This is a very interesting method of turning your hibachi cast iron Lodge Sportsman Grill into an old fashioned wood stove cook top. If you are like me, you may be interested in cooking the way most homes did their cooking over 100 years ago.
Homes had a cast iron wood stove in the kitchen or family room and the stove provided many purposes. The purposes may have ranged home heating, clothes ironing heating, cooking/baking water heating and boiling.
With today’s modern conveniences the use of the wood fired stove is a thing of the past. There are those of us who choose, for many and varied reasons, to use the old ways of doing things. Cooking on a cast iron wood stove top may be one of those things that you are curious about just like me.
In the attached video I put to use my fascination with cooking on cast iron, cooking on a cast iron grill and cooking on an old fashioned cast iron wood stove top. While this is only simulating this style of cooking, it does give me a sense of how cooking was done over 100 years ago. Again, this web page is helping to answer questions and support those who, like me, love it what cast iron and grill coming crashing together.
You may ask yourself where I happened to find this cast iron wood stove top that fit the Lodge Sportsman’s Grill LSG so perfectly. In actuality, this is nothing new. The sportsman’s grill design actually dates back to a time when they were initially used to heat clothes irons and as a cooking surface. The first designs of the grills weren’t intended to be hibachi grills.
Portland Stove and Foundry specifically manufactured a sportsman cast iron grill that had a stove cook top as seen in these photos.
For those of us who don’t have the room or can’t afford the $2,000 – $5,000 for a home cook top wood stove, we can still get into the game and have a touch of the experience by purchasing a properly sized wood stove cook top.
I found my cast iron wood stove cook top on ebay for $20 plus $20 shipping. In the video you can see the unboxing and my delight when I found that the cook top fit my Lodge Sportsman Grill perfectly.
I truly enjoy cooking on the old wood stove cook top, it gives me a sense of ties to the past and adds a new element to cooking instead of just a typical hibachi grill cook.
In the cook portrayed in the video above, prime rib steaks are cooked in a cast iron skillet over the open hole in the cook top and zucchini and squash zoodles are cooked in a lodge cast iron dutch oven.
While this is the first time I used this unique set up, it certainly wasn’t the last. There will be more videos to see as I put my cast iron to use for the cast iron grill web page.
ENJOY YOU CAST IRON GRILLING EXPERIENCE!