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Steel vs Cast Iron Wood Stoves

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can someone please explain the positives and negatives of each? Ive only used steel stoves and am looking at getting a cast iron one- what are the drawbacks? thank you

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Steel stoves are cheaper and heat up faster. Cast iron is more expensive, heavier and holds heat longer. You can start a fire in a steel stove and heat up the room in less than a half hour, the cast iron could take over an hour.

I've had both and probably give a little bit of an edge to cast just because of the more tempered heat. Surrounding a steel stove with thermal mass could have the same effect.
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