The alternative to brick stoves are steatite (soapstone) stoves that have 8-10 times the heat storage capacity and are fed with wood with visible flame.
Steatite, also known by the names of soapstone, Briançon plaster and soapstone, is a metamorphic rock similar to jade, although with a more dusty appearance.
If the economic conditions do not allow us the Kachelofen (brick stove) or a large stove in steatite we can choose a beautiful stove in terracotta or a wood stove with cast iron stove.
Once upon a time
Traditional cheap wood-burning kitchens allowed us to cook food on the plate, heat, warmer, dries clothes, produce hot water and produce ash to be used in the garden as a fertilizer.