Next door had a Stanley for years. I spent several Saturday nights curled up next to it to keep warm!Can you get Stanley brand here in uk ?
Some friends in Irish republic have one and it’s like an Aga
Burns dried turf (peat) and wood logs
Gets very hot and cooks well, does HW too, I believe
We had one of those, use it as a heater and cooker, simple to switch on and off as required. Bought for £30, as the bloke advertised as a gas fired. Sending a message to open negotiations on price..We had a couple of SF Rayburns in cottages which we had converted to oil with a Phoenix pressure jet conversion kit, these ran well and heated the radiators as well as hot water and cooking, they were connected to thermostats and timers too so we’re ideal for a working family out all day.
but then we updated the kitchens with new electric cookers and oil boilers so the Rayburns became redundant, I sold the better/newer one to a chap who wanted it back as solid fuel, so I still have both burners here if anyone fancies them.
Open to offers.