Tag Archive for cookstove

Vacu-Stack On A Chimney Subject To Down Drafts

Vacu Stack On A Chimney Subject To Down Drafts

The chimney in my kitchen is subject to downdrafts. Chimney downdrafts can sometimes occur when a chimney is too short for the roof; or when a chimney is located next to hills, buildings or large trees – like at my house. Used to be, that when the wind would blow from the southwest at over…

Non-Electric Task Lighting By A Cook Stove

Non-Electric Task Lighting By Cook Stove

An Aladdin lamp with a glass shade provides non-electric task lighting near my cook stove early in the morning. Glass shades have a couple advantages over cloth or parchment lamp shades. The first is that they can be easily washed  – an important consideration in the kitchen. Secondly, if the bottom part of the shade…

How To Adjust Dampers On A Waterford Stanley Cookstove

Top Damper Shut

Granny- We just bought a farm in Maine with a Waterford cook stove. Can you explain more fully how to adjust the two cook-top dampers? The say open & shut, but I can’t seem to adjust them to get the oven hot enough to bake anything very well. The whole thing is pretty clean, but…

Preventing Rust On A Wood Fired Cook Stove

New Greased Cookstove Hob

The best way I’ve found to keep rust away from a cook stove is with a light layer of vegetable shortening or cooking oil. The photo below shows the difference between the areas that have been oiled and the areas that haven’t. The oiled areas are much darker. My cook stove is solid cast iron…

Cook Stove Warmer

Stove Warmer

“Under this is placed a closet for warming and keeping hot the dishes, vegetables, meats, etc., while preparing for dinner. It is also very useful in drying fruit” THE AMERICAN WOMAN’S HOME – 1869 Catherine E. Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe – describing a cook stove warmer Many modern and antique wood burning cook stoves…