On the family farm, they have a wood stove that I am so envious of. This stove is not only used to cook meals but also produces enough heat to heat the entire house. I love appliances that are dual purpose, it's so fantastic! The hubs and I have been thinking of whether we want to get a smaller stove like this for our own kitchen. We are planning to gut our "70s" kitchen and think it would be so nice to have a wood burning stove. The smell of the burning wood is amazing, and the fact that I could cook on it too is really appealing.