAll I can say is that there is little better in day to day life than cooking on wood in your own house, garden room or off grid retreat.

I have enjoyed cooking, baking and toasting on my prototype and you can watch me cooking on my new vimeo channel which I have instigated to showcase the tiny wood stove cooking potential it has to offer.


All of these topics will be covered on our video channel as we showcase our new baby!

We will show you not only how to cook on our new stove but also how to install your wood cookstove, how to connect it up to configure your hot water system, how to install a direct air hook up.


small wood cookstove

baking bread in my small wood cookstove

The loaf in the picture was baked in my prototype and is the first recipe that has gone into our small wood cookstove cook book that will be free with every range.

A comprehensive guide on how best to use your small wood cookstove and achieve the best cooking and heating results. There are recipes, tips and ideas to inspire you to really make the most of your wood cook stove.

It has taken 18 months to perfect the new salamander mini cooking range and is a more complex bit of kit than it appears. Whilst it is compact in proportions the same as our tiny stove that it is built around, our tiny wood cook stove range has a lot of layers! The image below shows just how many when all of layers of the auto cad are switched on at once.

I think this image is a thing of beauty, a real work of art and will have to have the images printed onto canvas and hung on the wall in the lounge! (if Gill would let me). Maybe I will settle for a print on the wall of my office but this would not diminish the great sense of pride and achievement that we both have in designing and making both the Hobbit stoves and now on the shoulders of this little stove, our new Salamander small wood cookstove.

small wood cook stove

The new mini cooking range is an elegant combination of well designed and finished elements. each corner, every radius and union between components having been considered, re-considered and then refined, to make sure every detail is spot on.

It was our mantra with the design of our tiny wood stove and has remained so in the design of our new small cook stove.

Each one comes with a 7 year warranty along with the same excellent 5* customer service.

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Here are some pictures of me cooking various items on the prototype small wood cookstove.

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small wood cookstoveThe oven door has an inset oven thermometer with stainless steel trim to compliment the stainless steel fittings and rail option.

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As you can see I am passionate about cooking on my stove. I have poured every ounce of this passion into the design of our new stove and the first batch of castings will soon be ready to build 20. One for the EN Approval here in the UK and one for EPA certification to take place in the US.

Only 18 Early bird specials of our new range will therefore be available in July, so contact us now for more information and reserve yours before they are all gone.

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For those that have read our testimonials and are confident in the quality of our products, we are offering an early bird opportunity to save some money.

This could be the focal point and cosy, functional heart of your special room that you have been looking for

The answer to your heating, cooking, hot water and comfort requirements

Suitable as a free standing appliance or installed in a fireplace it will be both functional as well as inspirational


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace


"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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