10 Best Wood Burning Stove

Updated on: September 2020

Best Wood Burning 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

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Camp Chef Alpine Heavy Duty Cylinder Stove

Camp Chef Alpine Heavy Duty Cylinder Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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

US Stove BSK1000 Barrel Camp Stove Kit, Black

US Stove BSK1000 Barrel Camp Stove Kit, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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

US Stove CCS14 Caribou Backpacker Portable Camp Stove - 14 Inch

US Stove CCS14 Caribou Backpacker Portable Camp Stove - 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Complete camp stove kit that includes 6 feet of chimney pipe, legs, flue brush, damper tool and racks in a portable carrying case
  • 73 Sq. In. cooking surface with included racks for drying small items or for indirect heat
  • Easy-adjust door damper allows for heat output adjustment
  • Heavy duty steel construction for reliability
  • Perfect for camping, backpacking, ice fishing, and hunting

TOMSHOO Camping Stove Camp Wood Stove Portable Foldable Stainless Steel Burning Backpacking Stove for Outdoor Hiking Picnic BBQ-Upgraded Version

TOMSHOO Camping Stove Camp Wood Stove Portable Foldable Stainless Steel Burning Backpacking Stove for Outdoor Hiking Picnic BBQ-Upgraded Version
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • ♨Sturdy & Stable: This camping stove made of durable stainless steel. The windproof serrated cross stand offers a stable platform for your cookware and increases heat contact.
  • ♨Unique Design, Efficient Burning: The wood stove has the double wall inside makes cold air to be heated fast when entering the chamber, thus significantly improve burning efficiency.
  • ♨Unlimited Fuel: Use the twigs, leaves, branches, wood as fuel to cook a meal on your hike, and the stove includes a tray to hold solid alcohol fuel.
  • ♨Foldable & Lightweight: Easily collapsible into a compact size (5.4" x 2.8") and packed in the mesh carrying sack for convenient storage. At only 1 pound.
  • ♨What You Get:1*TOMSHOO Camping Stove,1*Alcohol Tray, 1*BBQ Grill Net 1*Mesh Storage Sack, 12-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service.

HY-C MH-6R Magic Heat Bottom Crimp Heat Reclaimer for Use with Wood Burning Appliances, UL Listed, Fits 6" Single Wall Chimney Pipe

HY-C MH-6R Magic Heat Bottom Crimp Heat Reclaimer for Use with Wood Burning Appliances, UL Listed, Fits 6
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Only UL listed heat reclaimer on the market. Reclaims up to 30% of otherwise lost heat going up your chimney and distributes it into your home.
  • Crimp down configuration is designed for use with wood burning heating applications with inside flue temperatures exceeding 350 degrees and surface temperatures of the single wall pipe below the Magic Heat exceeding 280 degrees.
  • Easy to install. Fits 6" flue diameter. Built in soot scraper cleans tubes internally allowing for maximum heat transfer.
  • Plugs into any standard 110V household outlet. Removable back allows for easy maintenance. Designed for use with single wall connector pipe.
  • Toggle switch allows the 225 CFM fan to operate in two modes, either run continuously or thermostat control mode. Made in the USA. One Year Limited Warranty.

Unigear Wood Burning Camp Stoves Picnic BBQ Cooker/Potable Folding Stainless Steel Backpacking Stove

Unigear Wood Burning Camp Stoves Picnic BBQ Cooker/Potable Folding Stainless Steel Backpacking Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Stable and Durable: Made of premium quality stainless steel for rugged backpacking.
  • Portable and Ultra Compact: Unigear camping stove made with stainless steel, which can be folded like a book, and come with a carrying bag for your easy carry. Perfect for camping, hiking, backpacking.
  • Multifunction: Camping stove can work with many kinds of pots, which can cook Food, boil water and BBC. Meet your camping needs.
  • High Efficiency: Those camping stove not only can use wood, also can use spirit burner, twigs, leaves, coal, gas and solid fuel tablets, which makes it easy for outdoor camping or hiking.
  • If you have any quality problems within 6 months, you can contact us at any time for after-sales service.

Affirm Global Wood Burning EZY Stove, Red

Affirm Global Wood Burning EZY Stove, Red
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Light-weight at just over 6 lbs; perfect for camping, hiking, and other outdoor adventures
  • Efficient alternative to open-fire cooking
  • Easy snap-together assembly with a sturdy all-metal design
  • Exterior has a heat-resistant powder coating and the fuel shoot is stainless steel
  • Efficient, high performance using 40% less wood than an open fire

Drolet Classic Wood Stove with Blower - 75,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# DB03081

Drolet Classic Wood Stove with Blower - 75,000 BTU, EPA-Certified, Model# DB03081
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Ash drawer, ceramic glass door, air wash system, blower included.
  • Eligible for a $300 biomass stove tax credit ( www.hpba.org/Advocacy/Biomass-Stove-Tax-Credit )
  • Steel thickness – top : 5/16"
  • Recommended heating area (sq.ft.) : 2,000
  • High-efficiency EPA certified appliance

How to Beat the Oil Man: Savings with Wood

Oil prices are climbing and the winter cold will be here whether we are ready or not. The use of wood heat can help cut the heating costs in half.

Improving the insulation in the home and reducing drafts will help keep in much of the heat produced. Keeping the thermostat a little lower and using an extra blanket or throwing on a sweatshirt will also result in lowering heating costs. Replacing less efficient windows and doors will also help keep some of that heat in. And, finding alternative ways to heat the home could save thousands in winter heating costs.

To start, let's take a look at an average winter heating season. In the north this may run, in a regular season, from October to May. The average temperature maintained in the home is 70 degrees. In an average home this equals 800 to 900 gallons of heating oil consumed during the heating season. At a projected $5 per gallon this totals a $4000 to $4500 heating bill.

There are alternative heating fuels on the market. Electricity is always an option. Of course, many people think that electric heat is not directly affected by oil prices. However, just as any product that requires oil to produce or transport, the price of electricity must increase to reflect the cost increase in production, which is often fueled by oil. Electricity can be an expensive heat source in a larger or older home. The average cost per million BTUs (British Thermal Unit) for electric heat is $32.24 at 2020 prices. This is at $0.11 per kilowatt hour. This will rise more as oil prices increase.

Heating oil runs over $35 per million BTUs, while propane pushes $40 per million. Natural gas is a little better at around $20. Wood pellets and corn run around $18 per million BTU. Wood heat is a much more affordable $14 per million for hard wood. The lowest "per million BTU" cost is for coal, however, the mess and difficulty in finding and storing coal makes it a less viable option.

With all of this being said, it is time to look at why wood is such a promising heat alternative. There are many variables that affect total cost and we will address each as it arises. For an average look at heating costs it is estimated that to heat the same house as above, solely with wood, it would take 4 to 5 cord of wood. The first variable comes in the cost per cord of wood.

Wood that comes cut to stove length and split, during the summer months, might be as cheap as $180 per cord to as much as $260. Using the average price of $220, the total heating cost for our average home would be $880 to $1100. That is a quick savings of $3400 to $3620. Buying wood in 4 foot lengths or even tree length can reduce the per cord price by as much as $100. If you have access to wood you can cut yourself the cost per cord can be as low as $5 to $10, the cost of fuel for the saw and transport.

The next step for many is the purchase of a wood stove and installation. This is another variable. The wood stove can cost as little as $500 for a small stove that heats 1000 square feet to as much as $5000 for a decorative unit that will also heat a larger home. A simple wood stove only requires a chimney to hook into and it is ready to heat the home. A larger wood furnace-style burner may require additional duct work throughout the house to provide the most efficient heating. Outdoor furnaces are another option that adds another level of safety, but also an additional tier of cost. A good mid-level wood stove may run around $1500, with average installation costs running around $1000 for full installation, including chimney.

Now, let's put those numbers together. A heating season cost of $1000 for 4 to 5 cord of wood plus $1500 for the stove and $1000 or installation equals a total first year cost of $3500. This still means a savings of $500 to $1000 for the first year, with a promise of much larger savings in the future.

Wood heat does require a little more labor. You must have storage for the wood and then cart the wood to the wood stove as needed. It also requires constant attention to make sure the fire does not go out. For this reason, many people choose to keep their oil furnace running and use the wood heat to supplement the cost. A wood stove can cut the amount of oil used by half. At times the furnace can be shut off and the wood stove used to supply all the heat. Even if half of the heat comes from wood and half from oil the total cost for the heating season drops to $2440 ($440 for two cord of wood and $2000 for 400 gallons of fuel.) This is still in the neighborhood of $2000 in savings.

It's time to take a page out of our grandparents book and go back to a nice wood fire for heat. It is a nice dry heat that welcomes you home. After a day of hard work, the best feeling is knowing that the heat is coming at a reduced price.

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