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Why A Multi Fuel Stove Beats a Gas or Electric Fire Any Day

Written by Chris Elliot

Multifuel stoves look just like wood stoves in their designs and appearance. It is described as multi-fuel because the stove can burn either wood, wood pellets, coal or peat. This type of stove also generally has a grate where the fire burns on, and an ash catcher that can be removed and cleaned. The difference is that with wood stoves, the fire will burn on the bed of ash and can’t be used with coal, while the multifuel stoves burn on a grate and can burn other materials.

Uses
These UK stoves can be used for a variety of reasons, and were made popular around the 19th century. With these stoves, you can cook on them, boil water on them, and they can even serve as a heater for a home. This type of stove is mostly used in the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe.

History
When the industrialization of coal came about, many people started to want coal burning stoves because it was more effective. So the invention of the multi fuel stove came about. Coal will burn twice as good as wood or peat, so that is why a demand got so heavy for it. Other types of Multi-fuel stoves are ones that are used for camping or hiking. These stoves are lightweight and will burn liquid fuels.

If you only own a wood stove, then this type of stove would be a good investment, because you will save tons of money and have more heat for your home. Even if you have a modern gas stove, owning one of these stoves wouldn’t be a bad idea either. The stoves have a distinct look to them, and even if you don’t need the use of one, they are excellent items to spice up your home decor. They will change the atmosphere of almost any room, and go along well with most other objects.

 

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Chris Elliot