Joanna Humphreys

  1. What Is an External Air Kit for a Wood-Burning Stove?

    What Is an External Air Kit for a Wood-Burning Stove?
    Nothing beats the warm, fuzzy feeling of gathering around a crackling, cosy wood-burning stove on a chilly evening. But keeping your trusty stove burning at its best can be tricky in the airtight, well-sealed homes we build today. That's where the convenient and reliable external air kit comes in, ensuring your stove operates at its […]
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  2. Everything You Need to Know About Kamado Joe Grills

    Everything You Need to Know About Kamado Joe Grills
    Kamado-style grilling has exploded in popularity in recent years. And one of the leading brands in the kamado market is Kamado Joe. Their ceramic grills consistently receive rave reviews for their innovative features, ease of use and exceptional grilling performance. In this in-depth guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about Kamado Joe grills. […]
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  3. What Wood Should You Burn Outdoors?

    What Wood Should You Burn Outdoors?
    Nothing beats a cosy firepit in your back garden in the summer. The crackling flames, the woody aroma – it’s an experience that brings people together and creates lasting memories. However, not all firewood is made equal when having a pleasant and safe outdoor fire. Certain types of wood burn better and cleaner than others. […]
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  4. Wood Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction

    Wood Burning Stoves Facts vs. Fiction
    Wood-burning stoves have been the subject of much controversy in recent months. Claims abound that they are pumping out dangerous levels of air pollution and should be banned outright. But how much truth is there to these assertions? In this post, we’ll separate the facts from the fiction surrounding wood burners. Using scientific research and […]
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  5. How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden

    How to Use Wood Burner Ash in Your Garden
    Wood ash from your trusty wood burner needn't be wasted. When properly applied, this mineral-rich material can provide an array of benefits for your garden. Wood ash is not just a waste product from your stove; it's a valuable resource for your garden. Using it, you can grow more bountiful vegetables, fruit, and flowers or […]
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  6. Introducing...Outdoor Living on Directstoves.com

    Introducing...Outdoor Living on Directstoves.com
    Outdoor living is for gathering, relaxing, and connecting over delicious food and warm conversation. With the right outdoor living products, your patio, balcony, or back garden can extend your home – a place to create lasting memories with family and friends. At Direct Stoves, we offer an extensive range of premium brands to make outdoor […]
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  7. 10 Delicious Dinners to Cook Outdoors

    10 Delicious Dinners to Cook Outdoors
    Take your outdoor cooking game to new heights this spring and summer with these ten mouth-watering recipes perfect for the barbecue, grill, or outdoor oven. Whether you're cooking for a garden gathering or a camping trip, impress your guests with these simple yet show-stopping dishes from top names like Kamado Joe and Fontana. With this […]
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  8. UK Stove Emissions Dropped in 2022 Despite Record Sales

    UK Stove Emissions Dropped in 2022 Despite Record Sales
    The latest government pollution data - including stove emissions stats - should reassure potential UK stove buyers that today’s models are way cleaner than old ones, especially if you use them correctly. Many British households now want wood-burning stoves to avoid flaky energy grids or increasing fossil fuel prices. But some worry that more stoves […]
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  9. Can I Burn Coal in My Multi-Fuel Stove?

    Can I Burn Coal in My Multi-Fuel Stove?
    If you have a multi-fuel stove at home, you may wonder if you can burn coal. Coal has traditionally been a popular fuel choice for stoves and open fires in the UK. However, due to air pollution and health concerns, regulations on selling traditional house coal have recently changed. So, what types of coal are […]
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  10. Stoves Vs. HGVs: The Truth Behind the Emissions Claims

    Stoves Vs. HGVs: The Truth Behind the Emissions Claims
    You may have seen some bold claims recently about wood-burning stoves producing the same emissions as hundreds of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). These attention-grabbing headlines certainly make you sit up and take notice. But how accurate are they? Let’s have a closer look at the facts behind the hype. The controversial claim First things first […]
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