Monday, September 22, 2014

Kitchen Queen Cookstove

Kitchen Queen 380 with Glass Doors

NEW!!!     GLASS Viewing

Firebox and Oven Doors!!!

  • Two models available, KQ380 or KQ480 (see specifications tab)
  • Heating capacity up to 1500 sq. ft. model KQ380
  • Heating capacity up to 2400 sq. ft. model KQ480 (more or less heating capability depending on how well insulated a home is)
  • Black porcelain enamel finish is standard
  • Huge firebox with easy access
  • Easy ash removal from under the firebox door
  • Four damper controls
  • Beautiful finished porcelain oven
  • Removable tray in bottom of oven for easy cleanup
  • Large stainless steel water reservoir (optional)
  • Optional Stainless Steel Water Coil for heating water in a tank near the stove (can be plumbed to domestic hot water)
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The huge oven is the heart of the stove. Revolutionary design makes total sense, yet is the total opposite of every wood cookstove on the market.

Other stoves try to pull the smoke over the top of the oven, down the side, around the bottom, and then back out the top.

Heat rises naturally, it makes more sense to vent the firebox off the side so the heat travels under the oven, up the side, over the top, and out the flue.

This also significantly reduces the creosote build up which can be difficult to clean out.

 

New Design Improvements     

  • Double Layered Heat Shields For Rear And Sides, (To Reduce Clearances)
  • Warming Oven
  • Secondary Combustion System
  • Improved Oven Thermostat
  • Summer Grate
     

 

 

Kitchen Queen shown with optional warming oven

 

The Kitchen Queen has a 24 gallon water reservoir system, that heats water via a water siphon system. Cold water enters the firebox through a heat exchanger (water coil) and converts it to hot water, with no moving parts or electricity. The heat exchanger can be connected to a large hot water tank for whole house use.  The water reservoir comes with a spigot and plumbing to connect to a water coil.  The water coil is sold separately.

Water Coil

Water coil pictured above (center) has to be ordered separately. The black hose (outside) and fittings are included with the water reservoir. No fittings come with the water coil.

If you have any questions that are not answered on any of these pages please call 1-800-968-8604 or e-mail us at sales@woodstoves.net

Kitchen Queen 380 Specs 480 Specs
Overall size 44" L x 29" W x 30" H 53" L x 32" W x 32" H
Cooking surface 35" x 19" 43" x 21"
Warming shelf 7" x 37" 9" x 45"
Back 37" W x 21" H 45" W x 23" H
Oven 14" W x 11.25" H x 20" D 16" W x 13" H x 22" D
Oven capacity 6 Loaves 8 loaves
Firebox 18" W x 16" H x 19" D 20" W x 18" H x 22" D
Log Length 18" 21"
Firebox door 12" x 14" 14" x 16"
Approx. burn time 10 to 14 hours 12 to 16 hours
Approx. heating area 400 to 1500 sq. ft. 1500 to 2400 sq. ft
Flue outlet size 6 inches round 7 inches round
Reservoir capacity 17 gallons 24 gallons
Shipping weight 750 lbs. 850 lbs.
UL Listing 1482 1482
Clearances to Combustibles
Side 12" 12"
Rear 12"* 12"*
Corner 12" 12"
Clearances to protected surfaces
* for clearances to the flue collar, subtract 6.5"
Side 6" 6"
Rear 6" 6"
Corner 6" 9"
Chimney Connector
Unprotected Surface 18" 18"
Protected Surface 6" 6"
Stainless Steel Glass Doors
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Stove top and Glass Doors
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Finished Stainless Steel Doors
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Kitchen Queen Cookstove
Item Price
Large Model 480 with Back Panel and Shelf in Black Porcelain Enamel Finish $2,445
Large Model 480 no Back Panel and Shelf in Black Porcelain Enamel Finish $2,195
Small Model 380 with Back Panel and Shelf in Black Porcelain Enamel Finish $2,345
Small Model 380 no Back Panel and Shelf in Black Porcelain Enamel Finish $2,095
Rear Heat Shield* without water reservoir $400
Rear Heat Shield* with water reservoir $500 (plus shipping)
Side Heat Shield* [Must specify Right (Oven) or Left (Firebox)] $240
Stainless Steel Water Reservoir* $305
Warming Oven $275
Summer Grate $100
Stainless Steel Water Coil $85
White Porcelain Enamel Finish (Black Porcelain Enamel is Standard) $500
Cream & Green Porcelain Enamel Finish (Only with Warming Oven)* $775
Stainless Steel Side Shelf $110
Glass Firebox Door - Stainless Steel (customer does not get a black solid door) $325
Glass Oven Door - Stainless Steel (customer does not get a black solid door) $275
Glass Firebox and Oven Door Set - Stainless Steel (set) (customer will not receive solid black doors) $700
Glass Firebox Door - Stainless Steel and Black Porcelain Door (customer retains original black solid door) $425
Glass Oven Door -- Stainless Steel and Black Porcelain Door (customer retains original black solid door) $475
Glass Firebox and Oven Door Set (customer retains original black solid doors) $900

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must specify with or without water reservoir, since the Rear Heat Shield must be fabricated to fit one or the other application.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: You must also specify Right (Oven) or Left (Firebox) Side for Side Heat Shields, since they are customized for each side.

*The Water Reservoir does not come with a Water Coil.

*Cream & Green color option (+$500) ONLY available with Warming Oven upgrade (+$275) = $775 Total.

 

 

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The Kitchen Queen 380 - Glass Doors, Fans, and Review

The Kitchen Queen 380 - Site Preparation

The Kitchen Queen 380 - The Details (Part 1)

The Kitchen Queen 380 - The Details (Part 2)

The Kitchen Queen 380 - The Details (Part 3)

The Kitchen Queen 380 - Heat Shield Installation (Part 2)

The Kitchen Queen 380 - Heat Shield Installation (Part 1)

The Kitchen Queen 380 - Domestic Hot Water

The Kitchen Queen 380 - How to Replace Door Gaskets

Installing A Cookstove Safely In Tight Quarters

How to Install Glass Doors on the Kitchen Queen

How to Install Glass Doors on the Kitchen Queen

 

They are so great, I bought 3!!
February 14, 2014
Reviewer: Chuck and Beverly
The KQ is an amazing cookstove!! We bought our first one in Utah when we lived on the side of a mountain! It heated the house and we could cook at any time, it was amazing. We then moved to Missouri and brought our KQ with us. We bought a second one to heat our sons house, and they love it. I just purchased the Green and Cream KQ480 special edition to replace the black KQ480 we have in our house as it matches the kitchen decor and we will move the black KQ480 into our building with the greenhouse for winter heat and food preparation. They are simply the best stove on the market. We heat our 3000 sq ft house with no problems and it has been a very cold winter. We cook on it. We Love it!!
Excellent Crafted; Totally Satisfied
January 22, 2014
Reviewer: J S
Hello again,

I was just sitting here and thanking God for the wonderful heat this wood cook stove puts out. This makes the 3rd year we have been using the Kitchen Queen; and what a cook stove. This year has had some very cold days and with a wind chill down as low as –25 below. I have bought fuel oil back in the first week of November and haven’t bought any since; where before we would have had the tank filled once a month. Thanks to the people who labor to make our comfort here in PA. What a blessing we have received. In the past 3 years this Kitchen Queen has saved us several thousand dollars. It heats our home with ease, plus we use it for cooking and baking. My wife now would rather use the Kitchen Queen to cook on than our electric stove. We have had no problems at all; I mean "0" problems! I can’t tell you enough how much we are pleased with the purchase of this excellent crafted product . The quality is just outstanding, and the best money I ever spent. One truly happy customer here in PA.
Please share this note with everyone involved, because they truly need a pat on the back.

May God truly bless you all and may the new year be fruitful in the Lord.
The Queen is in
January 18, 2014
Reviewer: Paul Carnes
We installed the Kitchen Queen 480 into our one story home. Our house is about 4,300 square feet with nine bedrooms and a 1,200 square foot living room. The dining room is next to the living room and that's where we installed the Queen. This morning, we decided to see how well the Queen could heat our home and stoked it up per Obadiah's instructions. To our surprise, it heated even the most distant corner of our house which is probably sixty feet away from the stove. The temperature outside is 34 degrees today so a really cold day might be more challenging but then we only had the stove really working for an hour or so.

We purchased the Queen because we wanted an emergency energy backup should zombies take over Oregon (a distinct possibility). It appears it will be more than enough. We don't usually have much freezing weather but our home is large with much of the ceiling being over 12 feet high so if it will heat a home like ours, I think it will heat a more normal home in a much colder climate. We haven't cooked on it much and I suspect our challenge there will be regulating the heat but the Queen is more than able to supply the heat we need for cooking or heating. We are well pleased
power outage
January 11, 2014
Reviewer: Cole Tierney
We had an ice storm in northern Vermont during 2013 Christmas and lost power for four days. We had no lights, but our Kitchen Queen 480 kept our 2700 sq.ft. home warm.
Kitchen Queen 480
November 4, 2013
Reviewer: Les & Judy Short
Our 480 arrived and after setting it up, could not be more pleased with the quality and service we received. This has to be the best designed and looking stove on the market. We have a 3500 sq.ft. log home and when it gets -40 in northern Alberta I know we will be comfortable. We couldn't of been more pleased with the fast service we received from Obadiah's. When the power goes out we will always be warm and fed.
Great Stove for a great price!!
September 23, 2013
Reviewer: Kai Moessle - Cairo NY
I bought the smaller Kitchen Queen from Obadiah's almost two years ago. It was delivered last July (the factory had a bit of a backlog) in perfect condition; the crate was so sturdy it took two of us about fifteen minutes with a prybar just to get one side off.

I finally got it installed this spring and it is AWESOME!!!! The firebox is the best I have ever used, it takes huge logs and holds a fire well over the advertised eight hours (I have beech wood, dried about a year). The "Supercharger" works just as they say: I had a good fire and the oven was at about 250 degrees F when I opened it; within five minutes the temperature went up to 475!

If you have the summer grate (well worth the money in the summer!) be sure to use small, split wood as dry as possible.

Overall, I could not be happier with my KQ!

Finally, the customer service folks here at Obadiah's are right on top of their game and one of the friendliest I have ever talked to!
Great Stove for a great price!!
September 20, 2013
Reviewer: Kai Moessle
I bought the smaller Kitchen Queen from Obadiah's almost two years ago. It was delivered last July (the factory had a bit of a backlog) in perfect condition; the crate was so sturdy it took two of us about fifteen minutes with a prybar just to get one side off. I finally got it installed this spring and it is AWESOME!!!! The firebox is the best I have ever used, it takes huge logs and holds a fire well over the advertised eight hours (I have beech wood, dried about a year). The "Supercharger" works just as they say: I had a good fire and the oven was at about 250 degrees F when I opened it; within five minutes the temperature went up to 475!
If you have the summer grate (well worth the money in the summer!) be sure to use small, split wood as dry as possible.
Overall, I could not be happier with my KQ!
Finally, the customer service folks here at Obadiah's are right on top of their game and one of the friendliest I have ever talked to!
Exceptional, Impressive Service!
September 13, 2013
Reviewer: Michael & Linda - Trinidad CO
From our first contact with Obadiah's Woodstoves, we were impressed with being treated like we were their most important customer. Many hours were devoted by Woody and Annette, talking with us and providing us with valuable information in order to establishing which cook stove would be precisely what we needed. Our Kitchen Queen 480 arrived in perfect condition exactly as promised. Woody spent many hours via e-mail and photographs coaching me through the installation process and helping to establish the best possible stove piping arrangement for my installation. The result is a beautiful cook stove installation that works perfectly and exactly as expected. This success is largely attributable to the time and effort that Obadiah's Woodstoves was willing to provide in order to insure our complete satisfaction.

Obadiah's Woodstoves is in my experience an exceptional business. The owners, Woody and Annette Chain, as well as their employees, are friendly and courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. They do exactly what they say they will do, promptly and efficiently. I could not ask for a better business with which to work, and I highly recommend them to anyone.
Looking forward to Kitchen Queen
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Joe Conover - Kasilof AK
After looking at many cook stoves we are going with KQ. We talked to Woody about heating and cooking at our cabin in Kasilof AK ,Kitchen Queen fits our needs not having electric at out site plus hot water a plus. Woody was very helpful answering questions he very upfront and honest and blunt he has general concern about helping us what more can you ask for. I look foreword seeing the Kitchen Queen in our cabin in fact we are designing inside of our cabin around KQ, Hats off to Woody what a great person .
Really educated me about wood cook stoves
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Mary White - Rathdrum ID
I just spent an hour on the phone speaking with Woody. I had my heart set on a very pretty, shiny, old-fashioned wood cookstove and after speaking with Woody and learning so much more about stoves, I am now leaning toward a totally different but much more functional stove. Thank you Woody for spending the time educating me. I will come to you when I have the cash to buy my stove.

(Mary later purchased her Kitchen Queen 480.)
Far Exceeded expectations!
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Jim and Sue Alkire - Branson MO
I want to thank Woody for the recommendation of the Kitchen Queen. I called last May and he talked me into purchasing this stove instead of a 'prettier' one I had picked out. We live in a 5000sq ft house and with the exception of a bedroom in the back corner this unit heats it all. It has far exceeded our expectations and learning to cook on it has been educational and fun. Still trying to get the oven temp right. I have a question. Is it more efficient to heat with the oven door open or closed? It also seems to be a "cat magnet". Our cats can be found sleeping behind it most the time.

Thanks again , Woody, for a superior product.
Jim and Sue Alkire
Best of all wood cook stoves!
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Frank and Susie Plew - Moyie Springs ID
We had a Gem Pack Flame View wood cook stove for 8 years. Had lot of trouble with creosote. Not a true air tight stove. Beautiful but not efficient. Just got our new Kitchen Queen #380 via Fed-X in perfect condition. Two of us got it set up in about two hours. We used three pipes about 34 inches long under the 2x4's the stove was bolted to as a easy way to move the stove into our house. We have raised 5 children and used four different cook stoves. This KQ is 1000% better. Our old Gem Pack Flame View was beautiful but not a fully air tight stove and we had creosote problems and it was a real job to keep cleaned out. It would be unwise to buy any other. The 380 is perfect for a large family and/or a small home of 1500 sq. feet. The heat is steady! The oven is perfect! The easiest stove ever to use. We bought the extra shelf but it had no instructions but was easy to figure out. We cleaned the stainless steel top with Simple Green.
Kitchen Queen 480
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: The Godbers - British Columbia

We've had the KQ480 since last Sept. & have been using it for all our cooking and heating needs since then. Our house two stories and about 1200 sq ft. We wanted the larger oven, and I'm glad we went with the 480. We've had no problem baking multiple pizzas, a turkey, bread, cookies etc. We get temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius up here, and the KQ always kept us toasty even though we haven't put any insulation in the floor. One complaint is that the warming oven is poorly designed. It's not wide enough to accommodate a dinner plate and the door folds up instead of down which makes getting things in and out awkward. We probably wouldn't spend the extra money on it if we were to do it again. We also find the thermometer very inaccurate, but Woody has suggested that's it's defective and to send it back to KQ. One final plus of the KQ; I find it draws really well, and it's really easy to build a fire in the cold stove.
Top of the line!
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Patti Bowlin - Colville WA

If you are looking for a wood cook stove, I highly recommend the Kitchen Queen. I have had mine for a year and a half and it is the best stove you could ever have. It burns so clean and efficient and if you use properly seasoned wood, it has very low maintenance A once a year clean out is all that is needed. I love the oven. The oven cooks with moisture so food does not dry out. My granddaughter put in a piece of french bread to toast and forgot about it. I was putting something in for dinner 5 hours later and found her toast. It was very brown and crispy, but not at all burnt or inedible. We were surprised. The warming shelf on top keeps food at a serving temperature for hours. Obadiah Stoves is a wonderful place to purchase this stove. They will stand behind their products and spend time to work out any problems, (which I had with a different brand of stove) or questions you have. They are super to work with. Kitchen Queen is a top of the line quality stove. You will be happy with your purchase.

A very satisfied customer,
Patti Bowlin
AWESOME cookstove and service!
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Gary and Gina - Bigfork, MT
Hi Woody,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for our new Kitchen Queen Wood Cookstove. It is just AWESOME! I want to say that the stove is almost alive. It cooks our food, warms our house, and I can't wait to cook on it. Well, let me give notice that you can have your gas or electric stoves, I will take my wood cook stove. I swear that food cooked on this stove tastes better. I challenge you to prove me wrong. Our cat even likes sleeping by it. Obadiah's did all the work in ordering what I needed, and I installed it myself. Woody managed to have everything we needed on the first try - no reordering or changing parts. They know what they are doing. I ordered the bigger model. It is heavy, but I managed with the help of my wife and a couple of furniture dolly's to move it into place myself. I recommend, however, you get a couple of strong buddies to help move it into place. We feel like we have taken one more step toward getting ourselves off grid.

We could not be happier with this stove, Woody.
Gary and Gina
Review Update
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Hugh Owens - Jackson WY
Having used the Queen for 2 years. I would like to update my mods to improve a very good stove. As noted, I added extra firebrick in much the same way Woody did to his 380. I think I added more however: all 3 back and side surfaces, even over the grate. I have since restored the grate to its original configuration. I added tile to the top of the oven by inserting pieces through the round lid opening. The oven temps were too high at the top and at the back of the oven. I moved the drip pan to the top inside as well. Now bread and baked goods cook evenly, as good as our big propane oven. I also moved the back splash and shelf BEHIND the flue to increase the depth of the cooking surface. I filled in the open spaces created with 1/4" plate drilled with 1/2" holes painted black. The right one is easily removed to use the flue diverter behind the stove. I had regretted not buying the 480 because of the smaller cooktop of the 380. Now the 380 is bigger. (I still wish I had a bigger oven.!!)
Great Cookstove!
September 4, 2013
Reviewer: Hugh Owens - Jackson WY
Our Kitchen Queen 380 arrived intact in a sturdy plywood box. The fit and finish were superb. Once I had the "Queen" up and running, I was blown away by its combustion efficiency and heat output which heats our large log cabin. I modified the KQ, installing additional firebrick on all firebox surfaces. The fire burns with a blue flame once established. My criticisms of the stove are minimal. It is a VERY heavy stove. It could use a small viewing glass to keep track of the fire. The oven door thermometer reads 50 degrees low. The oven on the 380 is just big enough to be useful. My old cookstove had a large oven and a small firebox. Large firebox trumps large oven! I would recommend anyone wanting to cook with wood to consider this stove. This kind of heating and cooking appliance is a vital component to achieving a measure of self sufficiency in these troubled economic times. I would regard it as your second purchase after a good chainsaw.
Kitchen Queen
July 27, 2013
Reviewer: Joe Conover
After looking at many cook stoves we are going with KQ.We talked to Woody about heating and cooking at our cabin in Kasilof Ak ,Kitchen Queen fits our needs not having electric at out site plus hot water a plus.Woody was very helpfull answering questions he very upfront and honest and blunt he has general concern about helping us what more can you ask for .I look foreword seeing the Kitchen Queen in our cabin in fact we are designing inside of our cabin around KQ, Hats off to Woody what a great person .
Ode to the Kitchen Queen
July 27, 2013
Reviewer: Walker Smith from Bigfork, MT United States
We installed a Kitchen Queen 480 in the summer of 2010. The stove has transformed our lakeside cabin into cozy and sometimes piping hot cabin. We have cooked our Thanksgiving Turkey, the pies and all the sides this year exclusively on the kitchen queen. While I have some experience with wood-fired cooking it has been fun to see friends and family's excitement over the efficiency and comfort of this stove. The cookstove is now the cornerstone of our weekend retreat and has inspired visitors to write poems and draw hand sketches of the glorious stove. I have purchased many items in my 42 years on this earth and pound for pound, dollar for dollar this is the best money I have ever spent !!!!! The Almish have engineered a smart stove and built it with US steel. Woody and Annette and their crew completed the experience with wonderful service and patience with my long list of questions during the install process. Thanks for all your work.
Great customer service!
July 27, 2013
Reviewer: Matt Lehr from Washougal, WA United States
I would like to thank Woody and Annette for all their help with our Kitchen Queen. I really feel Woody put me before profit. He asked me several questions and actually recommended the KQ480 over several other more expensive stoves. We haven't installed the stove yet but are looking forward using it. Woody & Annette know stoves and they also know what customer service is! Thank you!
The Right Combination of Beauty and Utility
July 27, 2013
Reviewer: Carol Nelson from Milaca, MN United States
This is a heavy, well built stove. It was well wrapped and crated and arrived in perfect condition.
It is simple and understated in design yet has thoughtful details that make it beautiful as well as functional.
The oven interior is easy to keep clean. The thermometer in the oven door makes it easy to keep the right temperature, especially for a wood-cooking beginner like me. I was surprised at how easy it was to cook with. My first dinner using the stovetop and oven turned out perfectly! (I read and learned to use smaller chunks of wood to get a hotter, better controlled fire.)
The grate in the bottom of the firebox makes it very easy to clean out ashes. The rails that go around the outside are helpful to avoid burns from getting too close. The buyer should keep in mind that the stainless top will darken with use, but the rails and trim stays clean and bright.
Every detail of this stove seems to be well thought out and well implemented. We could not be more pleased.


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