windyhill4.2 wrote:Yes,i was surprised by your toast info,image didn't work in my original reply, did i mention that i really like this thread???? so far this thread seems to be staying on track,is very down to earth informative,i enjoy that part very much as I'm not a college educated fancy type,I've been accused of being too practical & more interested in how useful is something,rather than how pretty/fancy/elaborate/upper class appealing something is. We will continue to follow both of your stove experiences,until we get our own,.... Too many things taking too many $$$$ rite now,stove purchase will have to wait .... however,our education will continue, thanks.
I have trouble getting those "view more smilies" to work also.
Same here about practicality. I collect some things that are antiques, but for me, there's no point owning it if it doesn't work - pretty, or not. My ex-wife tried to turn a pot belly stove I had, into a planter. I gave to a kid who worked for me rather than watch her turn it to rust everytime she tried to water the plants, . . just so it could "look pretty".
The girl friend feels the say way I do. That's why she bought the range for me. I was looking to buy a wood stove, but she grew up with a coal parlor stove and kitchen range and knew the worth of having coal, especially if the power goes out. That's why she bought it for me. That, and she also wanted to use it !
Well, the time for you to get one will come. I see a lot of these kitchen ranges for sale, especially the Glenwood model C. Some are pretty low priced too. And Woodsman Supply has new-made triangular coal grates and frames for that model. In the meantime, there's a stove out there waiting patiently for the day when your ready.
A "toast" to cookin' with coal.