Fall in Love With a Wood-Burning Cookstove

As the landscape around us starts to turn red, yellow and orange, trees start to lose their leaves, nights begin to get longer, temperatures begin to drop, baseball season comes to an end and the start of the football season begins, we know it is surely fall!

There are many reasons to love Autumn, but our favorite reasons revolve around the wonderful, seasonal recipes that taste so good! Lots of fruits and vegetables come into season this time of year, such as apples, beets, broccoli, celery, cranberries, eggplant, figs, grapes, green beans, pears and sweet potatoes, just to name a few. What could be better than cooking up your favorite appetizers, comfort dinners, and yummy deserts? Cooking it all on a wood-burning cookstove, of course!

The Fireview is a high-efficiency, air-tight wood-burning cookstove that is perfect for your home. It serves as a high-output room heater, a cooking appliance and an attractive fire-viewing woodstove. With an optional water jacket, it is also a source of hot water, using renewable resources. If you want even more cooking versatility, you can add the optional side gas burners.

Wood-burning cookstoves offer families the best of both worlds: excellent cooking and an antique, right-at-home feel. They keep utility costs down and they are a reliable source for cooking, even when the power goes out. With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to fall in love with a wood-burning cookstove!

Tell us, have you tried cooking on a wood-burning cookstove?

New Year, New You, New Kitchen

January is the perfect month for a fresh start. You have perhaps made some sort of New Year’s resolution; maybe one that involves changing your eating habits. If you need a little extra motivation to begin cooking healthier meals, a new kitchen might do the trick.

Making a resolution to eat healthier is pretty common, but what about doing something special, exciting and different in 2012? A kitchen makeover can do exactly that. Of course, anyone would be excited about remodeling his or her kitchen, but what is so different about it? Well, you can add refreshing, statement-making retro or antique Elmira appliances to your kitchen instead of the same old basic white, black and stainless steel appliances that everyone else has. Talk about conversation pieces!

Elmira has many different style and color options, so you won’t have any trouble finding appliances that coordinate with your cabinets and countertops.

For those of you that own a lake house or are considering purchasing one in the future, nothing would make your lakeside cabin feel cozier than an Elmira antique wood-burning style stove. These stoves are modeled after appliances made in the 1890’s and are available in wood-burning, gas or electric. They also have the option of four burners or six burners. Other features include a “feather touch” electric control panel, self-cleaning ovens, convection cooking, warmer, sealed gas burners, smooth-top electric burners and “Ultra Temp” cast elements.

Guys, if you are not quite sold on the idea of such unique appliances taking residence in your kitchen, what about a Northstar refrigerator that has a built-in “through-the-door” beer keg dispenser? All you have to do is add your favorite keg of beer; perfect for your upcoming Super Bowl party.

All of this probably seems like a great idea, but there is always the challenge of financing a full kitchen remodel. However, just one or two new appliances can give your kitchen an entirely new and fresh feel. The first time you entertain with your new appliances, you will know that you have achieved your New Year’s goal of doing something special and different.

Elmira “Antique” Appliances Bring the Warmth and Tradition of the Past to the Kitchens of Today

Elmira, Canada The warmth and charm to enhance any country, century or Victorian kitchen is the hallmark of the Elmira Stove Works’ antique-style appliances. With careful attention to vintage design, Elmira appliances complete the traditional feel of a “vintage” kitchen, rather than detract from it, as would modern-style black, white or stainless steel appliances.  Elmira appliances feature the latest in cooking technology to ease routine food preparation and meet the high standards of the home chef.

“While most of our customers are attracted to our appliances because of their appearance, we never compromise quality or technology related to how they perform,” says Brian Hendrick, Elmira’s Vice-President.  “Our appliances take the styling of the past and combine it with the technology of today. Antique and century home enthusiasts no longer have to refurbish old appliances or hide modern ones behind façades. The overall kitchen design theme can include the range, ovens, microwave, refrigerator, and even the dishwasher.”

Elmira’s “antique” line includes a customizable collection of ranges, wall ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and matching panels for dishwashers.  Six colors and an endless combination of trims and features provide the capability for the customer to create a one-of-a-kind look that suits their décor and individuality.  “The most popular colors are black or white, with bisque, cayenne, blue and green gaining in popularity,” Hendrick comments. “Also popular are the variety of trims to personalize the final product.  Customers can take the classic, simple approach to style or they can add nickel, brass or copper trim and antique accents. Each piece we create is a unique statement of that customer’s personality.”

Elmira customers are encouraged to build their own “virtual range” on the company’s website to determine what look they want prior to ordering. The viewer can choose the size of stove, color, trim options, fuel source (gas, electric, and combination) and cooking surface they want to view. The site then displays their completed virtual range on the screen for further customization or modification. “Our customers are particular and they know what they want in terms of styling,” Hendrick adds.  “No dealer or catalog can show all of the possibilities we can offer them, so we created an easy-to-use, interactive tool that enables each individual to design the ideal appliance for their home.”

The Elmira line of appliances is sold through dealers across North America. Each custom appliance is delivered fully assembled in approximately six weeks. Elmira Stove Works is a privately owned company based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. For more information or the name of a dealer in your area, visit www.ElmiraStoveWorks.com or call Elmira Stove Works toll-free at 800-295-8498.

Elmira Heats Up with an Advanced Line of Fireview Wood-Burning Cookstoves

Elmira Stove Works offers distinctive, superior quality appliances with its innovative line of Fireview cookstoves. The Fireview is the only wood-burning cookstove to offer a full complement of features, including its trademark Fireview viewing door, high-efficiency burn with secondary air and glass-wash, antique or country styling and optional propane side burners.

“We at Elmira have great confidence in the future of renewable energy, and we think this is an excellent time for us to continue to promote our Fireview cookstoves to a growing market of consumers,” says Brian Hendrick, vice president of Elmira Stove Works.  “We tend to think of modern appliances as having all of the great multi-tasking features, but it is difficult to beat a traditional wood-burning cookstove for a unique design aesthetic and versatility!”

Elmira offers the Fireview in three models, including  a 36 inch wood-burning Model 1840, 48 inch Model 1842-0 with a second warmer on the right and a work surface above, and 48 inch Model 1842-G with second warmer and two 11,000 BTU propane burners on the right side.

With the environment in mind, the one appliance can serve as a high-output room heater, a cooking appliance, a recreational fire-viewing stove and a source of hot water. The Fireview has an optional hot water “jacket” that will produce up to twelve gallons of hot water per hour.

The Fireview door, originally included for aesthetic reasons, also allows the owner to easily monitor the fire without opening the door or losing heat. A large 1.5 cubic foot firebox, combined with the efficiency of the stove, provides up to 60,000 BTU’s of heat, enough to heat a 1,400 to 2,100 square foot space. Additionally, the Fireview’s three cubic feet oven is one of the largest on the market.

For more information on Elmira’s Fireview cookstoves or Antique appliance line, visit www.elmirastoveworks.com.