About Multifuel Stoves
If you're on the lookout for a solid fuel stove, you will be presented with two options; a wood burning, or multi-fuel version. Both look similar, and are made from cast iron. They are available in a selection of styles, from the traditional to the contemporary. The main consideration when choosing this type of stove is your own personal heating requirements.
The most obvious advantage of a multi-fuel stove is that you are not limited to simply burning wood. Multi fuel stoves are a popular choice for those who wish to burn a wider range of materials such as logs, anthracite, smokeless fuels, and peat/turf briquettes.
A multi-fuel stove includes a central riddling grate accompanied by an ash pan, or sometimes a raised grate and additional moving bars. These additions allow a multi-fuel stove to burn a range of different fuels. Differing from wood burning stoves, a multi-fuel stove requires a little bit more maintenance, and the fuel bed must be cleaned regularly in order to supply optimum combustion and efficient burning. The ash pan collects ashes safely and makes their removal simple.
A primary air inlet in more modern multi-fuel stoves can also encourage efficient combustion, as air is introduced from below the grate. Multi-fuel stoves make a stylish addition to any home, and they are also very effective at heating and maintaining a consistent level of heat, which lasts long after the fuel has burnt out.