Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 19:51:46 CDT From: mlbroom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAUMAG.EDU Subject: Re: Cook stove Cook stove probably refers to the wood burning stove used in the kitchen on which cooking is done as opposed to the woodburning stove in the living area of the house used for home heating which might be called the heater. Yes, cook stove sounds redundant if the only stove a person has is used for cooking. But it sets it apart from the one in the living room used for heating. We have an 'air tight' wood burner which we heat with at times and an electric stove or range for cooking. This is an old timey term. Right up there with ice box.