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Title: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: bar on December 18, 2017, 08:25:09 PM
Finally looking to rid ourselves of the oil burning rayburn in favour of a wood burning replacement for cooking and DHW as well as CH - 10 rads

i have seen a lot of mixed reviews for traditional british ranges covering quality of build, service support and performance.

starting to favour a wamsler??

appreciate any advice on this as i need to get moving. the oil companies don't want to deliver up the track to my house anymore and will not discharge into barrels on my trailer. surrender:


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: pdf27 on December 18, 2017, 09:55:32 PM
Do you have mains electricity? Unless you have a particular aesthetic attachment to cooking on a range I'd be very tempted to use a wood-fired heating system coupled with electric cooking or even bottled gas (a 47kg gas bottle will get you one hell of a lot of cooking).


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: regen on December 19, 2017, 07:02:33 AM
I think there are some pellet burning boiler/oven combos which may fit the bill but don't know if the RHI payments are still available.

Regen


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: billi on December 19, 2017, 12:14:55 PM
Windhager  and Pertinger cooking  stoves perhaps 

http://base.pertinger.com/eng/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=200&v=E9zN7cxhDLM

:) Billi





Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: eabadger on January 27, 2018, 01:09:00 PM
we had a plamck b wood boiler cooker very cheep and heating worked well as did hob, but oven, didnt work very well, it was in a small room but trying to get oven hot meant stocking it like a steam train and room got too hot even in middle of winter, great for keeping food hot or hob cooking.
tried alsorts but decided must have been better suited to coal.

steve


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: bar on April 13, 2018, 10:33:34 PM
Thanks for the comments.

for info we are a bit remote and off-grid. we have renewables - solar and hydro for power; very targeted at our power need only (with battery bank) going well for the past 10 years.

we are surrounded by trees so the potential to save 1500 pa on heating oil is becoming irressistible now i have retired. hence the wood burning cooker boiler to supplement the wood burner with back boiler we already have. And i should add solar hot water for the summers will be installed.

a lot of second hand rayburns (355 SFW) come up on ebay. must be a reason????

i am becoming keen on the homewood heritage from New Zealand. cast iron range type and looks the part. they will export to me which is good and not out the way in cost.

not sure about not having hot plate lids????

still looking at the wamsler. the wind up and down fire box sounds brilliant! would like a nice clean used one to come up for sale cheaply and that would make the decision for me.

Thanks again.



Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: renewablejohn on April 14, 2018, 09:24:13 AM
We will be replacing our Esse  cooker with a Lohberger with pellet option for auto start. Obviously it still can use logs to keep the cost down and has the summer and winter settings. One thing to remember is to include a Laddomat or similar in your pipework to maintain a high boiler temperature otherwise the boiler can dampen the cooking ability.


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: renewablejohn on April 14, 2018, 11:00:12 AM
Finally looking to rid ourselves of the oil burning rayburn in favour of a wood burning replacement for cooking and DHW as well as CH - 10 rads

i have seen a lot of mixed reviews for traditional british ranges covering quality of build, service support and performance.

starting to favour a wamsler??

appreciate any advice on this as i need to get moving. the oil companies don't want to deliver up the track to my house anymore and will not discharge into barrels on my trailer. surrender:

Not sure on the heating 10 rads. Used to be in that situation  with an oil boiler and after a lot of insulation replaced the oil with a dedicated Dunsley Yorkshire central heating boiler in the living room using the same radiators but on a single pipe ring circuit. Just starting the further enhancement of UFH downstairs while retaining the ring circuit upstairs. Esse only used for cooking and DHW with excess heat into the thermal store. Did it this way as we use cooker all year round but only need central heating Oct to Mar.


Title: Re: best wood burning cooker with boiler?
Post by: peterboat on April 14, 2018, 11:08:22 AM
we had a plamck b wood boiler cooker very cheep and heating worked well as did hob, but oven, didnt work very well, it was in a small room but trying to get oven hot meant stocking it like a steam train and room got too hot even in middle of winter, great for keeping food hot or hob cooking.
tried alsorts but decided must have been better suited to coal.

steve
I have one of these for my boat, it will replace my old Rayburn Royal solid fuel with backboiler. I would prefer to keep the Rayburn but cant find the company that used to make the bigger boilers for central heating, if anybody does let me know so I can keep my baby blue Rayburn please