The Great Wood burner Bake Off. – Bread and cakes from your wood stove.

small cooking range

Esse ironheart solid fuel range

If your wood stove has an oven that reaches a temperature of 200 degrees C then will be able to bake both bread and cakes.

baking bread in my small wood cookstove

bread baked in my new small wood cook stove

Normally only solid fuel cooking ranges like Rayburn’s or Aga’s can produce sufficient oven temperatures to actually make baking in the oven possible. Stoves with top ovens can be used for baking if the flue gases are directed around the sides and top of the oven to produce an even heat distribution. Check with the manufacturer before you buy any small wood cookstove to determine what temperature the oven can reach under normal running conditions. The certification test for cook stoves involves producing a tray of shortbread which is all well and good but your oven will need a greater heat capacity if it is to successfully roast and bake anything.

If you have a medium sized fireplace then rather than installing a standard stove why not use the space to create your own wood fired mini kitchen. Baking, roasting and cooking on a stove that combines a hotplate along with an oven would bring a whole new dimension and energy to the space. Installing a small wood cookstove will give you the chance to enjoy your stove so much more than simply relishing the warmth it provides. Whilst keeping you warm and watching the fire, your stove could also be baking your bread or simmering your supper.

small wood cookstove

I made a prototype wood cook stove first, to test the cooking potential.

Chocolate mini cupcakes

Baking cupcakes in the oven of your wood cook stove generates an intoxicating aroma. I baked them for 30 minutes at 150 degrees, turning the tray round 180 degrees halfway through. This is because one side of any wood burner oven is a little hotter than the side furthest from the firebox.

Leave them to cool and then pipe on a swirl of cocoa butter icing and some curls of dark chocolate. Display on a lovely old plate and try not to eat all of them in one sitting.

These are the perfect sweet treat to go alongside a cappuccino or latte at first coffee break or as an energy booster for that afternoon tea break.

 

Using this recipe

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1155643/amazing-chocolate-cupcakes-

cooking on a small wood cookstove

Hobbit sized chocolate cupcakes baked in my new small wood cook stove

 

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?

Sam

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."

Nat

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."

Alan

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!"

Derrick

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!"

Neil

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!"

Andy

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

Fantastic!

"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!"

Marion

newsletter

Sign-up to our email newsletter to receive the latest news and offers from Salamander Stoves.


We never sell on our data, please view our privacy policy for more information.

Always here to help

Always here to help...

If you have any questions or simply want to talk through your options, please give our friendly team a call.

Tel: 01626 363507 | 01626 333230