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Sean Ph'lib



Joined: 27 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Comfort  Reply with quote

My idea of a comfortable evening...
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tractorpunk



Joined: 02 Jul 2009
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Location: east Galway

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...it's a dogs life....
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pity I couldn't add the smells - there's quinces poaching on the stove with honey and cinnamon...
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wayland



Joined: 14 Dec 2006
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Location: The Sunny South East

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see that you cook on it Sean. I see you have had a novel idea with the legs on the stove. I bet that poaching does smell nice. Like xmas.
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I cut the two back legs off short so it sits nicely on the hearth.  By closing the damper fully, the fire stays going all night;  throw in a few logs in the morning, open the damper for ten minutes and it's blazing away.  Then on with the frying pan!  Big pot of water on top provides constant hof water for washing up etc. No fuel bills.
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wayland



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Location: The Sunny South East

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We put in a stove a few years ago. Luv it to bits. Not so versatile as yours, little room for large pots as the flue goes straight up through the ceiling. Great for keeping the whole house warm though.
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blowin



Joined: 13 Dec 2006
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Location: Tubbercurry , Co Sligo

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really cosy. How do you manage to keep so tidy ? I hesitate to post a pic of our kitchen . My neat piles of turf and logs don't last two minutes before the dogs have them all over the floor !
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Sean Ph'lib



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two are so busy outside all day that when they come in at nightfall, all they want to do is eat their dinner,  curl up and sleep.
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Natterjack



Joined: 20 Oct 2012
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Location: North Kerry

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd thoroughly recommend a Stanley Errigal range, just put one in this year.
It's a cast iron range, up on legs, with a huge oven, and wide cooking surface on the top.
A right sod to move, but well worth it.

We have no back boiler on ours as I wanted it for cooking on. It's incredibly effective, the oven reaches 200 degrees in an hour, burning wood. On the top you have from a mild bubble, to full on boil, just by where you position the pan.
We've barely used the gas cooker since installing it.

Apparently these ranges are popular with the Amish, due to their effectiveness.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natterjack wrote:
I'd thoroughly recommend a Stanley Errigal range, just put one in this year.
It's a cast iron range, up on legs, with a huge oven, and wide cooking surface on the top.
A right sod to move, but well worth it.

We have no back boiler on ours as I wanted it for cooking on. It's incredibly effective, the oven reaches 200 degrees in an hour, burning wood. On the top you have from a mild bubble, to full on boil, just by where you position the pan.
We've barely used the gas cooker since installing it.

Apparently these ranges are popular with the Amish, due to their effectiveness.


When I went to live in Ontario,  Canada in the 90s (where there are mennonites rather than amish), I saw these Stanley Errigal ranges in all of  the larger hardware stores, & thought they were pretty neat, but they couldn't be got in Ireland at any price back then (other than personally importing one which I wasn't gonna do) - I believe that they were made initially for export.  The reviews there were uniformly positive.  They represent a rare mix of aesthetics and efficiency in domestic heating & cooking devices.

I would love to get one some day - are they expensive now?
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wayland



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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Guest. Why don't you join us? I am sure there are loads of interesting opinions about allsorts of things. Some of them are even sensible


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