EarthWindandFire wrote:The main advantage that the Aga and Rayburn have over antique american coal ovens is the shape. The Aga's fit more naturally into a modern kitchen than does an oddly shaped Crawford or Glenwood range. I would prefer a dual-fuel Crawford, but then I would have to make substantial alterations to my kitchen and most wives won't tolerate the look of an antique range, this is why an english range is so popular.
and this is why I wanted a rayburn because of its size and function. I did just buy a zephyr that is a perfect though. One thing I still don't like about it though. the flue pipe juts out the back so you have to sit it off the wall and all that space behind it looks stupid. Which most American cook stoves have. It's like they made them to sit in the middle of the room.
take this Rayburn diagrahm for example... Notice where the flue pipe comes out? you can put the stove right up against the wall and it fits well.
looking at the rayburns has made me realize that I don't want to use the zephyr I bought really. It was just too good of a deal and too good of condition to pass up. I will restore that stove and sell it and find an english stove to put in my house. An antique rayburn is really what I want and I shouldn't short myself it will also make my wife happy to have a more English kitchen anyways considering she is British herself
Look at that stove right up against the wall! marvelous!
other than the heartlands artisan where can you find a stove like this in America? http://www.heartlandapp.com/en/Products ... kstove.htm
Can someone pass me on to these AGA's and Rayburns in America? I have wondered about having one shipped over the pond if I could get it cheap enough.
I will not be using it to heat the house but use it in the winter to heat my hotwater (not radiators) and to cook on and heat in the kitchen. The main heat is left up to the stove in the living room.
but if anyone can point me in the direction of a cook stove available, other than the ones I mentioned, that can fit flat against a wall and doesn't have a flue pipe that sticks out the back please do because that is what I want in my house.
PS. looking at the Rayburn and the Heartland Artisan ... They are the same damn thing aren't they? how the heck did heartland get away with ripping off rayburn? unless it's some joint effort.