What is it that evokes so much pleasure of cold winter nights sitting around a cast iron stove? Perhaps it is the memories of your parents or grandparents weaving stories of their past, “when I was a child we would…” or perhaps it’s those memories of the best meals you ever had being cooked on a wood burning range, simplicity never tasted so good!
Here we are in the 21st century, some 272 years after Benjamin Franklin finished his first design which implemented new scientific concepts of heat i.e. the “Franklin Stove”. We have modern heating devices to heat our homes and state-of-the-art ranges to cook our food, however, we seem to gravitate to these wonderful pieces of art cast in iron to supplement our heating and yes to still cook our breakfast on.
In the weeks and months to come we will publish new articles of wood ranges and stoves: how-to choose one (reproduction or antique), how-to make sure it is safe and how to meet current insurance requirements. Best of all, we looking forward to sharing more beautiful pictures of these pieces of art cast in iron!