The large oven and trays can be placed directly on the oven floor as well as on the shelves, while its hotplate can accommodate pans. This provides the capacity to cook, for example, a joint of beef, roast potatoes and a fruit crumble in the oven, with different types of veg, gravy and custard bubbling away on the hob. Our wood stove is made primarily of steel with the cook top being cast iron. It's a very solid piece of equipment. When we were looking for a stove simplicity, high heat output, and cooking space, and we did METALL. The cook top is cast iron and is large, unobstructed by a chimney in the middle, and contains one large ringed burner for cooking directly over fire. Each stove has Chimney connections on top .