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Woodstove Steamers

Thursday, July 30, 2009 Posted by Stephanie H.

Woodstove steamers are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners with woodstoves. Steamers are an excellent way to add a decorative touch to your stove without spending Black_Matte_Lattice_Steamer a lot of money. They also do double duty by adding moisture and humidity into the air.

You might be wondering - why do I need to add moisture and humidity into the air? If you currently have a woodstove, than you probably already know the answer. The truth is - when it comes to burning wood in your woodstove - the heat output can be very intense and dry. Dry air becomes increasingly uncomfortable during the winter months. The dryness is quite noticeable and can result in scratchy throats, chapped lips, and dry skin. Nobody wants to deal with that!

This is how it works – the bottom of the steamer is bowl shaped and is where you place the water. The top of the steamer will have holes in it that allow the steam to escape and enter your home. All you have to do is heat up the water - it’s that simple! Wood stove steamers come in a variety of styles, shapes, and colors. From whale to cabin shaped steamers - you will be able to find something that fits your liking and d├ęcor of your home.

Quick tip – you can add orange peels, potpourri, and even cloves to your steamer and it will give off a pleasant aroma in your home.

If you are planning on purchasing a steamer for your woodstove (or even if you already have one) you should consider getting a trivet. A trivet is generally madCircle_Star_Trivete from cast iron and sits on top of the woodstove as sort of a heat pad between the steamer and the stove. It helps to prevent rusting on the stove, and it keeps the steamer from becoming too hot. They are great for saving your table and countertops from heat damage too! Just like steamers – trivets come in an array of styles and colors.

Stay comfortable this winter with the help of a woodstove steamer. Whether you are looking for something stylish – or something that will do the job – you will easily be able to find one that will suit your liking!

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