Question for those who cook on wood cookstoves

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by country freedom, May 12, 2011.

  1. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have for cookware:
    Stainless Steel Stockpots (3).
    A large double handle pot, and a double broiler pot made the same way - I don't know what these are made of.
    A heavy Steel pot, with a plastic handle.
    A set of Cast Iron Skillets (3).

    I know - not many pots, huh?

    We are getting closer to moving, and we are going to be buying a wood cookstove for the house.
    Which pots that I have, besides the cast iron skillets - pass to cook on top of the stove?

    Thank you!
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I cook on my wood stove on occasion, and I use any pot, including anodized aluminum and stainless steel. The secret is that if you don't want to burn your dinner you can use a heat diffuser.

    If you just want to simmer something, you can put it on the stove under your pan.

    If you look at the selection from amazon, I bought a couple of the simmer mats (third one down) and like them. You don't want to use them though if you are looking to boil some pasta nice and fast.

    "Simmer Mat"

    One of the things that I always worry about though is spattering from frying. So I don't fry on the stove. I do boil though, and it is quite handy for that.

    The top of the stove has marks where I have put pans. I have a Quadra Fire Milennium 3100 (not the step top- the flat top) and LOVE it.

    Don't buy a diffuser with a wooden handle!!!
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  3. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you .
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    yes thank you! I was watching this as I have a wood stove I would like to learn to use, those simmer mat's look like something important! country freedom look slike you and I will b elearning together, please be sure to share anything you learn as I won't be firing mine up until winter.
    Have you seen frugals thread on making chicken stock? I shows him using his wood stove and really gets you excited about it![​IMG]
  5. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    I used to have a wood stove years ago .....back then, i thought it antiquated and a pain...but now .....geesh I wish I had one!
  6. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My youngest daughter will be learning right along with us both LOL
    I will be posting about our adventure from the city to the country.

    It'll be a culture shock - here we don't have a vehicle, as we ride the city bus.
    Living in Public Housing, and I got off of Public Aid earlier this year, not able to grow anything at all.

    Moving to the country we will need a truck, storm shelter, wood cookstove, furniture, timer for the lights in the house, fencing for the property for future miniature cattle and whatever goats/sheep I can talk my DFiance' into agreeing with raising, (found in Mother Earth News)--->BBQ/smoker/oven/fireplace with a 3 sided half wall and roof for cooking outdoors, ect....... all this WILL take time to aquire.
    I have my plans for the henhouse with 4 henyards, and I will need to show my DFiance' where to plan for the henhouse, gardens, and a shed, ect. We have friends that will help in a lot of ways.

    WOW! I am very motivated with learning to be as self sufficient as we can as a family....... the 3 others of my family, though, varying degrees [​IMG].
    I already remake our candles we use, so that's a step.
    No one wants me to go back working as long as I am able not to, so we are learning to budget with everything, we are still learning.

    I am an excited/scared/Nervous Nelly - all together.
    This is a Major step we are taking, moving and living like this right off.
    Been waiting to "move back home to the country" since I was 11 1/2 yrs old and I am going to be 47 yrs old later this year!
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  7. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    We use all of our cast iron cookware and dutch ovens on the woodstove. Some of our pots/pans/skillets were passed down through our family. When its to warm for indoor cooking, we use our firepit. I bet we cook outside more then in year round! I see your in here in martinsville for work tomorrow...very pretty state!

    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  8. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My DFiance' can't wait to be doing that very thing later this summer, while putting up whatever he will be doing.
    I will stay back here in Indiana, so our two youngest can finish this school year out. Our oldest daughter is due to have her second baby later in June, and we will be helping her out until the first week of July, then we will be moving whatever didn't get moved the first round.
  9. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    Keep your eyes open at yard sales, cast iron cookware goes for pennies and unless its cracked, it can be cleaned as good as new and seasoned.

    I will usually start my dutch oven mid morning and put it on our woodstove and thats where it stays till supper time. I dont burn our stove hot during the day unless its crazy cold (its all we heat with).
  10. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:How do you clean it? I am sooooo mad with the non stick pans I bought......[​IMG] I especially wanted a non stick egg pan [​IMG] and sheesh they advertise you can cook a steak in this stuck bad the first time I used it and was a pita to clean [​IMG]

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