Austroflamm wood-burning stoves stay hot long after the fire is out

Ever hear of a wood-burning stove with a memory? That’s what Pi-Ko by Austroflamm has, but it’s not going to remember how hot it got yesterday — no, nothing like that — it retains heat and keeps radiating warmth for nine hours after the fire is out.

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Check out this other model by Austroflamm, looking a bit like the front of a flying sub and stylish enough to be called Vogue. Too bad these stoves cost $5000, but maybe by next winter when heating oil (which hit a record high price of $104.52/barrel today) and natural gas prices are a lot higher, that steep price for a highly efficient wood burner might not seem so bad.

Austroflamm Vogue and Pi-Ko, via Treehugger