Manufacturers of wood stoves include Jotul, Heartland and Vermont Castings. While Jotul and Vermont Castings specialize in wood stoves for heating, Heartland specializes in wood cook stoves. Wood stoves can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or from retailers.
Heartland manufactures wood cook stoves in the United States and carries several different designs, including simple, utilitarian styles and traditional, decorative styles. Jotul, a Norwegian company that has been manufacturing wood heating stoves since 1853, carries a variety of styles for different size spaces. Vermont Castings manufactures wood heating stoves in the United States and carries several designs in both traditional black and other colors. Each company manufactures EPA-approved stoves in both catalytic and non-catalytic designs.
Wood stoves come in a variety of styles depending on their intended use. The most common types of wood stoves are heating stoves and cook stoves. Wood stoves are either catalytic or non-catalytic, with catalytic designs required in some areas. Catalytic wood stoves have a specially-made ceramic insert that smoke passes through, and secondary gases and materials trapped within the ceramic are burned as well, leading to a more efficient burn and fewer particulates. Non-catalytic stoves do not have this feature. In the United States, the EPA sets the efficiency standards for both catalytic and non-catalytic wood stoves.