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Post: # 172680Post rachelk »

I'm haveing a small wood burner installed in the kitchen and Lounge next week, couldn't afford a range does anyone cook on thiers? Any tips. I have loads of free off cuts and paper logs ready.


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Post: # 172682Post Green Aura »

I've not got a woodburner but I see no reason why you can't cook small things - pans of soup/stew, the kettle, stuff like that. You're only limited by space really.

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Post: # 172697Post Annpan »

I cook on mine but more often than not I have to get the pan up to boiling on the electric hob (I have done this with everything from Pasta and rice to curry or sauces) , if it is an all day slow cook thing I just stick it on the stove top in the morning.

Quite simple really just bare in mind that you probably won't get the high temperatures that you get on a hob... I have yet to try fry an egg on ours.
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Post: # 172935Post Thomzo »

I cook on mine a lot. No problem getting the pan to boiling point, just put a bit more junk mail on and get a really good roaring fire going, then let it die down. It's possibly a bit slower than the gas hob but you just factor that it.

I do think it tastes much nicer. Rice pudding cooked on the log burner is fantastic.

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Post: # 173252Post grahoom »

I normally use mine to boil water, I have a small pan that fits nicely on to the top of the stove (my flue comes directly out of the top of my stove so means I have limited surface area)

But I can get it too boil the water very easily, as the stove can kick out some serious heat.
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Post: # 173330Post Odsox »

We nearly always have a kettle on ours, it takes about twenty minutes to boil a couple of pints on a normal slow(ish) fire.
The other thing we do, as we rarely keep it going all night, is to put a pot of porridge on just before going to bed. It only needs heating up in the morning and is wonderfully creamy.

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Post: # 173344Post MuddyWitch »

Oooo Odsox, I'm going to try porriage tonight/tomorrow morning! Thanks!

BTW this thread seems to be covering the same ground as http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 57&t=16629

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