• A pure wood burning stove has no grate and wood is burnt on a flat bed of ashes with an overdraught of air.  Ashes being removed as required from the fire bed.  A layer of ashes should always remain in the firebox.
  • A multi fuel stove is normally fitted with a riddling type grate and an ash pan to collect the ashes which fall through the grate.  This type of stove may use both an under draught and an overdraught of air.
  • Most modern wood burning and multi fuel stoves will be fitted with a secondary air intake designed to create a shield between the firebox and the glass ensuring the glass remains clean, with good view of the fire.
  • If you are considering burning coal in a multi fuel stove it may be advisable to check with your local council as to what fuels are allowed to be burnt in your area.