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7 of the Most Unusual Log Burners

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Do you like to stand out from the crowd? Do you refuse to put up with the ordinary? Well, if that sounds like you, and you’re looking for a new log burner for your home, you’ll love this list of the seven most unusual log burners currently on sale in the UK.

1. Ekol Baked Apple Pie Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

Ekol Baked Apple Pie Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

Ekol Baked Apple Pie Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

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If Apple made log burners, they’d probably look something like the Ekol Baked Apple Pie. 

Aside from its fantastically unusual looks, and quite frankly funny name, the Ekol Baked Apple Pie is a wood burning stove that’ll attract – and hold – attention. 

If you really like to do things your own way, then you’ll love this stove, as it’s highly customisable. You’re able to select the colour of the stove’s body, door and oven door, creating a stove that’ll be truly unique to you. 

Available colours include Green Illusion, Mojave Red, Patriot Blue, Almond and Metallic Black to name just a few. 

Oh, and the Ekol Baked Apple Pie has a food-based name for a good reason. It also includes a baking oven so that you can cook up a treat whilst keeping you and your friends warm.

Because the Ekol Baked Apple Pie is of compact dimensions, it’s ideal for use in smaller spaces such as boats, yurts, garden pods and offices, and sheds. Plus, because it is DEFRA approved, it can be used in smoke control areas such as towns and cities.

What’s not to like?! If you want a truly unusual, yet immensely practical and good-looking log burner, you’ve just found it! Plus, the Ekol Baked Apple Pie is actually part of a wider family of unusual log burners, so there’s plenty of choice!

2. Beltane Holford Wood Burning/Multifuel Inset Stove

Beltane Holford Wood Burning/Multifuel Inset Stove

Beltane Holford Wood Burning/Multifuel Inset Stove

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Have you ever considered having a fire literally embedded into the wall of your home? Then the Beltane Holford is for you. 

As an inset stove, the Beltane Holford is something of a rarity – which is perfect if you’re looking for a log burner with a difference. 

With a sleek, contemporary finish, the Beltane Holford stove will look at home in even the most modern of settings and thanks to the fact that it’s inset, it’ll smoothly, unobtrusively fit in with its surroundings.

Don’t think the Beltane Holford is all style and no substance though. In fact, it’s quite the contrary, thanks to its innovative stove technology including a powerful airwash system that’ll keep the stove’s glass crystal clear.

It’s also immensely practical and powerful, providing 5kW of heat output – which is more than enough to keep medium to large sized rooms cosy warm – with an outstanding energy efficiency of 80.4%, and A+ energy rating. Perfect for these energy bill conscious times!

So, if you want a slightly ‘off the wall’ log burner that’ll sit in your wall, the Beltane Holford is for you.

3. Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning EcoDesign Cook Stove

Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning EcoDesign Cook Stove

Esse Bakeheart Wood Burning EcoDesign Cook Stove

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It may seem a little unorthodox, but why not combine cooking and home heating into a single package? After all, that’s probably why you’re here, right?!

The Esse Bakeheart allows you to do exactly that, thanks to its powerful 5kW heat output, a four zone cooking hob and a baking oven.

This is a log burner that really does it all!

Designed and manufactured by Esse, who have a pedigree stretching back to 1854, the Bakeheart is a highly-versatile stove which can be installed pretty much anywhere to provide a reliable, ‘off-grid’ source of heat. 

Thanks to its unique heat transfer technology, the Bakeheart’s hob will heat up within only a few minutes of the stove being lit. This means you can boil water or fry up some eggs and bacon quickly and easily when you first light the stove in the morning. 

Likewise, the Bakeheart’s baking oven will allow you to cook a range of items from bread to casseroles. 

All of this is done with incredible efficiency too, with the Bakeheart putting out 5kW of heat at an efficiency of 82.3%, making it an A+ rated appliance. In other words, the Bakeheart can cook and keep your home heated whilst also saving you money on energy bills. 

Win, win!

4. Woodfire CX8 Eco Boiler Stove

Woodfire CX8 Eco Boiler Stove

Woodfire CX8 Eco Boiler Stove

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What if you could boast to your friends that you get your hot water from firewood? That’d be pretty unusual, wouldn’t it?

Well, you’ll be able to make that boast if you buy the Woodfire CX8 Eco Boiler Stove. 

This is a log burner that’ll not only help you heat your home, but because of its in-built boiler, it can also provide hot water for your central heating system or general domestic use (e.g. washing up, bathing etc). 

In fact, if you combine the CX8 with a thermal store, then you can keep the hot water generated by the stove for later use. 

The CX8 provides 2.6kW of heat to the room in which it is situated, and a further 5.4kW to the water that it heats – meaning it generates a significant amount of heat overall.

The beauty of the CX8 is that it does all of this in an incredibly efficient way. That’s thanks to its tertiary air supply, which makes the stove burn very efficiently and cleanly. In fact, the CX8 has an efficiency of 76%, meaning your firewood will go so much further. 

So, if you want to go ‘off-grid’ and unshackle you and your home from the grip of the energy companies, choose the Woodfire CX8 Eco Boiler Stove.

5. Westfire Uniq 37 Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

Westfire Uniq 37 Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

Westfire Uniq 37 Wood Burning EcoDesign Stove

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When many people think of wood-burning stoves, they probably think of box-like, rustic looking stoves sitting within old, brick-built fireplaces. 

Well, that’s about the exact opposite of the Westfire Uniq 37 – which as its name implies – is a truly unique log burner, thanks to its smooth, cylindrical shape and glass side panels which provide a 180º view of the fire within.

This is a log burner that looks like no other. 

As it can be stood on either a 12mm glass or 20mm slate hearth, the Uniq 37 can be positioned in the centre of a room, making it a true focal point. 

Plus, with a huge 7.2kW heat output, this stove is perfect for heating large, open-plan spaces. This is another of our hugely popular unusual log burners.

6. ACR Birchdale Wood Burning/Multifuel EcoDesign Stove

ACR Birchdale DEFRA Approved Wood Burning/Multifuel EcoDesign Stove

ACR Birchdale DEFRA Approved Wood Burning/Multifuel EcoDesign Stove

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If you’ve been shopping around for a stove for even a short period of time, then you’ve probably discovered that nearly every stove is some variety of black, be it matt, gloss or satin. 

So, if you want to stand out from the crowd, why not consider an enamel stove in a bold bright colour such as Arctic White, like the ACR Birchdale?

Aside from its beautiful crisp enamel Arctic White finish, the ACR Birchdale performs as well as it looks – putting out 5kW of heat, with an incredible efficiency of 81.5%, meaning it’ll save you plenty of money on your fuel bills. 

To further add to the ACR Birchdale’s environmental credentials, it is compliant with the recent EcoDesign 2022 legislation, meaning it’s incredibly clean burning. What’s more, it can also be used in smoke control areas such as towns, cities and other built-up areas. 

Plus, as it’s made from cast iron, the ACR Birchdale will go on and on providing year after year of faultless service. 

So, if you’re looking for a stove that has a splash of colour, choose the ACR Birchdale! It’s certainly one of our most unusual log burners.

7. Duroflame Rembrand Plus Pellet Stove

Duroflame Rembrand Plus Pellet Stove

Duroflame Rembrand Plus Pellet Stove

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Imagine if you could enjoy all the benefits of a wood-burning stove, but with less of the associated mess such as ash?

Well, you can, with a pellet stove such as the Duroflame Rembrand Plus. 

Pellet stoves are a relative rarity here in the UK, but have long been a key part of home heating across Europe, with pellet stoves being a common sight in homes across France, Italy, Germany and other countries across the continent. 

The Duroflame Rembrand Plus not only boasts sleek, contemporary looks, but has a powerful heat output of 5.8kw, which is more than enough to heat larger rooms on even the coldest of days. 

Being only 60cm tall, the Rembrand Plus is one of the smallest pellet stoves currently available on the market, meaning it’s ideal for use in compact spaces. 

To make the Rembrand Plus even more attractive, it’s easily the most efficient stove on this list with an efficiency rate of 95.4%. 

Looking for a stove for your home? Try our video survey service first!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our tour of the seven most unusual log burners available to buy right now. 

If you’ve decided that a stove – of whatever kind – is the right type of heating appliance for your home, then let Direct Stoves help you out. How? Well, we offer a video survey service. One of our stove experts can arrange a video call with you and discuss any questions you may have about a particular stove. 

You can also show our expert where in your home you’re thinking of installing a stove, and they’ll be able to tell you whether your chosen stove will fit or not! This service is ideal if you’re looking at unusual log burners and wondering if they’ll fit in your home.

Sounds like something that would help? Then book a video survey now.

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At Direct Stoves it’s our mission to make buying a stove online easy. Not only do we offer the video survey service detailed above, but we also offer free UK mainland delivery, 14-day no hassle returns and a range of finance options to help you spread the cost of your chosen stove. 

That’s not all. Our friendly stove experts are also on hand to answer any questions you may have before you hit that ‘buy now’ button. You can reach them on 0161 516 5736 or at: [email protected]

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