Cookin' With Coal

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 12:54 pm

Paul, the Dutch oven you have ( I believe ) has been removed from the list you mentioned. That one was discontinued a year ago, and the 'new' design hasn't been tested as of yet. The runner up was given the 'top spot' , it has a black knob on the lid.

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 12:56 pm

The color is the frosting on the cake I'm sure!! :) I have been known to de-season a few of ours as well!
The enamel ones are nice as well, (except for use during re-enacting!) :)
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Sixkids wrote:Paul, I also meant to Thank you about your posting to my 'fire-at-night-sleep-with-one-eye-open' question. You seem to be really in-tune to your coal burner and right up on top of things. I appreciate it. It was nice to see the different temps. it helps in understanding it a bit better. Thank you. :)
Your welcome.
It'll take some time to learn the nuances of starting, running, and banking your range for long overnights. Some of that will be unique to your stove and it's installation. That learning curve can seem a bit daunting at first, but, I think you'll enjoy the adventure of that learning experience. And I'm sure that your going to enjoy the warmth, good meals, and comfort that range will bring to you all.

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 12:59 pm

Thanks Paul! I think that I will be up to the challenge, (at least the cooking part of it!! :D

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:02 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Paul, the Dutch oven you have ( I believe ) has been removed from the list you mentioned. That one was discontinued a year ago, and the 'new' design hasn't been tested as of yet. The runner up was given the 'top spot' , it has a black knob on the lid.
Don,
Your right, the reviews on America's Test Kitchens warned about that.

I found the original models they tested (with the stainless steel top handle), on Amazon. I was worried they were using the old picture and I'd receive the new ones with the black plastic handle, but I received the exact one in the picture. Here's the order page.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCEC4GW/ref=pe_385040 ... 1_ST1_dp_1

Paul
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Thanks for the link.........only 2 left.

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Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Sixkids wrote:Thanks Paul! I think that I will be up to the challenge, (at least the cooking part of it!! :D
Your all willing to learn. You'll do fine with all aspects of the stove.

Except maybe, . . . keeping the rest of the family out of your way while your trying to cook ! I told the girl friend about that and she said she was just about to say the same thing. :D

Paul
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:13 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Thanks for the link.........only 2 left.
Wow. There were six a week before Valentines Day.

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:18 pm

Walmart has several sizes and all three colors. The 5.5 quart size comes with a color matched trivet.

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:23 pm

I'll just hand them a spoon and ask what's for dinner?!! :)

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Or this one with free shipping ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tramontina-6-5-Qt-Enamele ... 2eccfa2878

Sounds nice. I'm always a little worried if the enamel should chip or wear off and some will leave you with a pan that is enameled in most areas but every now and then a place that could rust. I'm sure that if this one was given high reviews that it will be just fine.
Happy Cookin' :)
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Sixkids wrote:Or this one with free shipping ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tramontina-6-5-Qt-Enamele ... 2eccfa2878
Those are the new ones with the plastic handle. The "best buy" review I mentioned was for the early one and warned that they hadn't tested the new ones, so no idea how good the newer models are.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 1:54 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Walmart has several sizes and all three colors. The 5.5 quart size comes with a color matched trivet.
They only had the smaller 5.5 qt one at my Wal-Mart. The 6.5 qt is closer to the Griswold I gave her , and other pot sizes she likes to use.

Paul
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 2:51 pm

Well, hopefully they will all last a long time and that you will enjoy your cooking time with and through them.

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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 4:51 pm

Humm, I also just read that cleaning the oven is a thing of the past with a coal / wood cook range! :D

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