Top-down burning is hot and lasts approximately 2 or 5 hours and produces minimal smoke and unburned contaminants. The wood stove is in the upper left corner with an ash cleaner just below. It can burn any type of wood, from the size of a log to about 3 inches in a round shape. To the right of the stove is the 10-inch oven.
We've cooked bread, whole roasted chicken and even some pies in the oven. The only trick we had to learn was to turn the plate from time to time so that it would cook evenly. Even with the masonry mass heated by a long fire before baking it, the best thing in this design is to turn the baking tray.
Masonry heatersare much more efficient than the metal stoves that Americans usually buy.
These examples incorporate cooking stoves or are stoves that can act as heaters in a small space. American Masonry Heater and Oven produces affordable, efficient and easy to use heating cores and wood ovens for the builder, all in kit form. Whether you do it yourself or use a bricklayer, assemble any of our standard basic kits in two days. The result is a functional, efficient, durable and beautiful wood heater or oven.
All basic kits are 100% made in the United States. Baking ovens can be white (the fire is in another box, usually under the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked). A metal stove will give off its heat quickly, while a masonry stove will provide more durable and even heat. I am thinking of buying a wood stove for use in Africa and would like to receive a brochure with the prices, please.