The Small Range Cook Stove.

The Little Range Cook Stove From Salamander Stoves

After building a prototype of our Little Range Cook Stove, we spent 18 months making improvements and carefully designing what we think is the best small wood cook stove you can find! The Little Range incorporates all of the design features of a larger solid fuel range, but in a perfectly formed, smaller and more compact package.

Like a mini Aga, or a tiny Rayburn, our Little Range Cook Stove is a multi-fuel cooking range that comes in a ‘hobbit-sized’ package.

We have took inspiration from the vast heritage of UK and US antique cook stoves and combined this with the need for a modern, clean-burning stove. As a result, we have created an efficient cook stove with plenty of charm and character.

tiny wood cookstoves

Rather than installing an ordinary stove in your fireplace, you could have a small wood cook stove and turn the space into a tiny kitchen! If you need some inspiration as to what you could make, then why not browse our free online wood stove cook book! Keeping warm and cooking up a storm, you will be living the ‘good life’ beside your Little Range.

Cook stoves with top ovens are not really great at cooking anything, despite their name! This is why cook stoves and ranges like the Aga, Rayburn and the Esse Ironheart, have become successful and well-loved focal points of countless homes.

However, due to their large size, they cannot always find a home in smaller spaces.


Over the last 13 years of manufacturing our Hobbit stove and advising on installations, we have become experienced at designing stoves for small spaces. We have brought this knowledge to bear in the design of our Little 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 Little Range has the ability to cook up a banquet of food, using its 880 cubic inches of oven space and 221 square inches of hotplate. If required, it can also produce the entire off-grid hot water supply for a tiny home or an off-grid cabin!

Utilising the stainless steel side boiler option, the hot water that’s produced can be thermo-syphoned to a special stainless steel chamber to produce hot water on tap. You could also use this energy to power a radiator or a non-pressurised shower.

small cook stove for small spaces

We made a prototype first, to trial the stove for 18 months and to perfect the design.

The top of the small cook stove is basically just one big stainless steel hotplate for cooking.  A removable stainless steel insert and an enamelled black outer also facilitate easy cleaning. The wide range of cooking temperatures that are 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 Little Range is a larger version of our Hobbit stove, with the addition of a much larger stainless cooking top and a good-sized oven.


Small stove cooking top

The Little Range has a stainless steel insert just like the Hobbit stove, but much bigger!

The construction is a combination of heat retentive and thermally insulated cast iron body plates, combined with stainless steel fittings and 316 A-grade steel flue chamber.

Just like our little Hobbit stove has become popular as a result of it being a solid, well-made product that does a good job (whilst also looking great!), our tiny wood cook stove is also a joy to sit next to and use.

All I can say is that there is little better in day-to-day life than doing some wood-fired cooking in your house, garden room or off -grid retreat!


baking bread in my small wood cookstove

Even the loaf in the picture was baked in our prototype range! Our free online cook book provides a comprehensive guide on how best to use your small wood cook stove and achieve the best cooking and heating results. There are recipes, tips and ideas to inspire you to really make the most of your stove!

It has taken 18 months to perfect the new Salamander mini cooking range, and it’s a more complex bit of kit than it appears. Whilst it is compact in proportions, 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.

small wood cook stove

The new mini cooking range is an elegant combination of well-designed and finished elements. Each corner, every radius and the relationship between the components has 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 when you register your stove with us, along with the same excellent 5* customer service.

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

small wood cooking stove

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






If you are interested in securing one of our cooking ranges, then you can place your order here.

As you can see, we are extremely passionate about cooking on our stoves! We have poured every ounce of this passion into the design of our new stove.

You can check out our blog for more wood stove cooking information and recipes.

This could be the 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.


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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

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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

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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?


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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."


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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."


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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

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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!"


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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

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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!"


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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!"


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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

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"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

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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!"

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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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