Cabinet style stoves

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Oct 26, 2008
Berkshires, Western MA
I'm looking to put a stove in my basement but have concerns about our cat jumping on top of a hot stove and getting badly burned paws.
I've had no experience with cabinet style stoves and how hot the vented metal cabinet gets. I know it's got to get quite hot but would it burn the cat like a regular flat top box stove?
Stove will only be used once in a while, not a primary heat source. I've been watching Craigslist as well as Facebook market place.
We can't keep the cat out of the basement.


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Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Are there any cabinet stoves still up for sale? There are stoves that have convective lids that will stay a bit cooler, but cats seem to know when something is too hot. If greatly concerned then maybe fashion a convective lid for the stove of your choice.


Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2013
Uptown Marble, CO
Your cat is a lot smarter than you give it credit for being. Put whatever stove you like the looks and performance of down there.
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