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Accessorise my new woodburner!

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CrabappleCake Fri 08-Dec-17 14:32:56

V excited it's just been fitted. What tools do I need?

Mix56 Fri 08-Dec-17 14:35:32

Natural fibre Brush and tin pale. Poker tongs

TheDogsMother Fri 08-Dec-17 14:36:17

You need to get a stand with a nice brush, small shovel and tongs. Also get yourself a big gauntlet. It makes you look like a real wood burner professional. grin

fourpawswhite Fri 08-Dec-17 14:37:06

A heat powered stove fan to blow all the heat around the room. Brilliant. Enjoy.

Scrowy Fri 08-Dec-17 14:38:26

A good vacuum, extra dusters and a nice big strong log basket grin

CrabappleCake Fri 08-Dec-17 14:39:24

I do quite fancy a gauntlet...

dontcallmelen Fri 08-Dec-17 14:48:53

Defo a gauntlet, so easy to burn your hands when you open the door/put the logs in, yy brush set with poker I got a lovely log basket in Homebase, way cheaper than anywhere else, ooh & long matches for lighting the firelighters.

WhatCanIDoNowPlease Fri 08-Dec-17 14:50:51

Ah. I was about to suggest a nice crochet garland or something.

As you were.

WipsGlitter Fri 08-Dec-17 15:00:26

The sets are called companion sets - brush, shovel and long tongs. Also a log basket.

Florin Fri 08-Dec-17 15:03:48

Some Le Cruset pans so you can cook on it and in it. We use ours a lot and just this week have made jacket potatoes (cooked in tin foil in the fire then opened up to crisp up at the end) with baked beans in a pan on top, a pheasant casserole (browned on hob then left to slow cook on top of the wood burner), sausages, flat breads, crumpets, bacon and eggs! It all tastes delicious!

Florin Fri 08-Dec-17 15:07:04

Oh and a magnetic thermometer like this one is definitely essential

Scrowy Fri 08-Dec-17 15:14:28

Florin My wood burner would incinerate baked potatoes in minutes, tin foil and all. not sure how you manage it but I’m impressed!

Frith1975 Fri 08-Dec-17 15:50:20

A le creuset kettle for power cuts.

Very long matches (Bryant and May)

A poker.

Stove top fan.

Really tough fireguard so no one falls on it.

MaxPepsi Fri 08-Dec-17 15:57:13

Fire a tin box.

Companion set. Coal scuttle. Log basket. Fan. Gauntlet.

Lantern with candles in depending on how large your hearth is.

Cheap rug to protect your carpet.

Patterned hearth tiles....dont show the muck up as much.

Cleaning wipes. Your house will be cosy warm but never ever clean again!

PanPanPanPing Fri 08-Dec-17 16:11:33

Might I add/suggest eco firelighters? A friend uses them and they're much nicer than the old fashioned ones (that stink of paraffin!). Examples here

And these Northern Light fire cones have always appealed to me

Anymajordude Fri 08-Dec-17 16:24:49

We've got nice antique bellows, a poker, gauntlet, tongs, brush and shovel. Perfect.

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 08-Dec-17 16:26:06

So want a wood burner weeps

Bubblysqueak Fri 08-Dec-17 16:27:01

A toasting fork. Great for making toast with a thick slab of fresh bread.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 08-Dec-17 16:59:36


Any pictures?

Gatekeeper Fri 08-Dec-17 17:03:55

If you've got a wood burner you'll need a cat smile

CrabappleCake Fri 08-Dec-17 17:05:40

Thank you for the link to the firelighters! Will post pictures when it’s all in and finished.

I’ve wanted one since we moved in ten years ago.

Log basket and companion set it is. I think I’ll get a coal scuttle too as it’s a mulitfuel. We don’t really have the space to store wood...minor detail.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 08-Dec-17 17:13:40

Gate My primary reason for wanting one is that the cat would love it.

Crumbs1 Fri 08-Dec-17 17:13:41

We have a looftlighter - a hot air firelighter/accelerator that enables a nearly extinct fire to be rekindled.
We’ve also got hot air distribution stove fans that sit atop the wood burners and throw heat forward into the room.

dangermouseisace Fri 08-Dec-17 17:18:19

You need gloves (so as to preserve your hands) and a stove pipe thermometer. Indispensable.

Florin Fri 08-Dec-17 17:32:45

scrowry have you got a magnetic thermometer on yours? You just build the fire more on one side and put potatoes on the other side, it works really well. Since doing it I won’t eat a jacket potato any other way. Wood burners when you perfect it make the most awesome jacket potato you have ever eaten they are pure heaven.

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