Monday, February 6, 2012

Off Grid Microwave

Off Grid Microwave a.k.a. firebox on my Jotul 

It's been a crazy Winter this year.
Some days we wake up & realize that we can go without a fire in the stove for most of the day because its so warm out.
K, 50 degrees now is a heat way here in Buffalo. Come May not so much.
Last year when a warm day presented itself (late Spring) I use to just work up a small fire for coffee & oatmeal. Then hang out waiting for it to die down.
I won't leave a fire burning when I'm not home. Houses on my street are too close & too old.
Call it MOCS or Mrs. O'Leary's cow syndrome.

This year I realized that I could convert the firebox in my wood stove to an off grid microwave that accepts metal without sparking.
Water heats up in 3 minutes. I have coffee in less than 5.
After the coffee is done I place a small saucepan with lid in for oatmeal.
But it's really all about the coffee.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. It's really all about the coffee is the theme of my life.

    1. Let me know when the bumper stickers come out ;-)

  2. As always, you think outside the box. I enjoy your ideas and it spurs me on to come up with some of my own!

    1. Thank you, it was the monkey on my back whispering in my ear coffee coffee.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest