From John on November 17th, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel
Like moths to a flame, we humans are some fire lovin’ folk. Something about that flickering, heat-giving, forest-burning, mysterious glow that brings out the inner caveman in us all. For example, we had a little get together at the casa last Friday night and at one point, I just happened to notice that we had the gas fireplace going in the living room, the barbeque grilling on the front deck, food heating on the kitchen range top and some of our less reliable guests stoking the outdoor fire pit with dubious combustibles.
Suddenly, I felt the presence of Al Gore’s large, levitating head glowering down at me through a cloud of C02, and was filled with a foreboding sense of green guilt because at that moment, my carbon footprint must have been the size of Crusty the Clown’s shoe. But as the monster in Frankenstein said so eloquently, “Fire. Good!” Wouldn’t it be great if someone invented a stove that merged fireplace, woodstove, barbeque and cook stove into one, efficient, attractive unit?
Wait for it…
Congratulations, your wait is over! Say “Guter Tag” to the CookCook from Swiss stove-makers Ruegg-Cheminee. Taking its cues from the cast-iron, pot-bellied woodstoves of yore and injecting a modern, compact design and innovative indoor ventilation system, the CookCook finally brings the open fire back into the kitchen – where it belongs.
As more and more homes opt for the great room concept and integrate living room and kitchen into one large space, the CookCook’s multiple use as a grill, heating system and fireplace creates a warm focal point to the home, where food, warmth and flame converge to bring friends, family and those pyros in the front yard back into the kitchen. So, if you can’t stand the heat, well, you know what to do.