In 1940 my father bought a Renfrew Cook Rite cook stove from his Aunt. We used this stove until 1960. It was the only heat source for our house. In 2000 I wanted a stove like my Moms so I purchased a Heartland Oval Cook Stove and am still using it today. I have an 1800 sq ft modern home. I heat the whole house with this stove in our sometimes very cold climate in Alberta Canada. I cook on the stove every day and have found it to be a good baker, efficient and well made stove just like the old Renfrew Cook Rite. I think it is the best stove made. The only change I made is to raise the coal/wood grate to the summer level. The firebox was just too big and produced too much heat for the size of our house. We burn coal and find it meeting our everyday needs.