Today, restored to their original elegance and efficiency,
these grand old Wood Cook Stoves
are finding new life in country style kitchens, self-sufficient cabins, and
At the dawn of this century, the beautifully ornamented wood and coal range was
the heart of the home, and around it revolved the life of the entire family.
We sell only U.L. listed Kitchen Queen options that will not
void the U.L. listing if used.
"Wood Energy at its Best"
Kitchen Queen 480
- Wood Cook Stove
Green and Cream Color option comes with
The Kitchen Queen wood cook stove has been designed
and tested with economy, efficiency and utility in mind. The Kitchen
Queen wood cook stove works with natural heat convection. The design is a radical and
daring departure from the wood ranges of yesteryear.
The Kitchen Queen will:
Cook your Food
Heat your Water
Warm your Home
Bake your Bread
Save you Money
New Kitchen Queen design reduces creosote buildup to
a bare minimum.
Under normal circumstances, virtually no liquid creosote is deposited in
Two hot water heating systems:
a 17 or 25 gallon
reservoir that fits neatly on the back of the stove (taking up no extra
floor space), or coils for hooking up to a remote storage tank.
The Kitchen Queen is constructed of heavy gauge steel with all seams welded
throughout for lifetime airtight construction.
The Kitchen Queen has a large airtight firebox capable of heating up
to 2500sq. ft.
Choice of two Kitchen Queen sizes.
Large fire loading door reduces wood splitting.
The Kitchen Queen large has a even-heating oven.
Heat is first directed under the oven to work with natural heat
Porcelain enamel finish
High back with 7" or 9" warming shelf keeps things you
Warming Oven or Shelf
Stay cool spring handles. No splitting or burning off.
Porcelain enamel oven liner.
Smooth one-piece top with 10 inch lids makes
Grates and ash pan for easy cleaning.
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Kitchen Queen has Natural Heat Convection
Of course every
stove works with heat convection, which is to say that heat naturally rises.
But the Kitchen Queen takes a better advantage of this principle. Look at
grandma's old stove in Figure 1. See how the heat circulates over the top,
down the far side next to the water reservoir, under the bottom and then out
the flue. Now compare Figure 2 to see how heat circulates in the Kitchen
Queen. notice that the flow is first directed under the oven, up the right
side, over the top, and then out the flue. The flow of heat and smoke is not
directed at any point to take an unnatural downward turn. This is why we say
the Kitchen Queen works with natural
heat convection. This is truly a remarkable innovation in the design and
function of a wood cook stove and, to our knowledge, is the only stove
currently being manufactured that routes the smoke this way.
What are the Kitchen Queen advantages? It simply works
better. The smoke and heat travel in a natural direction. But, most
importantly, the smoke is not routed past any cooling surface, and
therefore, is not cooled below 250 degrees F, the point at which liquid
creosote is deposited on the cooling surface. This means less work for you.
Kitchen Queen Warming Oven
with warming oven
Kitchen Queen warming oven
warming oven side view
Kitchen Queen Flame View and Oven View Doors
These doors will not void the U.L. listing
Kitchen Queen firebox
Kitchen Queen firebox (left side)
Kitchen Queen construction
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The Kitchen Queen Firebox
A big advantage that Kitchen Queen has over most other wood cookstoves is
the size of the firebox. Old models in particular tended to have very small
fireboxes and, as mentioned before, were so poorly located that natural heat
convection was hindered rather than helped. The both models of Kitchen Queen
comes equipped with grates and a large ash pan for easy, clean ash removal.
The ashes do not have to be shaken down to allow draft to get to the fire.
Air is directed in through the door through a baffle that causes the air to
be preheated before it enters the firebox making for a more efficient and
The big difference between the Kitchen Queen wood cook stove and all other cookstoves that
we know of is the route the heat and flue gases take around the oven.
All other stoves run the heat over the top of the oven and down the far
side, often past a cooling surface such as a reservoir. Then it goes under
the oven, where most of the time the flue gases have dropped below 250
degrees. Then these gases will condense or liquefy into liquid creosote
leaving a sticky mess, not to say anything of rotting out the stove. In this
method all your heat must be radiated down into the oven. And heat does not
readily travel down, therefore most of your heat will be in the top of the
oven, resulting in bread being burned on top and under baked on the bottom.
The heat and flue gases on the Kitchen Queen are directed under the oven
first. And that is where you want the most heat b2caLL~ heat naturally
travels up. It will actually flow up through the oven resulting in an evenly
N ext, the heat travels up the far side, with never a cooling surface to
cool down the gases. Then over the top where there is still plenty of heat
left to radiate down into the oven to nicely brown your bread or whatever.
Your bread will
never come out under baked on the bottom and over baked
on the top.
Another big Kitchen Queen difference is the reservoir. It is located on the back
behind the top shelf where it will not take up any extra floor space. The
water is not just heated by heat radiating from the stove. It has a
stainless steel coil right in the firebox that will naturally circulate the
water through the firebox and back into the reservoir. In other words, you
have plenty of hot water all the time with our large 24 gallon capacity
reservoir and handy tap within easy reach. No more dipping water out of a
small hole. Fill your tea kettle or pan with hot water right out of a
faucet, like you would in the sink.
Last, but not least, is the fire door. The model 480 Kitchen Queen has a large 14x16 inch
opening and will take logs up to 20 inches long. The 380 Kitchen Queen door is 14x12
inches and will take logs up to 18 inches long. No more splitting wood down
to fine kindling all the time.
Kitchen Queen back view
Water Coil inside
Water Coil hook up
Back of stove
Kitchen Queen back of water reservoir view
Kitchen Queen side of reservoir view
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No More Hot Water Bills
Enjoying the luxury of hot water can cost a family as much as $500 a year.
Not so if you own a Kitchen Queen. This stove completely eliminates the need
to run a conventional hot water heater, And the real beauty is your water is
heated with energy that would otherwise be lost to the environment. You
actually get free hot water while your food is being cooked and your house
is being warmed.
At your option, your stove can be fitted with a stainless steel coil inside
the firebox. This coil can either connect to a 25 gallon reservoir that fits
neatly onto the back of the stove, or it can connect to a remote
tank. In either case, water circulates through the system using the thermosyphon principle. This simply means that heated water rises and colder
water falls. No pumps or pressure tanks are needed. Hot water is drawn from
the system at a faucet conveniently located on the right side of the stove.
Again, we have taken efficiency into consideration and placed these coils on
a part of the firebox that does not come in contact with the hot gases that
circulate around the oven.
Your situation might suggest connecting your Kitchen Queen to a remote
tank. This tank might even be located upstairs, but unless you have a
pressure tank of a water source that is higher than the house, your will
have to carry water upstairs to fill the tank. Regardless of where the tank
is located, the thermosyphon principle adequately circulates water through
the system. How much hot water can the Kitchen Queen produce?
It can easily heat 40 gallons per hour, which is an adequate amount to take
care of a large family's needs. And if you are concerned that hot water in
summer will be a problem, consider the ease of connecting a solar heater to
The Models 380 Kitchen Queen and 480 Kitchen Queen are of identical construction. 3/16" and 1/4" mild
steel is used wherever hot flue gases are contacted. The cooking surface is
one-fourth inch ribbed mild steel with two 10-inch lids. Joints
are welded throughout.
Kitchen Queen oven
and firebox door handles are positive locking.
They are attractively made from spring steel and are nickel .. plated. The
protective rods that surround the top of the stove are stainless steel.
The Kitchen Queen is finished with porcelain enamel for easy cleaning and
long lasting beauty.
Kitchen Queen oven and firebox door open
Kitchen Queen oven
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The Kitchen Queen's Even ... Heating Oven
One of the more common complaints that cooks have with wood ranges is
difficulty in keeping the oven evenly heated. We are pleased to announce
that with the Kitchen Queen, such a problem has been eliminated. Again, it
has to do with the fact that we routed the heat underneath the oven first.
Look back to Figure 1 and grandma's cookstove. The top on the oven is heated
first. Will the heat fall to the bottom of the oven? Never! Heat rises.
Now compare the Kitchen Queen in Figure 2. With the fire directed under the
oven first, the bottom of the oven will heat first. The heat will then move
upward naturally. Remember, the Kitchen Queen works with natural heat
convection, not against it.
The Model 480 Kitchen Queen has a large eight .. loaf oven. The Model 380
Kitchen Queen will bake six
loaves at once. Both have three shelves. The bottom shelf is heavy .. duty
so it can be pulled out and used as a testing shelf. Built .. in
thermometers are standard.
Two Stoves In One
If you want to place a wood cookstove in a cabin or a
small house, then look no further than the Kitchen Queen.
The large firebox
and the superbly efficient design both work together to make it all you will
Imagine, one highly efficient, attractively constructed stove
that cooks your food, heats your water, and warms your home---all with the
Heat Shield - Easy install
The Kitchen Queen Economy Model - 480
Comes with out Shelf or Warmer options
Kitchen Queen parts list
Kitchen Queen Clearances
Clearances to protected
* for clearances to the
flue collar, subtract 6.5"