Saturday, November 28, 2015

Heartland 2603 Sweetheart Wood Cookstove

Heartland Sweetheart 2603 Woodburning Cookstove

Heartland Sweetheart 2603 w/ Water Reservoir
Let yourself be drawn to Heartland's Wood-fired cookstoves. After all, the original Heartland Oval has been heating homes, warming the water and cooking meals for almost a century. We proudly report that today's wood-burning cookstove models offer the same comfort, dependability, and tremendous versatility. Heartland has also incorporated some important changes to make your life easier.

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  • 5-gallon copper water reservoir with spigot
  • Warms up to 1,500 square feet
  • Solid cast-iron cooking surface
  • 1.7 cubic foot oven
  • Upper warming cabinet
  • Top or front fuel loading
  • Large firebox for improved efficiency (less chopping and stoking)
  • Ash pan on sliding track
  • Ash scraper
  • Poker
  • Took rack
  • Lid lifter
  • Cooking surface lift handle
  • Bell damper handles with rod
  • Bell dampers
  • Heartland oven cleanout door
  • Interior oven thermometer
  • Available in black, white or ivory
  • EPA Exempt (learn more here)
  • Washington State Approved (learn more here)
  • Made in the USA


  • Coal grate kit
  • Fresh air kit
  • Heat shield for reduced installation clearances. Check installation manual for clearance specifications.

Holds its Own Power 

A Heartland Wood Burning Cook Stove can help you keep your home running smoothly when snow, ice, and power outages occur.  The Sweetheart is able to heat up to 1,500 square feet.  So you can enjoy a nice, steamy bath (with the water jacket option), a steaming cup of tea, or even a comfortable night's sleep.

Keep your Water Hot

Choose the optional copper reservoir with a tap, or install a hot water jacket. The installed water jacket can heat a 40-gallon water tank in around an hour with the stove running at full operation. Many customers choose to run this system on a thermosyphon, thereby eliminating the need for electricity. Wood heat can be a very dry heat, but the water reservoir provides plenty of humidity.  Note: Please refer to the water jacket manual and have it installed by a professional.

Make your Chores Easier 

You’re fascinated with the idea of owning a Heartland Wood burning Cook stove, but are feeling like it might be too troublesome to maintain. Not so.  Fuel can be loaded from the top or the front, the oven interior is porcelain-coated and has an ash pan that slides out for cleaning.

Specifications Heartland Sweetheart 2603
Overall Dimensions 42" W x 62" H x 31" D
Firebox Dimensions 7-1/2" W x 11" H x 20" D
Warming Closet Dimensions 29-3/8" W x 8-1/4" H x 10-1/2" D
Oven Size 13-1/4" W x 12-1/2" H x 18" D (1.7 cu. ft.)
Cooking Surface 29-1/2" W x 21” D
Cook Top Height 32"
Flue Size 6"
Weight 475 lbs
Maximum Log Length 16"
Heat Output Up to 35,000 BTU/hr
Heating Capacity Up to 1,500 sq. ft.

Clearances (Heat Shields reduce clearances by 66%)

A: Connector pipe to rear wall: 18" / with optional heat shield and DL connector pipe: 6"
B: Stove to side wall, left (firebox) side: 24" / right side: 10"
C: Centerline flue to rear wall: 22" / with optional heat shield & DL pipe: 9-1/4"
D: Centerline flue to sidewall, left (firebox) side: 42-1/4".... right side: 25-3/8"
E: Minimum hearth (floor protection) width: 50"
F: Backwall to front edge of hearth: 68" / with heat shield & DL pipe: 56"

Minimum combustible alcove dimensions: 67-5/8" W x 84" H

*Installation: Wood-burning stoves require strict adherence to clearance requirements and venting considerations. Heat shield kit is available to reduce clearances.

*The specifications found here are for reference only. Consult the owner's manual for the manufacturer's warranty and proper installation instructions prior to installing your stove.


PLEASE NOTE!  There is an expansion gap in the cooktop as shown below.  This can be mistaken for damage.

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Heartland Sweetheart 2603 Woodburning Cookstove
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Item Price
2603 Heartland Sweetheart Wood Cookstove with Water Reservoir $5,729**
Coal / Wood Grate $280
Fresh Air Kit $88
Rear Heat Shield $270
Stainless Steel Water Jacket $446
Firebrick Kit $362

** Residential, curbside delivery via freight truck with a lift gate is included for shipping in the Continental U.S.A. (some exceptions may apply). Please inquire with our sales staff if you have specific shipping needs such as international, freight terminal and/or business deliveries or if you need a smaller truck size. Click here to see Obadiah's Shipping Terms.

Please call or email us today to order! One of our sales consultants will help you on your way to great, home wood-fired cooking!

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If you're new to cookstoves, we also recommend reading about two of our favorites: the Kitchen Queen and the Esse Ironheart.

If you are planning to cook with a cookstove, you will need to understand some basic fire safety. Remember, extinguishing a grease or oil fire with water is not a good idea.

Don’t use water to put out a grease fire!

Pouring Water on an Oil Fire


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