Best Wood Stoves

Home & Kitchen

The usual scenario when it is finally time to relax and eat is the food which was prepared nice and warm initially has now adopted the surrounding temperatures and is, therefore, a lot less pleasant than it could be. Fortunately, however, the tech industry has taken heed of this monumental pity.

Think about it. Your food only tastes best when it comes fresh out of the stove and you are simply too hungry to wait till you get home to cook it after a long day out hiking or camping. So what if you were able to bring the stove along with you? Wait, what? Yes, you read that right.

The market for wood stoves has grown since the portable design came along. It has made activities like camping, hiking and thrill seeking so much more stress-free and enjoyable. The apparatus is designed to be quick, easy to use and kind to the environment. Of course, being portable is not a mandatory feature for a wood stove. There are some really good ones that are more permanent. We have listed our top picks below for the best wood stoves that are commercially available right now.

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Accessory, 16-Inch

Why we like it: It is portable and it makes pizza! Need we say more?

“What’s that you say? It makes pizza and I can take it with me wherever I go? Well then, shut up and take my money!” was our first impression of this wonderful thing. Ain’t nothing quite like a raving pizza night to get the whole squad excited! And guess what, you do not all have to be at home to enjoy it. Heck yeah, the Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven is portable. And it has the features that help it cook a fantastic pizza each time. Salivating stuff.

It is inspired by the traditional pizza oven but has also been given a set of wheels so to speak and a smaller, more convenient design. Thanks to the ceramic pizza stone, the heat is evenly distributed across the base to give off that delicious texture and flavor to the crust that we all know and love. Forget the minimalist diet most people have to settle with outdoors. Indulge in some real filling and delicious pizza recipes instead. And it doesn’t just stop at pizza. You can also bake cookies, breads and pies.

Solo Stove Campfire Compact Wood Burning Camp Stove

Why we like it: It is very practical to use and live with and it is eco-friendly.

There’s a lot this baby can burn with a lot less fuel. In fact, it does not need any batteries or gas canister to support it. That is some decent space saved for your luggage. Even Matt Graham from the Discovery Channel has given it a thumbs up as did the judges for some very prestigious awards. SO what is keeping it so hot under the collar? For a kickoff, it has a unique air circulation system which immensely improves combustion and reduces smoke emission. In fact, the design is patented.

This stove makes outdoor activities like backpacking, camping and hiking so much more fun. It is designed to occupy a small and light slot in your travel bag and does not need additional fuel supplies as long there is plenty of dried wood in the vicinity. You prepare some tasty snacks while sitting around it with your colleagues and enjoying those camping vibes. It really is getting to a point where spending prolonged periods in remote and wild places would be unthinkable without getting yourself one of these.

EcoZoom Rocket Stove – Versa

Why we like it: It is a quality product that is both durable and sustainable.

We can come up with several situations where a stove like this can be nothing short of a lifesaver. You could be out camping in the remote wilderness or some major emergency has left you stranded at home with no gas to run. Regardless, the Versa has your back thanks to a design that makes it extremely versatile and durable. It is compatible with at least three types of fuel: either charcoal, wood or solid biomass. But of course, the situation does not need to be all that desperate every time you think of using it.

You can use it for leisurely activities as well such as hiking, camping or a simple picnic in the backyard even. The vertical combustion chamber is fully insulated so any harmful emissions are swiftly taken in by the fire and the fuel is used up more efficiently. Reinforced metal frames on the chamber door and damper door can be used to control air circulation. And thankfully the stainless steel handles are equipped with silicone grips so you don’t endure a nasty shocking burn when you want to lift it while it is still hot.

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HQ ISSUE Outdoor Wood Stove

Why we like it: It may look a bit like a children’s toy. In fact, it is anything but. The only thing childish about it is the price.

We would say, this is more of a throwback kind of product. It resorts to old fashioned galvanized steel finished in black which is heat resistant. It also has a hinged door forged out of cast iron with vents. The main benefit of this stove is the construction which is very strong and durable. And those metals certainly do not get in the way of its cooking properties either. You could cook a number of decent snacks to perfection. So it is a great little accessory to have on camping trips and other adventures.

You may think shifting all that metal around would be more of an effort for what it is worth. After all, the whole stove weighs nearly fifty pounds. However, practicality has not been overlooked. The pipes and the stove can all be collapsed into a more compact form to allow for easy storage and shifting. That said, you are advised to use it only in outdoor conditions where ventilation is not an issue. Oh, and we will give you a little tip. You can also keep your sauce pans and coffee on the top platform to keep them nice and warm.

Ohuhu Portable Stainless Steel Wood Burning Camping Stove

Why we like it: Steel and lightweight do not usually go together but on this, thank goodness they do!Yes, it has a tough stainless steel construction which makes it a model of strength and durability and you expect that to let it down on the weight scale. But it is in fact, surprisingly delicate to lift. It is obviously no feather weight but still very manageable. What’s more, it can be elegantly collapsed and stored away in its very own mesh bag so it can travel with you to remote locations and be set up for dinner in next to no time. Many points for durability and convenience there.Stability is another important talking point in a cooking stove. The Ohuhu sits on 3 slender but sturdy arms so that they can cut through even the really dense grass fields. That means they can provide an even seating position for the stove. There are no qualms about this stove for those who care about the environment. It leaves absolutely no chemical emissions or traces of wherever it has been. For fuelling, it needs nothing more than dried vegetation, like leaves and wood pieces.

Portable Military Camping Wood Stove

Why we like it: This stove is tough and faithful in frigid temperatures which makes it all a little more bearable.

The design is intended to make this a very useful accessory to have on you during ice fishing trips and winter adventures in general. Before we get to the usual stuff, it is important to address the signature feature of this stove. The manufacturing process behind it is actually hand finished. As a result, color schemes can vary with some units and there could be ever so slight imperfections in the metal work. In technical terms, that is unacceptable but being handcrafted has a charm of its own.

This stove is altogether less synthetically made and raw in construction which is appropriate for the conditions it was built for use in. You can also use it for other purposes besides cooking your fish in. For example, you can dry your clothes with it, a definite plus in a cold environment. It also requires minimal effort to be set up or taken down and shifted. The presence of a grate on which to cook your food is also handy for drying clothes as well as storing utensils.

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CANWAY Wood Burning Stove Stainless Steel Portable Camping Stove

Why we like it: A delightful little stove that takes only a small slot in your backpack and is a handy cooking apparatus in the middle of nowhere.

The CANWAY wood burning stove is a cute little portable device that is fantastic for all kinds of outdoor fun. It is made of stainless steel so it is durable and not susceptible to major damages. The design is also environmentally friendly. The CANWAY burns natural items such as dried leaves, twigs, and pieces of wood as fuel so there is no chance for any sort of pollution. Lighting it up is easy, fuel consumption is efficient and ventilation is in ample supply.

The whole stove weighs less than half a kilogram, impressive for something that is made of steel. That also makes it a light addition to your backpack luggage. In fact, it comes with its own mesh bag for added convenience. Cooking on it is no biggie either. It is easy to set up and operate and takes up the least amount of your time and energy resources. CANWAY is offering it with an 18-month warranty as well so there’s nothing much left to desire regarding customer service.

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Wood Burning Cook Stove La Nordica “Rosa XXL”, with Baking Oven

Why we like it: It is gentle to operate despite its size and extremely reliable as you can expect from La Nordica.

Yes, it is a big ass stove so we doubt a lot of you will be able to fit it into your backpack and go camping with it. It is called the “Rosa XXL” after all. But what it has going for it is an elegant design and phenomenal build quality courtesy of its highly reputed manufacturer. And size is not necessarily a bad thing here. The Rosa has the largest oven of any other La Nordica stove. That has got to be a tremendous benefit whenever a big party crashes at your place.

The whole stove weighs a hefty 444 pounds and is made of steel and cast iron. The cast iron bits, in particular, include the hearth, oven frame, plate, rings and doors. The external bits are done in steel. Cooking on this stove is considered efficient, simple, and a joy. Of course, you might imagine this sort of quality does not come cheap, and you would be right. But after using it, we doubt you will regret the investment.

US Stove Cast Iron Barrel Stove Kit

Why we like it: An economical solution keeping your winter dwelling warm and snug.

Ever considered transforming a several gallon drum into a stove? Perhaps what you are looking for is this, the US Stove BSK1000 kit. It comes with all the tools you need to get a decent sized drum – preferably between 36 and 55 gallons and made of steel – and transform it into a stove. That ought to take care of some clever recycling for you. Whatever the chilly dwelling you have – be it a cabin, barn, garage etc. this will be a handy device for heating up the place.

Another major benefit you get is very good value for money. Instead of buying an actual heater, you save a bulk of your cash by settling for this stove kit. It comes with a door, legs, a flue collar with a damper and all the mounting hardware. The kit is all made of heavy duty cast iron so it will heat up nicely. All in all, a much cheaper apparatus for doing the same job as a more expensive one. An affordable alternative for economical heat in cabins, lodges, or workshops.