Category: Cook Stove

Oven Temperature Testing

Oven Baked Sweet Bread

Back in the old days great-grandma didn’t have a reliable temperature gauge on her oven. She wasn’t as dependent upon an exact oven temperature the way that today’s modern cooks and bakers are. Great-grandma was a wiz in the kitchen  and even though she cooked on wood or coal fired stoves she managed to turn…

Preventing Rust On A Cook Stove

Cook Stove

The best way I’ve found to keep rust away from a cook stove is with a light layer of vegetable shortening or cooking oil. The photo below shows the difference between the areas that have been oiled and the areas that haven’t. The oiled areas are much darker. My cook stove is solid cast iron…

Cook Stove Warmer

Cook Stove Warmer Above The Hob

“Under this is placed a closet for warming and keeping hot the dishes, vegetables, meats, etc., while preparing for dinner. It is also very useful in drying fruit” THE AMERICAN WOMAN’S HOME – 1869 Catherine E. Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe Many modern and antique wood burning cook stoves have a top compartment known as…

Cook Stove Basics

Cook Stove

I use a cook stove for about 7 to 8 months out of the year. A cook stove is a lot of work, but from my point of view it’s a lot of independence and security too. No matter what the weather brings or what happens with energy costs, I will always be able to…