Monday, July 22, 2024

Heartland 2602 Sweetheart Wood Cookstove - Discontinued*

Heartland Sweetheart 2602 Wood Cookstove

*PRODUCT DISCONTINUED July 2018 - This page is for informational purposes only. 

The Heartland wood-burning cookstove line has been instrumental in keeping homes warm, water heated, and meals cooked for almost a century.  Today the same comfort, reliability, and versatile nature of these stoves are still there.  Now Heartland has added new changes that make living life easier than your ancestors.

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  • 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
  • Washington State Approved (learn more here)
  • Made in the USA


  • 5 gallon copper water reservoir with spigot or hot water jacket
  • Coal grate kit
  • Fresh air kit
  • Heat shield for reduced installation clearances. Check installation manual for clearance specifications.

Reliable power

A Heartland Wood-burning Cookstove helps your home warm during power outages and snow, and keeps your ability to cook meals.  The Sweetheart is able to heat up to 1,500 square feet.  So it doesn't matter what is going on outside, inside you can still relax with a cup of coffee or even enjoy a nice, hot bath (with optional water jacket). 

Hot water is always available

The optional installed water jacket can heat a 40-gallon water tank in about an hour with the stove fully operational. Many owners have chosen to run their system on a thermosyphon, which eliminates the need for electricity. Because wood heat can be very dry, the water reservoir can help to provide ample humidity. Even to get the dishes done.

*Note: Refer to water jacket manual and have it installed by a professional.

Unforgettable Flavor 

Your grandmother was right when she said nothing bakes better than a pie cooked in a cookstove.  The evenly heated food cooks to perfection because of the sides being heated evenly.  You can warm your plates, thaw frozen foods, or even rise your dough in the warming closet.

Helps to Lighten your workload

The thought of owning a Heartland Wood-burning Cookstove feeling too intense?  Think again.  You can add fuel from the top or the front, and the oven is coated with a porcelain and has an ash pan that slides out for easy cleaning. 

Specifications Heartland Sweetheart 2602
Dimensions 33-5/8" W x 62" H x 29-3/4" D
Cooking Surface 29-1/2" W x 21” D
Flue Size 6"
Cook Top Height 32"
Oven Size 13-1/4" W x 12-1/2" H x 18" D (1.7cu.ft.)
Warming Closet Dimensions 29-3/8" W x 8-1/4" H x 10-1/2" D
Firebox Dimensions 8 3/4" W x 11" H x 18" D
Weight 400 lbs
Maximum Log Length 16"
Heat Output Up to 35,000 BTU/hr
Heating Capacity Up to 1,500 sq. ft.

Check out the owner's manual in the link above for installation details and warranty.

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 side wall, left (firebox) side: 42-1/4" / right side: 25 3/8"
E: Minimum hearth (floor protection) width: 50"
F: Rear wall 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. A heat shield kit is available to reduce clearances.

The specifications found here are for reference only. Consult the installation manual before installing or making cutouts.


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

Heartland Sweetheart 2602 Wood Cookstove

Heartland Sweetheart 2602 Wood Cookstove
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This item must be shipped via freight truck. Shipping cost is additional. Please call or email us today with your zip code for a full price quote, one of our sales consultants will help you on your way to great, home wood-fired cooking!

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