THE makers of coal ranges have kept pace with the times, and modern coal ranges, while being efficient and clean, save the coal that the old-fashioned ones wasted.
With the modern range, a Wellstood, for instance, the kitchen does not become like a hot furnace, for the body of the range does not radiate heat, neither do the oven doors. The front of the lire is screened by means of a door, and any hot air rising from the range is caught in the canopy and taken into the ventilating shaft. The hot plate being polished conveys heat readily to the utensils used on it.
As is well known, the Triplex grate combines the function of a cooking stove, a hot water boiler, and a living-room fireplace in one compact unit. It seems difficult to believe that it is possible to make a grate of this three-fold efficiency a beautiful thing, but the fact remains that added to all its advantages and its enormous fuel-saving, the Triplex is notable for its neat appearance. The makers of this famous grate have recently effected further improvements.
The modern Eagle combination coal range has also many advantages over the old type of Eagle manufacture; and still another make of coal stove, efficient for all cooking, heating and boiling is the Pascall Oven Grate.
A combination stove which may be re-commended for its efficiency and economy is the Super-Belplex, which cooks with only one scuttle of coal a day, consuming its own smoke and turning it into heat. After doing a big job of cooking in the most approved manner, at a touch the kitchen is turned into a cheery living room with an open fire.
Excellent anthracite ranges, such as the Kooksjoie, are now obtainable showing clever devices for increasing efficiency and economy. These are fitted with a boiler, so that the one fire is used for cooking and supplying hot water for baths and domestic purposes.
Oil is a good servant to the housewife, and great strides have been made since the days when an oil stove was messy, unreli-able, low in heating efficiency, and high in odour-producing power.
The blue flame of the modern oil heater contains a high percentage of air, and is clean heat with no fumes. Since its efficiency is very high, it is extremely economical and requires little attention beyond periodical wiping of the wick.