Gizmos to make your woodstove safer, more versatile, more enjoyable.
Accessories abound to make using a woodstove more pleasant. We show but a sampling of the products available. Others include child-guard fences to go around a unit, heat-extracting fins for the flue pipe, baking ovens that sit atop a stove, cleaning brushes, wood splitters, even stove deodorants.
Woodstove dealers stock many of these products. They are also popular mail-order items.
1. Thermometers: magnetic stick-on, $12; probe type for chimney, $18. 2. Stack temperature alarm, $50; goes off if temperatures climb too high. 3. Fans; white one pulls heat off ceiling, $45 to $78; black one moves heat from room to room, $40. 4. Chimney fire extinguisher, $18. 5. Ash bin, $45. 6. Fireproof hearth rug, $42. 7. Fireproof gloves, $25. 8. Trivets and soapstone, $10 to $40; for cooking on stove, trivets bring temperature down because air can circulate underneath; soapstone stores heat for slow release after fire dies. 9. Steamer, $80; heavy cast pot can't be damaged by high heat of typical stovetop. 10. Heavy cast teapot, $50; many stove users leave a teapot boiling on stove to humidify house, as fire tends to draw moisture out of air. 11. Apple cooker, $10; bakes apples while you watch. 12. Hearth tools, $11 to $23.
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