Investing in a small or mini wood burning stove is both evocative and effective as it comes with the traditional look, aesthetics and often becomes the centerpiece of the room as well as for the practical reasons. These stoves are the best way for heating up spaces like a small living room or cabin. These stoves are the best alternatives for the inbuilt fireplaces and provide comfort both physically and economically as they are also cheaper than the propane heaters and are a perfect off-grid solution.
SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE
The few things to be kept in mind while investing in these stoves is the safety and maintenance which includes the positioning of stoves in the house or room so that one stays clear of fire hazards and as burning wood emits deadly gases like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, there need to be installed a CO alarm and chimney which carries the gases out of your home. Another main thing to be kept in mind is to make sure the stove is EPA certified, proving that they do not create heavy pollution and burns efficiently. For small homes, there are many great EPA approved stoves that may work very well. There are majorly two types of stoves divided on the basis of requirement of fuels – single and multi-fuel stoves, where single fuel stoves require only wood but multi-fuel stoves can burn wood, turf, peat and pressed briquettes.
As for the majority of the people, a single fuel stove is sufficient but with others living in smoke prone areas or environmental restrictions, a multi-fuel stove is the best pick.
EPA(Environmental Protection Agency) certified wood stoves must meet the standards considering:
- Emission rate
- Heat output
- Carbon monoxide
Except all this, this is the best way to feel warm and cosy during winter nights.
The Best Small Wood Stoves Reviews
Osburn 1700 is one of the best wood-burning stoves specially designed for smaller spaces. Elegant in looks and robust body makes it the center of attraction.
- EPA 2020 certified *
- Heating area : 500-1800ft²
- Maximum heating capacity : 65,000 BTU/h (19kw)
- Average emission rate : 1.26g/h
- Maximum burn time : 6h
- Lifetime warranty
- Maximum log length: 18’’
- Door type: Single, glass with cast iron frame
- Dimensions: Height : 30 ⅜’’ / Width : 24 ⅞’’ / Depth : 23 ¼’’
* As per new revised EPA standards, any wood stove must emit less than 2.5g/h of fine particles.
This stove is built with reduced clearances, as shown below:
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This stove is remarkable for its long life warranty and robustness and is provided with high-density bricks, a cast iron door and a built-in ash pan which is easy to
clean. The stove has a top heat deflector and side panels to reduce its clearances. Osburn 1700 comes with a chimney diameter of 6 inches and firebox of dimensions: 11 ⅞’’x 19 ⅝’’x 13 ½’’.
The Osburn 1700 is a quick pick because of reduced clearances and its elegant design.
VOGELZANG TR001 DEFENDER
The Vogelzang defender is from our first picks of all in terms of the overall atmosphere it creates. The single door with glass gives a remarkable view of the fire.
- EPA certified*
- Heat output : 68,000 BTU/h
- Heating area: up to 1,200 ft²
- Weight: 265lbs
- Maximum burn time: 8 hours
- Log length: 18’’
- Door type: Single, ceramic glass
- Dimensions: Height : 28’’ / Width : 23.5’’ / Depth : 25.5’’
- Blower included
- Adjustable legs
*This stove does not meet requirements of the new EPA 2020.
Vogelzang TR001 Defender wood stove is made with a robust steel plate with a firebrick inner lining, a heavy cast iron door with ceramic glass window (8inches) and a charcoal black finish. This stove allows the wood to burn longer which costs less fuel expenses, also includes adjustable legs which gives more clearance from nearby surfaces.
VOGELZANG TR004 COLONIAL EPA WOOD STOVE
If you are looking for a wood stove that provides you warmth as well as decorates your living room in a more modern style, go for Vogelzang TR004 Colonial wood stove, as this stove stands out for its exquisite and practical design.
- EPA certified : YES
- Heating output : Upto 69,000 BTUs
- Heating area : Upto 1,800ft²
- Maximum log length : 18 inches
- Door type : Cast iron door with ceramic glass window
- Weight : 265lbs
- Maximum burn time : 8 hours
This stove provides efficient heating within an area of up to 1,800 square feet. Plus, Vogelzang TR004 is built keeping in mind robustness, toughness, design, and to last with regard to its heat resistance.
The extended walls or edges from the firebox is specially designed for more safety and reliability.
Need a smaller yet efficient wood burning stove!!
Here it is, the HI-FLAME SHETLAND is one of the smallest wood stoves which features good looks and smart design. This stove has a great efficiency rating of 85% which is one of the highest ratings given to a smaller stove.
- Heat output: 21,000 BTU/h
- Efficiency: 85%
- Heating area : upto 800ft²
- Weight: 174 lbs
- Dimensions: Height : 24’’ / Width : 17’’ / Depth : 18’’
- Clearance: Low
- Warranty: 7 years
The size of this stove makes it perfect for smaller rooms and cabins. It is flexible in terms of installation by using a top or rear flue(a duct for smoke). The reduced clearance from other surfaces is also what makes it suitable for smaller rooms.
The Shetland is made with solid cast iron for strength and contains a ceramic glass window on the door for a clear view of fire. This particular stove stands out in the market because of its well engineered design and 7 year warranty.
PLEASANT HEARTH LWS
Searching for a wood stove that can heat, elegantly decorate your home as it gives a clear view of the fire through the glass window?
Well, Pleasant Hearth is the one, a centrepiece with a large glass window on the door providing heat as well as brightens up the room.
- Heat output: 50,000 BTU/h
- Efficiency: 81%
- Heating area: Up to 1,200 ft²
- Maximum log length: 18 inches
- Weight: 77 lbs
- Dimensions: Height : 31.5’’ / Width : 22.5’’ / Depth : 22.5’’
The other important features of this stove are air wash ventilation, a blower that evenly distributes the heat in the entire room and a brick lined firebox. The lack of removable ash tray is the only drawback of this stove.
Here shown is the smaller version of this model. This appliance is also available in 2 larger sizes for bigger rooms and homes.
PLEASANT HEARTH WS-2417
Pleasant Hearth WS-2417 works really well for your small family and is well priced. This stove provides highly effective indoor zone heating.
- Heat output: 50,000 BTU/h
- Efficiency: 81%
- Heating area: Upto 1,200 ft²
- Maximum log length: Upto 18 inches
- Emission rate: 3.9g/h
- Weight: 243 lbs
- Dimensions: Height : 28’’ / Width : 22.5’’ / Depth : 23’’
- Warranty: 5 years
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This particular model comes with an instructional DVD which guides through all the procedures- maintenance and installation.
All the models of Pleasant Hearth stoves come with a brick lined firebox, air wash ventilation and chrome handles. The air wash system maintains the cleanliness of the glass window. The door is made up of solid cast iron with a large ceramic glass window which can brighten up any room.
DICKINSON NEWPORT **Smallest**
Dickinson Newport is the smallest stove available and specially designed for marine use. This stove is neatly packed together, reliable, very efficient, and can be mounted on the wall which saves up space.
- Heat output: Upto 8,000 BTU/h
- Heating area: Upto 500ft²
- Weight: 15 lbs
- Dimensions: Height : 14.7’’ / Width : 7.88’’ / Depth : 10’’
- Especially designed for Boat(marien use)
Dickinson Newport is smaller in size but can heat upto 3000-8000 BTU within 500ft². You can use many types of fuels in this stove like wood, peat(turf), charcoal, presto log fuel and more or less the density of heat it provides depends on the fuel type.
Dickinson Newport is especially designed for use in boats(20-25 feet), it is also very well suited to heat up a small room or cabin or your tiny home.The stove would not be able to heat in extreme winters or large rooms but works for keeping small rooms warm in most climates.
It comes with a removable ash drawer which makes it much more easy to clean and maintain. It is made of stainless steel and known for its durability.
A chimney is required for the installation of this stove, 3’’ in diameter and straight 4 feet in length.The chimney consists of another air pipe which helps in feeding the fire. The fresh air vent must be close to the heater.
The only drawback is that it cannot heat up in extremely cold climates. Plus point is that this stove frees up the floor space as it can be mounted on the wall.
SUMMERS HEAT TIMBER RIDGE
As you look at this Timber Ridge wood burning stove, you will be stunned by its minimal and shallow design. The European style design of this stove will add charm to your home. Timber Ridge is a quality stove that is compatible, reliable and gives space a priority.
- Heat output: Upto 40,000 BTU/h
- Heating area: Upto 1,200ft²
- Maximum log length : 16 inches
- Door type: Iron door with ceramic glass
- Dimensions: Height : 30.2’’ / Width : 20.4’’ / Depth : 12.5’’
- Flue(chimney) size: 6 inches
- Blower: Included(no extra charges)
This wood stove is made with heavy duty steel in the USA, consisting of a heavy duty cast iron door within the perfectly welded body and structure. The door features a large ceramic glass window giving a great view of fire and brightening up the atmosphere. It is really efficient and specially designed to produce a low rate of emissions which basically results in less usage of fuel.
The ceramic glass window is cleaned by an air wash system at all times. Timber Ridge comes with a blower(without any extra charges) which helps in improving and distributing the heat evenly throughout the room. It comes with two types of handles- brass and nickel, a great option!!
The non-catalytic refractory firebox inside is made as efficient as possible for clean combustion, helped by custom made convention channels that provide maximum heat transfer. A 6 inches chimney pipe is required for easier installation. Because of its shallow design, it frees up much more space. The space underneath the stove can be used to store and collect wood logs which clears up the fuss to keep them in a place and makes it compatible.
This stove is a top pick for its design, compatibility, reliability, and very well suitable for tight spaces.
EcoZoom PLANCHA ROCKET STOVE
Have been thinking of going out, camping in nice weather, EcoZoom Plancha Rocket Stove fits best for this use. EcoZoom is an enterprise which makes portable wood and charcoal stoves . These stoves are especially designed for heating pots and pans and cooking but can also be used for keeping a tiny room warm.
EcoZoom Plancha is suited for recreational use. For cooking on these stoves, fuels like firewood, charcoal or solid biomass fuel are used.
- Weight: 80 lbs
- Dimensions: Height : 12’’ / Width : 22’’ / Depth : 18’’
- Griddle for cooking: Large
- Combustion chambers: 2
- Area for log storage
The EcoZoom Plancha is unique and slightly different from what we have on our list. The stove consists of 2 independent combustion chambers that can be used at different heat levels at the same time. It retains heat as much as possible when fueled and heats up the cooking surface evenly.
The surface for cooking is made of solid cast iron measuring 22×18 inches. The lids on the cooking surface are removable giving direct access to the fire and makes it easy to clean. The cast iron griddle of the stove is baffled on the bottom side helping in circulation and forces the smoke out of the chimney.
The chimney of 8 foot comes with the stove and can be easily extended to install it indoors, as per the requirements. The compartment at the back helps to save space by storing some drywood. The stove is especially designed for outdoor use but easily fits indoors too.
CUBIC CUB MINI STOVE
Cubic is a company based in Canada that produces quality wood stoves. Cubic Cub Mini is specially made for small spaces with low ceilings. Its sleek and smooth design provides an aesthetically pleasing addition to the whole area.
- Heating area: 100-200ft²
- Heat output: 6000-14000 BTU/h
- Damper(vent) controls : 2
- Smoke emission: Low
- Large display window
- Weight: 25.6 pounds
- Dimensions: Height : 12’’ / Width : 11’’ / Depth : 10.5’’
- Maximum log length: 5 ¾’’
- Fuel: Wood, charcoal and pressed fire logs
Cubic MIni perfectly heats within the radius of 100-200 square feet, the fire needs to be stoked every 1-2 hours to keep it working. The stove needs clearances of 20’’ from all the surfaces without shielding. Once shielded and mounted properly the clearances get reduced to 3 inches.
The best feature of this stove is that it comes with 2 dampers(vents). The first damper allows you to make the best use of each fire by allowing the precision of oxygen. This works in both ways, that is, if more heat is needed, open up the damper and vice versa.
The second damper at the bottom allows you to re-burn the gases that remain which makes it more efficient. This efficiency leads to very little smoke and clean-burning thus saving up your lungs from smoke. The Cubic cub can fit one liter of coffee pot on its top plate if the brass railing is not removed.
Cubic Mini has a great aesthetic design and a large glass window which adds up some light to your mood and atmosphere.
The only drawbacks are – stove pipings are sold separately and not suitable if your home is above 200 square feet.
CUBIC GRIZZLY MINI WOOD STOVE
Cubic Grizzly is slightly bigger in size than the Cubic Cub wood stove. This model is capable of heating up areas more than 200ft²(with higher ceiling) upto 600ft².The design of the stove is compact and does not take much space.
- Heat output: 8,000-18,000 BTU/h
- Heating area: 200-600ft²
- Maximum log length: 6 ¾’’
- Maximum burn time: 3-4 hours
- Weight: 34 pounds
- Dimensions: Height :15’’ / Width : 13’’ / Depth : 12’’
- Removable railing
- Window: Ceramic glass
- Fuel type: Wood, charcoal, pressed fire logs
Cubic Grizzly is a beautifully crafted wood stove and produces double heat as compared to that of Cubic Cub. It is very efficient resulting in clean burning and produces very little smoke due to the damper control combustion system, easy to install and operate, like Cubic Cub. It is made from laser cut steel which makes it durable.
Maximum log length is 6 ¾’’ which allows enough room for airflow around the sides and does not damage the insulation inside. The need to stoke the fire is less as compared to Cubic Cub as it burns straight for 3-4 hours, also removes the humidity from the room or cabin.
This model can fit a 2litre coffee pot on the top plate without removing the brass railing.
The stove’s pipings are sold separately.
The stove is known for its durability and heating up tiny cabins or even small living rooms.
The Dwarf 3KW is a multi-fuel wood stove, highly compact, specially designed for smaller spaces like RV’s, travel trailers and campers.This heater is made with robust features and is suitable for full time use. The Dwarf 3KW is efficient, durable and affordable!
- EPA certified: NO
- Heat output: 3kw or 10,000 BTUs
- Heating area: 100-300ft²
- Weight: 75 lbs
- Flue diameter: 4 inches
- Maximum log length: 6-8 inches
- Multi-fuel stove
- Made from steel and cast iron
Dwarf 3KW well fits within small spaces around 100-300 square feet giving heat output of 10,000 BTUs. Adding on, it can be installed with either a top or rear flue which also gives surface on the top for cooking.
There are separate primary, secondary and tertiary air control systems which gives it extremely good efficiency.
The internal firebox and cast iron door is made of durable cast iron and fire brick for heat retention and durability. The door consists of a large ceramic glass window for a classy look.
Another handy feature is a riddling grate with a removable ash pan for easy cleaning and disposal.
US STOVE 1269E SMALL EPA CERTIFIED CAST IRON LOGWOOD STOVE
When it comes to add up a rustic and elegant style in your place, US Small Stove 1269E is your go to stove. The 1269E is certified by the EPA and meets all the necessary standards. This stove is perfect for use in shops, cabins, garages, even in your home and other outdoor spaces.
- EPA certified: YES
- Heating output : Upto 54,000 BTUs
- Heating area: Upto 900ft²
- Maximum log length: 23 inches
- Weight: 120 lbs
- Made from heavy-duty iron
- Color: Black
The 1269E is made from heavy duty cast iron, black in color, and can accommodate upto 23 inches of logs in length. The stove includes a solid surface specially for cookin on the top.
For better, the stove features two safety handles that stay cool to touch while you cook. It can easily heat up to 54,000 BTUs in an area of 900ft².
It is durable and the rustic and vintage look makes it the center of attraction.
ELELOVEPH WOOD BURNING PORTABLE CAMPING STOVE
The Eleloveph stove is a highly compact camping stove made of durable, high quality stainless steel. It is known for its durability, quality, eco-friendly properties and size.
- Dimensions: 5.3×5.3×3 inches
- Fuel type: Twigs, wood, leaves and pine
- Weight: 13oz
- 3 arms support base
- No need to carry heavy fuels
It is equipped with a 3 arms support base which provides a safe and stable cooking surface, evenly distributed. There is no need for any petrol fuels for burning, well ventilated.
As the design is compact, it frees much space for other things, is easy to store, can be carried flat into your backpack while travelling and without worries.
EcoZoom DURA CAMPING STOVE
The EcoZoom Dura camping stove is very durable, sturdy and resistant to tipping, falling or mishaps. It is a quality wood stove that is especially crafted for hiking, trekking, camping, RV’s, backpacking trips and off-grid cooking.
- No gas or electricity required
- Fuel type : Wood or biomass
As no gas or electricity is required, it completely works on wood and biomass for fuel. It is designed with a well insulated combustion chamber which increases the life time of the stove and forces the gases to mix with flames, decreasing harmful emissions which makes it eco-friendly.
The stick support added from outside to the stove makes it easier to use longer wood logs. It is easy to clean, maintain and both the handles on stays cool while cooking which is safe to touch and move.
The Dura is picked because of its efficiency and simplicity.
Best for your small backyard munches!
VARGO TITANIUM HEXAGON WOOD STOVE
Available today, the Vargo titanium hexagon wood stove is a compact size, lightweight and convenient appliance. This stove uses easy-to-find(twigs, leaves, etc) and renewable fuels wherever your journey takes you.
- Space efficient
- Made with heavy duty titanium
- Sleek body
- Quick setup
- Hinged panels and door
It is a heavy duty titanium construction with a sleek body that can be folded flat and packed when not in use.
Featured with side hinged panels and door for quick setup. The body structure, conical shape creates a chimney effect allowing the fire from logs to move upwards to provide quick heating.
Vargo Titanium is easy to use, well built and works flawlessly.
LIXADA WOOD BURNING STOVE
Made from durable stainless steel, Lixada features a foldable construction which makes it a must carry for all backpackers, survivalists, and campers.
- Space efficient
- Ideal for small pots and pans
- Quick setup
- Environmental friendly
- Fuel resources: Twigs, leaves, branches, and alcohol
- Made from stainless steel
Lixada small wood stove works under high heat and heavy weight when correctly fueled and is resistant to heat.
The stove is compact, portable, easy to fold, and can be carried in your bag’s small pocket. It is easy to use and comes with a quick setup which hardly takes 20 seconds and makes it handier. The stove is ideal for small pots and pans only.
FOR YOUR NEEDS:
Anything and everything which is to be placed or installed in a small house needs to be space efficient. All these stoves are especially made for small and tiny spaces, few of the stoves are, well, tiny. These do not require high maintenance, plus makes a good centrepiece for your living room.
While picking one, make sure about the clearance spaces as they require a minimum distance from other materials and surfaces. Another important point to be kept in mind is how much heat and what other features are required.
For travellers, a stove needs to be portable, and space efficient.
These stoves are advanced than those old fireplaces, producing very less smoke and more heat. The EPA sets the emission standards for these stoves which are to be maintained for less smoke and carbon footprint.