Are Wood Cook Stoves As Hot As Regular Stoves?


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Wood stoves are not usually as hot as gas stoves but are capable of temperatures somewhat higher than electric stoves. Depending on the type of wood burned and the airflow into the stove, wood fires can reach temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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On electric stoves, large burners at maximum settings heat between 1,472 and 1,652 degrees F. Propane has a flame temperature of 3,596 degrees F, and natural gas of about 3,542 degrees F.

Wood stoves do not usually burn this hot, but wood burns in air with a flame temperature of about 3,542 degrees F, about the same as propane. As wood converts to charcoal in a wood stove, temperatures can reach as high as 2,000 degrees F.

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