Wood-burning stoves are a safe and effective heat source in cooler climates, and add a cozy, rustic ambiance to your home, cabin, or campsite. Also, depending on your heating needs, they can be significantly cheaper than your existing heating system. Although they’re a fairly expensive cost up front, their fuel—wood—is usually readily available for most users, and modern stoves like the ones listed here are designed with maximum efficiency in mind. Also, unlike electric or pellet options, wood stoves don’t have any moving parts or electrical components, which increases their durability and lifespan.
What to Consider
The most important thing to consider when choosing a wood stove is where you’re going to be using it. The size and type of the area—whether it’s your living room, garage or a small cabin—can affect how effective your stove will be, so you’ll want to be sure you choose the right model for the job.
If you’re planning on using your stove outdoors, like on a camping grip, you’ll want to go with an option that is light enough to carry comfortably, as well as fold down to a more compact size. Every pound can count when you’re on a long hike, so try and go with the lightest option whenever possible.
Also, consider anything else you’d like your stove to do besides heat your space. You can pick one that has a cooking element on top, or if you want to set the ambiance with flickering firelight, make sure to choose one that has a large window so you can enjoy the view.
a black hearth placed on black and white printed tiles and in a dining room to make your meals even more comfortable
a black modern stove with a black panel wall behind it and a modern candelabra for a bold look
a black wood burning stove with firewood storage underneath in a contemporary and stylish living room
a bright space with printed tiles and brick around the hearth, floral printed furniture and printed pillows and a rug
a cabin space fully clad with wood, with a wood burning stove and some firewood in crates for a cozy feel
a chic and airy living room with a wood burning stove placed in the fireplace, a mantel with decor, firewood in the niches and vintage furniture
a chic mid-century modern space with a printed wall, layered rugs and pillows and a cozy vintage stove
a contemporary cabin space with large windows, wood clad space and a modern wood burning stove in the corner
The main benefits of wood stoves include their typically high efficiency ratings and ability to produce much more heat and fewer emissions compared to traditional open fireplaces. However, the main downside can be the potential high initial cost of purchase and installation of a wood stove, another disadvantage is hot body of the stove. Consider all these points and decide whether you want such a stove at home or not.