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Old 12-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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I posted here about a year about that I was going to be able to get my wood cookstove. Unfortunately, life has a way of intervening.
Finally, today I placed the order for it!!!
Many thanks to those that responded last year with suggestions, especially MontanaWoodsmen. He really made me think about what to buy and where to buy it from.
I have changed my mind several times, but after reading here, and having many discussions with Obadiah's I have placed my order for the Kitchen Queen model 380. I can hardly wait for her to arrive!
Anne
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:37 PM
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Thumbs up Yeah! That one!

Congrats. That should be a once in a lifetime purchase!
Got your spot all ready for it. http://tinyurl.com/cgey89y

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for posting that link. I am terrible at that.
Yes, she will be going in our great room where our Dover woodstove now sits.
I will miss our little stove, it can keep us at 85-90 degrees all winter long, has glass windows so we can sit and watch the fire, and I can cook on top of it. But when I do so, I am burning my legs with the heat being put out.
I know I will be happy with the Queen, but it will be like letting a member of the family move away to take out the other stove.
But great progress none the less.
Anne
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:44 AM
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Thanks for posting that link. I am terrible at that.
Yes, she will be going in our great room where our Dover woodstove now sits.
I will miss our little stove, it can keep us at 85-90 degrees all winter long, has glass windows so we can sit and watch the fire, and I can cook on top of it. But when I do so, I am burning my legs with the heat being put out.
I know I will be happy with the Queen, but it will be like letting a member of the family move away to take out the other stove.
But great progress none the less.
Anne
I know that feeling--still have my old wood-burner from off-grid.
All rusted out---and I thas its place in a storage room at my sons.

Congrtas on your new prize--soon IT will become the new member of your home.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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CONGRATUALTIONS.................. !

Be SURE to post pictures when you get it installed and going.

Send home baked bread for a taste test...........

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I would like to see Pic's and have your review when you get up and going, CONGRATULATIONS. I'm jealous now,
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Great news!! Looking forward to pictures and posts on your cooking adventures!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 AM
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Hopefully I have a friend that will help me learn how to post pictures. Some things are beyond me yet.
Got a call yesterday with shipping information. It is starting to feel like a reality.
I really am looking forward to cooking without burning the front of my legs like I do when I cook on my little cast iron stove. And being able to bake.
I will keep you posted.
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Just a quick update. The stove came in just a little over a week after placing the order. I was anticipating a long wait.
Of course it sat in the yard for a while, then a foot in front of my front door for a couple of weeks. (Pretty sure no one would try to steal that heavy beast) Then we got her moved in the house, but it was a couple weeks before she got hooked up. Things progress slowly at my house.
Anyway, she is in and burning merrily. Has done great things to sausage and eggs. And today I am off work. My grandson and I baked a cake, and I just took two beautiful loaves of bread out of her. Now I have pork roast simmering away.
Life is good.
I think my low-carb diet is going to suffer.
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Congratulations!!!

I'd love a cup of that coffee==wow===sweet.

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Do enjoy. I really miss the cookstove. Things move even slower around here. lol
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MNfarmlady, I am so glad to hear that you like your stove. I also talked to the lady at Obadiah's, but was waffling as to which stove to get. Seems the real homesteaders like the Kitchen Queen far and above the fancier stoves. I live in Texas, so hate to spend the money with so few cold months, but when needed, it will be a lifesaver. Your posts are really helping me.
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Anyone know if it can burn coal too, or just wood?
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Just a quick update. The stove came in just a little over a week after placing the order. I was anticipating a long wait.
Of course it sat in the yard for a while, then a foot in front of my front door for a couple of weeks. (Pretty sure no one would try to steal that heavy beast) Then we got her moved in the house, but it was a couple weeks before she got hooked up. Things progress slowly at my house.
Anyway, she is in and burning merrily. Has done great things to sausage and eggs. And today I am off work. My grandson and I baked a cake, and I just took two beautiful loaves of bread out of her. Now I have pork roast simmering away.
Life is good.
I think my low-carb diet is going to suffer.
Anne
Oh that's wonderful! You sound like you are having fun with it!
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MNfarmlady, I am so glad to hear that you like your stove. I also talked to the lady at Obadiah's, but was waffling as to which stove to get. Seems the real homesteaders like the Kitchen Queen far and above the fancier stoves. I live in Texas, so hate to spend the money with so few cold months, but when needed, it will be a lifesaver. Your posts are really helping me.
My thoughts also---but a summer kitchen would be a God sent.
We have plenty of wood here---close and at times free for the asking.
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My thoughts also---but a summer kitchen would be a God sent.
We have plenty of wood here---close and at times free for the asking.
Oh Annie! Wouldn't a summer kitchen be wonderful! I do a lot of canning and baking,so that sounds perfect. I more than likely would have to purchase wood or would stock up when I found it. You have me thinking about this, and you are right....a God send. When a door opens....
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I, too, had a hard time deciding. Now that I have the Queen I feel it was a good choice. It is hard to get a real idea from pictures on the internet. I even used masking tape and laid out how big it would be so I could get a better idea. Even with that, she wasn't quite as I had pictured. The Queen 380 is more compact than I thought it would be. But this is not a negative thing. Neat and tidy. I got the shelf instead of the warming oven and visualized having to reach up to get things off of it. However it is lower than I anticipated. I did grab my pressure canner and put on it. Yes it still fits.
The cooktop is plenty big for what I visualize using it for. My intention is to see how long I can go without using my electric stove at all. If that works, I would like to get rid of it and put a sink in its place. Thus freeing up more counterspace on the other side of the room.
As far as I know, it only burns wood, no coal.
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I am positive you will love it. Ours is seven years old in the meantime, but at times I think for our climate a bit too much, overkill. When I am cooking and baking I have to open doors and windows. It has not been that cold. But when it does get cold, wow, it is just wonderful, and there is nothing like the smell of bread baking on a cold day. I do regret though not having bought this stove http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI....#ht_5531wt_906

when I had the chance. It is smaller than the kitchen queen, the bar around is at a very convenient distance for hanging things to dry, and the large drawer on the bottom is for the firewood. I could kick myself for not bringing a couple of them when DH retired from overseas military.
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Anyone know if it can burn coal too, or just wood?
Yes some can burn coal and some I am sure have burned coal in ones for wood.
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