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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 08:05:34 PM »
Up this way we used mixed hardwood, that included any species of maple and birch and beech and ironwood for the most part, as Oak is about non existent. But when cooking we used hard maple and beech for the coals they generate, much like oak. Baked beans usually took 4 hours of cooking, it'll be that long even in an electric.
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2013, 08:07:46 PM »
When we had a cookstove before, we happened to cut a dead mulberry.   It lit and burned so well we keep it for for lighting the fire. It would split up into pencil size real easy.
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2013, 08:13:50 PM »
Dry aspen makes a quick light to for kindling, but we always used white cedar. No scarcity of either, but it was tradition I guess. :) I find with the furnace though, at about Christmas time and then on a stick of hardwood is so bone dry that all ya need is a wad of newspaper and your in business. I've got a little stack of cedar down in the basement, but I figure it'll last another 25 years. :D
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2013, 09:06:13 PM »
I saw them at Lehmans about 6 years ago. Forgot about that.
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2013, 10:10:28 PM »
Here is a selection to give you a general idea of prices
http://www.antiquestoves.biz/general%20store/generalstore.index.htm

Someone said that the Kitchen Queen gives off a lot of heat compared to the Margin Gem cookstove.
I would think some of the new cookstove ovens are on the small side?
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2019, 10:32:34 PM »
In the winter when the fire in the woodstove is going all day long I'd cook meals on the stovetop on the weekends but had to use the electric oven for roasting. When we did a reno on our house this year, our old woodstove(20 yr old Quadra fire) was retired due to a burned out steel plate.
We were interested in a La Nordica Milly wood cookstove but it was a bit too small to heat our house so we ended up with a Margin Flameview wood cookstove. It's been a great addition so far and we've cooked baked and roasted in the oven with no problems or headaches.
We slow roasted a homegrown chicken at 300 F for 3 hours and it was no problem holding that temp and didn't need to hover near the stove. On Thanksgiving last weekend we cooked a 10lb ham and a large dish of scallop potatoes 2 hours @ 350 F followed by a delicious apple crisp.
Bacon, eggs and pancakes most weekends and good 'ol corn bread too. I bought a book on cooking with wood but basically you have to remember there is a lot of top heat and not so much bottom heat and the right side of the oven is hotter than the left.

Also learned a bit from Jimmie Rogers in The mule skinner blues  :)

" I smell your bread a burnin, turn your damper down
if you don't have a damper good gal, turn your bread around"










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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2019, 05:54:59 AM »
I like that stove.
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2019, 06:51:07 AM »
" I smell your bread a burnin, turn your damper down
if you don't have a damper good gal, turn your bread around"
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2019, 07:17:30 AM »
We have a Pioneer Princess at our camp and my buddy has had a Bakers Choice at his camp for years, they are an excellent stove, you will not be disappointed. 

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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2019, 09:39:24 AM »
My mother and grandmother both had wood cookstoves, they didn't use them all the time. I have no idea what brand they had, both were black and white. Some biscuits and gravy they made on those old stoves would sure be good this morning !!!
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2019, 09:26:35 AM »
I grew up in the 60's and 70's and there were a fair amount of folks using wood burning cook stoves in my area. Lots of folks used corn cobs in them in the summer for a fire that didn't last all day. Not for sure the brands they were. Many family's had moved the wood cook stove out to the summer kitchen for canning work also. My BIL parents had a wood electric cook stove for years when I was a kid my sister was 10 years older than me. 

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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2019, 06:18:17 PM »
There is an art to cooking on a wood fired stove for sure. ;)

The old hermit making lefse on his outdoor wood fired stove. He later got a genuine lefse stick to use in a later video.



When I was a kid everyone around here cooked on a wood fired stove. Everyone I knew had an Enterprise, built here in New Brunswick at Sackville. Seen a lot of them in camps to. :) The foundry burnt in 2012 and is no more.
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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2019, 10:29:12 PM »
SD,

I make lefse around Christmas usually on a electric griddle but used the wood stove a few times too.





We have an old wood cook stove in the barn that I may use one day in a cabin but it needs some work. This is the badge on it. Is it the same company you mentioned in Sackville?



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Re: Baker's Choice wood cookstove?
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2019, 05:33:37 AM »
Paul, The two companies merged a few years ago I believe (1984). All the old stoves out this way that I was around was before that, with the Enterprise branding. The foundry, at one time, was one of only a very few left in the world making wood fired cook stoves.

This site has an old photo from 1931 and some sort of CN car control manual, something to do with the foundry.

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