Friday, January 27, 2012

Wood Stove comparisons

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Customer in PA

Carole bought a stove this August so this is her first season using it. She just sent us this email on 12/12.

Can I just say I LOVE MY STOVE!!!! I have been using it lately because the weather finally cooperated. I just love it---I do not have to get up at night to put wood in it. I load it about 10 pm and am good until at least 9 am the next day. It does get quite warm in the house and I have to open windows and turn on the fan. The oldest dogs cannot breath when it gets over 72 degrees so I need to do the window and fan thing for him. He lays in from of the fan and sleeps all night. My son said it sure throws some heat. I have been burning both wood and wood pellets so far. I have corn but have not used it yet mainly because I the barrel is buried behind the Christmas decorations. Once I take them down and put them away--I will try the corn. I have never been so pleased with a wood burner in my life. I have had 3 and this is my forth and the last.
It is sooooo nice to sleep through the night and still have a warm house. My house is all on one floor and the stove is in the finished basement. I have 11 foot ceiling in the basement and 12 foot ones in the main part of the house. The rest of the house has 10 foot ceilings and every part is just as toasty as could be.
You and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for everything.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy PA Customer

Doug bought his stove last spring and used it some then and has refired it this fall.

Here is a recent email we received from him.
"Haven't sent you guys a praise email in awhile so I thought you were do for one. After reading the manual 20 or so time over the summer I think I figured out some new stuff. I wasn't piling up coals against the baffle before reloading. And since I started doing that I'm getting exceptionally long burns out of my slabwood. Its been a steady 80 in the house since the weather turned for the worse. So once again THANK YOU! I love the fact that I don't have to cover my 5 year old in blankets when it 20 degrees out. Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a blessed holiday season."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Time to light the stove again

Well it is that time of year. It is starting to cool and the house is not getting above 60 degrees so it looks like it is time to light the Sedore stove. One of the days this week we will inaugurate this heating season officially.
In the meantime we wanted to alert you to a wonderful sale going on for the next month (until November 15th). All options on the Sedore stove, except the water coils, will be on sale for 50%. This is an amazing sale and has never been offered before. New prices for the next 30 days are as follows:
Window - $1100 - now $550
Stainless lid - was $600 now $300
Paint job - $150 now $75 except antique ruby which was $200 and now $100
Nickel trim - $400 to $600 now $200 to $300.

If you have even been giving the idea half a thought to purchase a stove now is the time. Winter is coming and it is getting cold, fuel prices are tremendously high, and there is a sale on any and all options you might want. Don't delay; time is limited.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Prices are going up.

Prices are going up on the Sedore stove, along with everything else around us. The prices changes are effective immediately, but there are a limited number of stoves available at current prices until April 30th. Contact us ASAP if you want to get something before the price change. Our website will soon reflect the new prices, but if you want to know the details now keep on reading.
Basic stove - $2975
Window - $1105
Stainless Steel Lid (Bobtop) - $624
Paint job - $160 (Except antique ruby which will be $213)
Domestic water coil (installed) - $468
Radiant Water coil (installed) - $715
Nickel Trim Package (new option) (Includes trim around air bar, ash door, and lid) - $448
Nickel Trim Package that includes trim around window - $605

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sedore Bread Recipe

This recipe and instructions come from Jim In Maryland who got his Sedore stove in January 2011.

Recipe makes a wet dough, but that’s apparently what allows it to store in the fridge so well.
Here’s the wife’s recipe for the dough & baking it on a baking stone in the oven;
In a large bowl mix;
6 C lukewarm water
3 tsp yeast
3 tsp salt
13 C flour
Mix & let rest 2hrs (longer hasn’t hurt), lightly covered (she uses a hand towel & leaves it on in the fridge too) then refrigerate.
To use, take piece off & roll in flour and/or cornmeal (I just cornmeal & seed) & let rise 40 min (20 min of that would be pre-heating her baking stone).
Bake @450 for 30min.
In my Sedore adaptation, I don’t bother letting it rise (I figure it has 2-2.5hrs @200-250 to rise & bake). Right out of the fridge, I just roll it in seeds & cornmeal then place a semi-flattened piece on the 1” thick foil “airbake” in the Dutch oven (on the Sedores back shelf) & cover. I usually rotate the dutch oven about 1hr in, since the stack side is the hottest. When it’s done, it will be firm to the touch & no longer like a squishy risen doughball. I was told to let it cool before slicing but I usually can’t resist so I don’t think it matters.
I found that if I load the stove up & get the stack toasty when the bread first goes on, it cooks faster. On my brother-in-laws conventional woodstove, the dutch oven gets much warmer (~350) & it only takes 1-1.25 hours for them. With the lid on, the bread “steams” & comes out really tender w/o a crusty crust. Back in the baking stone days, I would butter the top while fresh to soften the crust. I no longer have to do that with the dutch oven method.
Figuring out Sedore bread was one of my first challenges/ goals. I love getting the free heat out of it & not running the oven @450 three or more times per week. Probably part of the reason our electric bill dropped almost $300..

Thanks to Jim. We are going to try this here at VisionStone Stoves. Seems like a wonderful idea.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Haven't been on here much

We have not been faithful with our blog. Much of that is because we are posting more on the facebook page. But from time to time there is still something that needs a bit more room and so there will a posting now and then.