WOOD STOVES IN THE SUMMER
A trash burner.
will we cook in the summer without turning
our homes into ovens? My grandmother had a
screened back porch right off the kitchen,
and had two wood ranges there for summer
cooking. The reason a kerosene stove (or any
kind of portable stove) is desirable is that
they can be used on a back porch or
you live in the country and are good at
barter, wood stoves known as "trash burners"
can be sometimes be found - they have to be
"found" - as they do not meet emissions
standards and in some States cannot be sold.
Trash burners are narrow, like 14" wide, 30"
deep, and counter-top high. I traded some
computer time for one several years ago, and
installed it in my large greenhouse. When the
power goes out during winter storms, we use
it as a cook top range, and by placing a
Coleman folding camp oven on top, it will
also bake small items. Obviously, a covered,
wind-protected patio or screened greenhouse
is ideal for out-of-the-house