Tulikivi wood cooker is made from soapstone, on which you can cook and bake. The soapstone is incredibly dense so retains and radiantly heats for many hours. Also Tulikivi has a unique airflow design for exhaust that burns its own particulate matter, hence, a much "greener" way to burn.
Masonry Heaters: Lots of info here Also known as masonry stoves, kachelofens, Russian fireplaces, Finnish fireplaces, Swedish stoves, tile stoves, contra-flow fireplaces, radiant fireplaces and mass-storage fireplaces.
A Russian stove, in which the masonry above the fire absorbs heat and radiates it into the home, can warm the entire house on most winter days. It also provides a striking centerpiece to the main floor.
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This, my friends, is a masonry heating system. It burns hotter and more complete than your average fireplace, takes less wood, and gives off ambient heat from the brick or stone. I'm getting one someday.