What Goes Around, Comes Around: Wood-Burning Cook Stoves Enjoy Resurgence
Wood-burning cook stove collecting is heating up. Rural kitchen classics such as the Majestic cook stove and Monarch cook stove are popular once again.
This Majestic cook stove, once owned by my grandmother, is now the heart of my brother’s mountain cabin.
Our Monarch cook stove is a top-of-the-line model with an oven temperature gauge and fold-down pan rests on the back board. Both this and the Majestic have water reservoirs (not shown) that fit on one side to heat water.
The stow-away pack rat poked his head out the top of this rusty old stove salvaged from a tumble-down mountain cabin.
Most wood- and coal-burning kitchen ranges built from the late 1930s on had attractive, easy-to-clean porcelain on all but the cooking surface.