it comes to small
wood stoves you have to decide or
define the word small. Do you mean
small size? Small area of heat output
(think BTU's) or small price? We will
break down each segment and let you decide
and define the word small wood stoves.
Just remember one thing small wood
burning stoves will not be able to hold
much wood which results in loading the stove
a lot. Average burn times will be
around the 3 to 4 hour mark or less.
you know Jotul wood stoves have been around since 1853.
They make a couple of stoves that will fit into the
small wood stoves category but nothing like
the cast iron wood stoves by Vogelzang.
produces several small sized wood stoves
that can heat, cook and be used in tents
for you hunters. that would fit into
the category of small size and small in
price. These two companies offer the
smallest sized wood stoves on the market
today and that will be our focus for this
Jotul Small Wood Stoves Review
F 602 CB
For information like Jotul
Small Wood Stove Prices can be found
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The Jøtul F 602 CB is
a rather small unit with a 16" box
and only measures a tad over
25 inches high. the front
legs are 11" wide but the
back is 12.3 iches wide. This
stove is approved for use in
both Canada and the US as a
result of being Alcove approved.
It is the lowest
priced EPA Cast-Iron wood-burning stove on the market.
F 602 is simple, efficient and
will warm an area of 800 sq
ft. The 602 CB has a maximum
heat output of 28,000 BTU/hr
and will burn 5 hours on a low
setting. The effiecency
rating on this stove is 75%.
is the most popular small wood
stove today as can be attested
to by the fact that over 1 million
of these burners have been sold.
An unusual small wood cooking stove we
ran into is called the Four
Dog Cooking Stove. Take a look at it
and look to the left of the stove and you
will see a water spout.
As you can see the Vogelzang Lit'l Sweetie
is a very basic wood stove made out of cast
iron. Cast iron wood stoves have a
way of bringing warmth into any room. Heat
will radiate from cast iron stoves and penetrate
to the bone.
If you have a small home
or small room that you want
heated the Lit'l Sweetie would
make a perfect choice. BTU ratings
are around 63,801 which will
probably warm an area of 600
The retail price for this
all cast iron stove is only
$249.50 but I have found it
retail for $199.99 and when
on sale you can pick it up for
This small stove will accept
logs around 20 inches in length
which is only 5 inches less
than it's overall length. The
firebox dimensions is 21 inches
long and 10 inches wide.It stands
only 23 inches from floor to
cooking lid which is a 6 inch circular
plate that fits on top closer to the door.
Keep in mind it is not air tight therefore
it will blow through wood really fast. Don't
expect to place big logs in there and hope
it will last a while. Normal burn
time is only 30 minutes and if you choke
it down a bit you might get 60 minutes.
The best wood to burn inside is pallet
The flue collar will fit a 6 inch stove
pipe and it does contain a built in damper
to control the heat and flow of air into
the wood stove. Because it is so light
(80 lbs) we highly recommend seasoning the
stove outside before you bring it inside
any building. Keep in mind there is
no fire brick inside so it will burn rather
fast. The LIT'L Sweetie is perfect
for a shed, work shop, or basement.
Pot Belly Vogelzang
Another small wood stove by Vogelzang
is their Boxwood Cast Iron Wood Stove. It
is very similar to the one you see above
and a lot of people mistake the two. The
differences between the two small wood stoves
is width and heighth. I have searched a
lot on the internet for this Vogelzang stove
and the best prices to date is from Amazon.
I provide the link here Boxwood Cast Iron Wood Stove
and if you are diligent you will find it
for around $169.00. Probably the best
thing going for Amazon is their trust factor
which we firmly believe in.
If you are into pot belly wood stoves
then click on the Vogelzang link above and
you can take a look at those as well. They
look funny but they produce heat that will
warm your bones.
Some of the
reviews we found on various forums concerning Jotul
- We've had ours for three winters now, and it is used constantly from
about October to March, everyday. It heats our living room, but our
house is big and four finished floors. The rest of the house stays cold
and we use a gas boiler to keep the house around 65 degrees. The living
room is over 100 near the woodstove, which feels great in the winter.
It drops to 75 or so just 15 feet away, so ...
- I have a love-hate relationship with this stove. When it works right
it's great, but at times it will overheat, no matter what I do. Even
with the doors shut tight, the primary air intake shut down all the way
and the damper on the chimney closed, it will still burn like a blast
furnace. What doesn't make sense is that at other times it is perfectly
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