La Nordica Suprema Wood Cookstove
The Suprema Wood Burning Cookstove is one fine range cooker. Made in Italy by La Nordica, a well known designer and manufacturer of kitchen wood-fired stoves, this model has a lot to offer - including a much larger oven size than the Italy or Mamy models!
Note: The stove is not currently UL listed. Please follow your local building code.
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The Suprema Model kitchen wood cookstove is a delight in regard to quality in form and function, making for a happy chef and stove tender. The La Nordica cooker will warm your kitchen and provide the capacity to cook delicious meals and baked goods for years to come.
Europeans value quality cooking appliances and are also designed to meet rigorous international standards in heat output criteria and emission parameters. The Suprema and all La Nordica-Extraflame products are certified to the strictest standards to offer maximum efficiency and minimum consumption.
- External facing of enameled cast-iron
- Frame, plate and rings from cast-iron
- Enameled oven
- Wood drawer
- Adjustable primary air
- Adjustable secondary air
- Pre-adjusted tertiary air
- Available in 2 colors: anthracite black and matt cream
- EPA Exempt (learn more here)
- Washington State Approved (learn more here)
|Specifications||La Nordica Suprema Wood Cookstove|
|Overall dimensions||38.5" W x 33.8" H x 26" D|
|Hearth opening size||9.25" x 8.85"|
|Hearth size||10.9" W x 12" H x 18.11" D|
|Oven size||17.1" W x 16.5" H x 17" D|
|Wood drawer dimensions||38.5" W x 33.8" H x 26" D|
|Net weight||490 lb|
|Flue||5.9" (150 mm)|
|Hearth material||Cast Iron|
|Heating capacity||Up to 8,080 ft³|
|Nominal thermal power||Up to 27,000 BTU/h|
|Hourly wood consumption||5 lb/h|
Note: The stove is not currently UL listed. Please follow local building code.
|Product||Price U.S. Dollars|
|La Nordica Suprema - Anthracite Black||$3,250.00|
|La Nordica Suprema - Matt Cream||$3,100.00|
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A fire is easy to set and light. Unlike many cook stoves, this one does not back-puff smoke on startup. It does occasionally smoke a bit when adding wood to an established fire, so I don't linger with the door open. Perhaps a taller chimney would prevent this; I can't say. If I had utility power I would invest in a draft collar for any cook stove, as it guarantees easy starting. But, compared to other stoves I have used, this has better performance than most. The cooktop gets very hot, 600-800F, even with a slow fire, so very little wood is needed to cook with. Super efficient!
Only two concerns: first, the heat radiated to the rear. The nameplate says this stove can be within 150mm or 6 inches of a combustible wall. Don't do it! Our all-steel wall reaches 350F quickly because of radiating heat to the rear. A combustible wall would be at high risk of ignition. Make your wall non-combustible or keep perhaps 12 inches clearance. In my opinion that wall should always be steel, stone, brick or concrete anyways.
Second concern: the enameled cast iron finish. The front of the stove body, the doors and the drawer front are all heavy cast iron with an enamel finish. Every stove I have ever owned or used with an enameled cast iron finish had a hard, glassy finish. Shiny, beautiful and easy to clean. Unexpectedly, this cook stove came with a strange, porous, matte finish. It is hard to describe, but it is rough and impossible to wipe clean. A major blunder for this manufacturer, in my opinion. My wife wanted me to send it back. But this cook stove was perfect in every other way, so we decided to tolerate the lousy finish. I believe the 'anthracite black' finish is the proper glossy enamel, but check with Woody first. Overall, I'll give this stove a 9.5 out of 10 for design and styling, a 9.5 for accuracy and fit, an 8.5 for functionality, and a 4 for the terrible finish. We are very happy with our purchase overall, and will write an update after we've used this stove for a few months.