The versatility of wood heat could make it an ideal solution to the inescapable resource-use conundrum from which complete escape never seems possible.
Thomson, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
A new article featured on Off The Grid News, The Best Kitchen Appliance For Survival, describes the many benefits and exciting challenges of using a wood burning stove rather than gas or electric stoves. Favored by survivalists because they require no electricity, they are also growing in popularity among those who enjoy taking on challenges to produce ever-better culinary delights.
While the author remarks that learning to cook on wood stoves requires a steep learning curve, he also emphasizes the benefits, stating, “The versatility of wood heat could make it an ideal solution to the inescapable resource-use conundrum from which complete escape never seems possible. For the conservation minded, it is smart to learn about cooking with wood, and the payoff will make the effort involved in learning how to do so successfully more than worth the while.”
One of the major advantages of a wood stove is that it also acts as a heat source in winter, making it possible to significantly cut winter heating bills. The author comments, “The interior of a well-fired wood stove can reach temperatures as high as 1000˚F, while surface temperatures can surpass the 400˚F mark. It is not hard to see the cooking potential in such an appliance; it is just a question of selecting the right cooking materials and supplies and using them in the right way, so any food you attempt to fry, sauté, boil, bake, roast, or heat on your wood stove will be thoroughly prepared and safe to consume.” A wood stove also provides the perfect reason to finally get those cast iron pots and pans as they are the best non-stick cooking choice for this stove.
Wood stoves are incredibly versatile for cooking, as they do not limit one to preparing only as many dishes as there are burners and one can choose to bake either inside the firebox or under a Dutch oven on top of the stove. Learning to cook on such a surface involves some trial and error, but, as the author states, “This playing-it-by-ear approach is a big part of what makes cooking on top of a wood stove so much fun; learning how to do it magnificently really is more of an art than a science, and trying to figure it all out can be a real adventure for those who love embracing this type of challenge.”
Though not shying away from the challenges involved, this article explains why wood stoves are the perfect choice for those looking for new culinary challenges or just new ways to become more economical.
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