Gizmos to make your woodstove safer, more versatile, more enjoyable Accessories abound to make using a woodstove more pleasant. Weshow but a sampling of the products available. Others includechild-guard fences to go around a unit, heat-extracting fins for theflue pipe, baking ovens that sit atop a stove, cleaning brushes, woodsplitters, even stove deodorants. Woodstove dealers stock many of these products.
They are alsopopular mail-order items. 1. Thermometers: magnetic stick-on, $12; probe type for chimney,$18. 2. Stack temperature alarm, $50; goes off if temperatures climbtoo high. 3. Fans; white one pulls heat off ceiling, $45 to $78; blackone moves heat from room to room, $40. 4.
Chimney fire extinguisher,$18. 5. Ash bin, $45. 6. Fireproof hearth rug, $42. 7. Fireproofgloves, $25.
8. Trivets and soapstone, $10 to $40; for cooking onstove, trivets bring temperature down because air can circulateunderneath; soapstone stores heat for slow release after fire dies. 9.
Steamer, $80; heavy cast pot can’t be damaged by high heat oftypical stovetop. 10. Heavy cast teapot, $50; many stove users leave ateapot boiling on stove to humidify house, as fire tends to drawmoisture out of air. 11. Apple cooker, $10; bakes apples while youwatch.
12. Hearth tools, $11 to $23.