[quote="Sunny Boy"]Well, the weather here is finally warming up. Not just the days, but the nights too. So, I let the range burn out last night.
As much as I like the end of winter, letting the range go out is like the loss of a good friend. For the past seven months we've been spoiled by having that warm feeling everytime we walk into the kitchen. We're spoiled having to wait for the tea kettle hot water to heat up on the gas stove. And, we're also spoiled by having to reheat our coffee mugs in the microwave because we don't have a hot stove top to leave the mugs sitting on that keeps the coffee at the perfect temperature.
I find myself almost wishing for cold weather again, . . . almost.
But this also gives me time to catch up on some long awaited repairs and hopefully start the old girl's restoration.
On another note, back in Nov 20, 2013, I started this thread to show the merits of using a coal range for more than just heat. I had no idea it would turn out to be this long running. Wow, 50 pages, 745 replies, and over 12,272 views.
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this thread to make it such an in-depth look at what coal ranges can do, and do that with equal the efficiency of some of the top designed stoves of their day.
I know I learned a lot from all this. It has made mine and Melissa's appreciation for this wonderful gift that she bought me nine years ago, plus all our Cookin' with coal, so much better.Paul, congratulations on reaching 50 pages! I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread very much and have learned a lot from here. It has become a daily ritual for me to come check it out to see if there are any new posts. When there were not and the thread kept moving further down the list, I would try to think of something to post to keep it alive. While I only cooked with coal in January & February this year, I do still cook on the stove with wood. I liked the sharing of recipe's and tips on cleaning etc. I hope this thread continues to grow and be viable for quite some time to come. Thanks again for starting this thread Paul.