Barrel Oven

Barrel Oven

“Ever dreamed of an efficient earthen oven that was hot in just 15 minutes? How about a canning stove that could process 32 quart jars at once?

Check out this efficient wood-fired barrel oven and canning stove that were made in Eugene, Oregon out of adobe bricks that were made on-site. These two wood-fired implements will be part of a community outdoor kitchen.

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Source: Natural Building Network


Barrel Oven — 5 Comments

  1. Wonderful!!! I saw your article in Mother Earth News about building the all-in-one grill, smoker, oven, etc. and I fell in love with it. I had to laugh when I saw that you were the author of the article. I think something like this for canning large amounts at one time would work well in a summer kitchen alongside your all-in-one!

    • My stove has an adjustable shelf that can be lowered so the bath canner is down in the firebox. We’ve never used it for that, but the stove was designed for that in mind. The size is perfect.

  2. Oh sure, right after I place my order for a pressure cooker/canner…
    you post this coolness. ;)

    I would love to have one of these in my backyard…

    In fact… I feel (yet another) project coming on. We’re working on building a “support camp” for families who want to learn to build ISBU homes and then adopt sustainable lives thru well-grounded practices.

    This would work splendidly.


    • People keep coming up with ways to build things at such low cost that it’s hard to resist. How can you say no to a stove that costs $50 or so and keeps all the heat from cooking outdoors?

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