I have chosen to do this week’s blog on this very unusual stove that I swept at an address in Sturma this week. As you can see from the photo that it is a most striking and unusual stove. It has a cooking compartment at the top of the stove which the customer told me that they regularly use to roast joints of meat and to bake fresh bread. The stove itself purely a wood burning stove.
Research on the internet shows that Rika are an Austrian company:
RIKA Innovative Ofentechnik GmbH is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality wood-burning stoves and is market leader for pellet stoves in the German-speaking countries.
RIKA was founded 1951 in Micheldorf in Upper Austria and is run by Karl Riener as a family business in the second generation. The passion for stoves is really about creating quality of life. The claim to continuously set new benchmarks in terms of quality, innovation and design, leads to the continuous further development of stoves in terms of their form and function, resulting in a wide product portfolio of wood-burning, pellet and combi stoves, heating inserts and design fireplaces. With many years of experience in stove manufacturing and product innovations, such as the first pellet stove in Europe, RIKA is regarded as pioneer of the industry. With the “Green Innovation” seal, RIKA has made an undertaking in the interests of sustainability to voluntarily comply with all requirements and be certified under the strictest international regulations. RIKA has received many awards such as the most significant environment award on the global stage: the Energy Globe Award. The number of employees has risen to 300 over the years and the network of dealers spans across many countries.
The stove was installed by Nick Buckenham at Cut Maple Stoves, Sturmer Road, New England CO9 4BB
I must say casting an eye over the installation, Cut Maple had made a fantastic job of it. The customer told me that it was some of the best money he had ever spent and very reasonable at that considering the work done.