Using Your Stove

Master your new stove and become an expert owner. Learn to build proper fires for clean, efficient burns. Find tips to keep your stove in top shape — from maintenance like cleaning and inspections to troubleshooting common user issues. Discover how to use your stove safely, economically, and confidently all season long with our comprehensive guides.

  1. 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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  2. Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?

    Wood Burners vs. Central Heating: How Much Could You Save?
    If you want to save money on energy in 2024, you might consider installing a wood burner. With energy prices rising this year, using a sustainable heat source like wood is an attractive option for many homeowners looking to cut costs. Read on as we explore the financial and environmental benefits of switching to a […]
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  3. What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?

    What’s the Easiest Way to Split Logs?
    Every homeowner with a wood-burning stove knows the cosy warmth it provides on a chilly evening. However, buying pre-split wood can sometimes pinch the purse. So, how can you save money and ensure a consistent supply of firewood? By finding the right log splitter and doing it yourself, of course! So, let’s explore some of […]
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  4. What to Do About Stove Glass Cracking or Crazing

    What to Do About Stove Glass Cracking or Crazing
    Nothing beats the comfort of a warm, crackling fire from a wood-burning stove when the chilly breeze whistles outside. The stove glass is one of the core components that can make or break your wood burner experience. Like every material, it too has its weak moments. Crazing and cracking stove glass are common issues, but […]
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  5. Is Your Stove Ready for Winter?

    Is Your Stove Ready for Winter?
    The cold winds of winter are just around the corner, and nothing beats the comforting warmth of a wood-burning stove during those chilly nights. But before you light up the first logs of the season, it's essential to ensure your stove is ready to operate efficiently and safely. Here's a comprehensive guide on wood-burning stove […]
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  6. What Are the Benefits of Using a Log Burner Fan?

    What Are the Benefits of Using a Log Burner Fan?
    Whether you’re a long time owner of a log burner, or a complete newbie, you may have heard that it’s worthwhile investing in a log burner fan. But, is it really a clever investment? Keep reading and the Direct Stoves team will provide the answer… What is a log burner fan? As we like to […]
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  7. What Not to Burn in Your Wood-Burner 

    What Not to Burn in Your Wood-Burner 
    Have you decided to jump on the latest trend of warming your home with a wood burner? While a wood-burning stove is an ideal way to heat your home for less amidst an energy price crisis, it's essential to be aware of the fuel you are using. Are you wondering what to burn and what […]
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  8. The Great British Spring Clean: Is It Time to Get Your Chimney Swept? 

    The Great British Spring Clean: Is It Time to Get Your Chimney Swept? 
    Spring has sprung – it's finally March, and as the days get longer and the weather starts to warm up, the UK's gearing up for the Great British Spring Clean. This initiative aims to tidy the environment and make our communities cleaner and more pleasant. While picking up litter and cleaning up parks and public […]
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  9. 10 Ways to Use Your Stove More Sustainably 

    10 Ways to Use Your Stove More Sustainably 
    Just how bad are wood-burning stoves when it comes to the environment? Can you use a stove more sustainably? If you've been reading the news recently, we'll forgive you for believing that using a wood burner to heat your home causes the same pollution levels as an HGV in your living room.   The good news: It's […]
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  10. Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?

    Will I Be Fined £300 for Using My Wood Burner?
    If you've been reading the news recently, you might have seen some concerning headlines about the latest emissions regulations. Chances are, you have many questions. Can you be fined £300 for using a wood burner? Can you get a criminal record for heating your home with a stove? What are these new regulations, exactly? Should […]
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