With high energy prices, there has been an increase in demand for wood-burning stoves for those who wish to take control of their energy prices. Burning wood on an Ecodesign stove is also an environmentally friendly way to keep warm and, in this instance – cook!
There is almost an endless range of things you can cook on a stove from scratch. Our Go Eco Adventurer5 Glamping stoves and Go Eco BakeChef are both designed for this job. In December 2023, we did a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign to prove just how easy it is to cook by wood. We produced twelve separate dishes on our Go Eco BakeChef stove. You can read more about this here (prepared to get hungry!)
These stoves are DEFRA-exempt for smokeless zones and are Ecodesign-approved. Standard features that make home cooking possible are a large-sized cooking top, multi-fuel equipment, and a range of fittings, trims, and fixings.
Go Eco Adventurer 5 is all about customisation. For narrow boats and very compact spaces, which this stove caters for, there is a BS 8511-compliant marine hearth. There is also a heatshield package that reduces clearance to combustible materials to 70mm on the sides and 75mm on the rear. It is very useful where space is a premium.
A tailored log store is also available, which increases the height, making it perfect for spending time by the stove and preparing food.
Optional splashbacks are made from solid brushed stainless steel and are ideal for reducing the inevitable splashback you get when you’re frying food. Convenient warming shelves are great when having a lot of things on the go.
Perhaps the biggest talking point with these stoves is the ovens, which perfectly sit on top of the stove. They come complete with temperature gauges, handles, two wire shelves and an optional glass door. When a stove is complete with a log store and oven – then you feel you really have the perfect off-grid cooking facility for smaller spaces.
For larger spaces:
If you’re keen on cooking with a wood-burning stove but need something larger than an Adventurer 5, the Go Eco BakeChef is perfect (we used this on the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ campaign). The oven is located below the stove area (see left) and has a hotplate on top.
While the Adventurer 5 is more suited for glamping and use on narrow boats and more confined spaces, the BakeChef is better suited for conventional homes.
That’s not to say you can’t have an Adventurer 5 in your home!
The standard brushed-steel cooking top on the BakeChef can accommodate pans up to 28-32cm – so it’s ideal for larger pans in busy family homes.
Here are a few tasty recipes on our menu, which we have prepared on our stoves.
The CJ Cookbook Recipies for Wood-burning Stoves:
Vegan Tuscan Beef Stew
Mixed Herb Omelette
You can view our wide range of cooking experiences and more on our YouTube channel.