In the 1980s, Rayburn introduced the Rayburn Nouvelle line of boilers, which included the Rayburn Solid Fuel Nouvelle and the Rayburn Oil Nouvelle. Rayburn introduced the Solid Fuel Nouvelle to give users the opportunity to use a variety of fuels including wood, peat, and other solid fuels. The boiler does more than heat water, though. It also includes a cooking surface and an oven, and doubles as a central heating unit.
The Rayburn Oil Nouvelle provides a big step up from its little brother because it uses kerosene instead of solid fuels, which only burns for up to 2 hours in the Solid Fuel Nouvelle, the Oil Nouvelle operates continuously for hours. The kerosene flow is determined by an electrical oven thermostat, which keeps the temperature more stable than the Solid Fuel Nouvelle; however, once the power goes out, you can only use the cooker burner. You can still find these both of these boilers on eBay today, which make excellent additions to both modern and off-grid homes.