I'm making a go of trying to heat my place with only wood this year and boy have I learned alot already! I'm excited that last night I finally used the oven part of my wood cook stove to bake a cake. :dance: Anyway, with all the options with the wood cook stove I'd like to know how others use theirs...Do you open the damper to heat the oven for generating heat in the kitchen? Or do you leave it closed and let the heat stay in the box where the wood goes? I have a Knox Meal Master stove in my kitchen and another small wood stove in the living room; both to generate heat. BUt I would like to start cooking on the wood stove too. What kind of pans do you use on and in a wood stove? If things go good with the wood stove; I'll move the electric oven out to the barn for the winter and free up some kitchen space!