Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cooking on Top of the Woodstove
One thing I do a lot of when the woodstove is running, is to cook our meals as much as possible on top.
We don't have a cookstove (yet...in the wishing for phase). However, it is amazing how much can be done if you have a flat top woodstove.
Over time you will learn if you need to put a pan up on a grate or not, depending on how hot your stove is running at the time. We use both a cookie rack as well as a metal clothes hanger that has been coiled up in a circle.
I cooked all of our Saturday night meal as shown in the picture above. We had a pan for pasta, one to heat up sauce, a cast iron pan for the beans, and a cast iron pan with a cover for the meatballs.
We are looking to replace our woodstove as it is quite old, not efficient, and not sufficient to heat our home well.
Does anyone have a combination woodstove/cookstove? If so, I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts.
Warm wishes on this beautiful day we have been given,