There are a lot of different kinds of stoves out there for people to use. Mainly most people nowadays use either electric stoves, or gas powered stoves to cook all of their food with. The wood stove fireplaces are really something that has been used for a very long time. Most wood burning stoves are made out of cast iron, and are very heavy, bulky, and usually cost a lot of money. These wood burning stoves were usually used in the earlier days when electricity was only in the imagination. Nowadays it would be really hard to find one of these wood burning stoves.
There are a lot of advantages that come with the wood stove fire places, and also there are some disadvantages to using the stove to. Many people whom live in sub-divisions, or in more modern places usually have brand new modern stoves places in their homes. The advantages to having electric stoves, or gas burning stoves is that for one, their is no hassle of trying to get them to come on, you just flip a switch. With the wood stove fireplaces however you have to put wood into them, then lit the wood, and then wait for the heat to increase enough to be able to cook your food.
If your a collector, or your looking for a wood stove fireplace to be able to cook your food with, you might have to do a lot of research, and hunting to find one. Many of these do not exist anymore, that is the original ones. You can have ones made nowadays, but they are very expensive, and they really need to be built into your home, rather then just having them moved into your home. That is why so many people nowadays just go with the modern day technology, and either get a gas or electric stove.