10 Best Cast Iron Stove

Updated on: September 2020

Best Cast Iron Stove in 2020


US Stove 1269E Small EPA Certified Cast Iron Logwood Stove, 54,000 BTUs

US Stove 1269E Small EPA Certified Cast Iron Logwood Stove, 54,000 BTUs
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • EPA-certified to the latest standards
  • 54,000 BTUs heats up to 900 sq. ft.
  • Heavy-duty cast iron construction, perfect for log cabins, large garages, and shops
  • Accepts logs 23 inches in length
  • Includes solid cooktop surface and a safety handle.Dimensions:Depth: 33in,Width: 18.5in,Height: 25.75in,6in Flue Collar,Weight:120lbs

Lodge LPGI3PLT Pro-Grid Cast Iron Reversible 20" x 10.44" Grill/Griddle Pan with Easy-Grip Handles, 10.5" x 20"

Lodge LPGI3PLT Pro-Grid Cast Iron Reversible 20
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Pro-Grid Iron Reversible Grill & Griddle. The Lodge Pro-Grid Iron Grill & Griddle provides excellent heat retention and distribution and fits over two stovetop burners. Two easy grip handles allow for easy lifting, flipping or hanging when not in use. You can use this grill to cook pancakes and eggs or grill chicken and steak.
  • SEASONED COOKWARE. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge seasons its cookware with 100% vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get.
  • MADE IN THE USA. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.
  • MAKE EVERY MEAL A MEMORY. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories.
  • FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America.

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Black Mini Wood Cook Stove Set - 12 Inches Long With Accessories

Black Mini Wood Cook Stove Set - 12 Inches Long With Accessories
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Painted black
  • Easy to assemble
  • Accessories included

Lodge 10.5 Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan. Pre-seasoned Grill Pan with Easy Grease Draining for Grilling Bacon, Steak, and Meats.

Lodge 10.5 Inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan. Pre-seasoned Grill Pan with Easy Grease Draining for Grilling Bacon, Steak, and Meats.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 10.5 Inch Square Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan. A modern twist on a timeless classic, this Lodge Square Cast Iron Grill Pan features grill ribs that elevate food and collect cooking drippings.
  • SEASONED COOKWARE. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge seasons its cookware with 100% vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get.
  • MADE IN THE USA. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility.
  • MAKE EVERY MEAL A MEMORY. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories.
  • FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America.

US Stove BSK1000 Barrel Camp Stove Kit, Black

US Stove BSK1000 Barrel Camp Stove Kit, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Converts 30 or 55 gallon drums into a heat radiating wood burning stove
  • Ideal for buildings, garages, cabins and more
  • Includes door, chimney and barrel stand

Camp Chef Alpine Heavy Duty Cylinder Stove

Camp Chef Alpine Heavy Duty Cylinder Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Wide form shelf/drying rack
  • Adjustable legs for uneven ground
  • 5" diameter chimney pipe (over 10 ft. total height)
  • Wire spark arrestor
  • Fire grate in bottom to protect the base from overheating

Boshen Portable Stove Burner Cast Iron Propane Gas Cooker for Patio Outdoor Camping BBQ

Boshen Portable Stove Burner Cast Iron Propane Gas Cooker for Patio Outdoor Camping BBQ
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Made of sturdy and durable cast iron material, generous surface suits all sized pots and skillets
  • Compact and portable design: size(Lx Wx H): 9.45" x 9.45" x 4.72", easy to install and use, good for small cooking
  • Safety, environmental protection, energy saving. Any problem about installation and use, please feel free to contact us
  • Flame adjustable, 4 detachable legs, save space, convenient to carry and transport
  • Ideal For Garden, Patio, Camping, Picnic, Travelling and Outdoor General Use

Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25", Black

Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 10.25 Inch Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet. An improvement on the original: the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, featuring an assist handle. This will be your go-to pan for generations to come.When deep frying, fill cookware only to 1/3 of capacity
  • SEASONED COOKWARE. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge seasons its cookware with 100% vegetable oil; no synthetic coatings or chemicals. The more you use your iron, the better the seasoning will get
  • MADE IN THE USA. Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility
  • MAKE EVERY MEAL A MEMORY. Lodge knows that cooking is about more than just the food; it’s about the memories
  • FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business; it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America

STANSPORT Cast Iron Camping Tripod for Outdoor Campfire Cooking

STANSPORT Cast Iron Camping Tripod for Outdoor Campfire Cooking
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR KITCHEN ACCESSORY: Nothing beats a meal cooked over a real fire, and the included nickel-plated chain with "S" hook makes that a snap at your camp!
  • STABLE 3-LEG DESIGN: The tri-leg design makes set up a breeze; you'll be ready to cook your dinner in no time!
  • STURDY STEEL CONSTRUCTION: Grill with confidence when hanging your food from this tri-pod; the durable steel poles are sure to withstand the test of time.
  • MULTIPLE USES: Prepare to hang your dutch oven, coffee or teapots, as well as other campsite accessories like lanterns, water jugs, or clothing - just don't put those last three over the fire!
  • COMPLETE YOUR CAMPSITE: Grab everything you need for your next adventure, from tents to sleeping bags to shovels and emergency gear - Stansport has you covered!

How to Clean and Restore an Old Iron Stove

A guide to taking an old cast iron stove and restoring it back to a lovely, antique appearance.

Bringing your cast iron stove back to working condition is an easy, but time-consuming project for a do-it-yourselfer. It is ideal to do over a weekend, since a lot of drying time is involved. Tackle it side-by-side with other projects or a new book.

Cleaning
The first step is to take a good look at your stove and determine if it has seams. Most of the box-like ranges have spaces between their vertical iron plating, which allows the iron to expand when heated. Round, pot-bellied stoves usually do not have these seams. These seams. pose a fire hazard if left open, so they must be sealed with fireplace and stove cement. If you have are cleaning and recovering this kind of stove, most likely the original cement has long since eroded away. The first step in restoring the stove is to clean off the remnants of the old cement. Take a hammer and chisel and chip the cement chunks off, and then scrub away the stubborn bits with a wire brush. Be very careful with your chisel, since the steel chisel is harder than the soft cast iron, and if you simply whack away at the cement debris you are liable to cut the iron by mistake.

After removing the old cement. use damp rags and a soft brush to remove all dirt, cobwebs and other filth. Do this inside and out.

The final cleaning step for the stove is to look for and remove bad spots of rust. You can ignore little surface rust, even if it covers a large area. The polishing job you will do later will eliminate that. However, if the rust is peeling or flaking and damaging the surface of the iron, that will require sanding prior to polishing. Take a wire brush and remove the worst of the rust, and then use a power hand sander with rough-grit sandpaper to remove the rest of the rust. Finish the rust cleaning by smoothing out the iron surface of the with medium-grit sandpaper.

Sealing
If you have those open seams in your stove, the next stage is to seal them. Mix up a batch of fireproof cement of the kind used in fireplaces, and apply it to the seams with a small masonry trowel or putty knife. All this to set overnight before proceeding to polishing. Do not use regular cement for this task, since the intense heat of the stove's wood fire and hot iron plates will quickly cause the cement to crack and crumble.

Polishing
With the worst of the rust dealt with, the iron surface clean and the seams closed with fresh cement, you can now move on to giving your cast iron stove a fine black finish. Put a hefty dab of black stove polish on a damp rag and rub it into the iron in circular motions. The polish will go a long way, but be generous with it. The idea is to let the iron drink up the polish, and if you are stingy you might need to apply a second layer to the stove. Allow that to dry for 3 to 5 hours. Then buff it with a fresh rag. The result will be a cast iron stove that has the classic, attractive dull shine. It will be sealed-up, free of rust, and ready for installation.

Sources: erummage.info/woodstove/index.htm: motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/1979-09-01/Wood-Burner-Restoration.aspx

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