Stoves come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Modern stoves have come quite a way from the time when the only method people had for cooking was to suspend their food over an open flame or attempt to cook it on a piece of flame heated stone. Once the wood burning stove was invented, modern stoves took off! To be sure, there are still some people who use wooden stoves to this day-for cooking and for heating their homes. The most common place stoves, however, are the electricity and natural gas burning stove and oven combination units. Designers have been working tirelessly for decades to figure out how to create modern stoves that are fun to use and beautiful to look at.
Knowing that there are technologically advanced stoves available, why would someone choose to use a wood burning stove? The major reason that people choose wood burning stoves for cooking and heating is the money that they save by doing so. Wood is inexpensive and easy to come by. It costs far less to heat a home and do your cooking on a stove that is powered by wood burning than it does to pay for the electricity or natural gas that is needed to run one of the more modern stove units.
When most readers read the words “modern stoves”, they think of something that looks like it belongs in a sterile or clean room at a hospital. This is largely because the modern art and decorating movement places quite a lot of emphasis on clean lines and a lack of decorative touches. In a modern small kitchen space, this lack of decoration can help make the space seem bigger than it already is. In a larger space, the lack of decoration keeps the space from feeling cluttered.