Works perfectly as a real cooking stove. Some modern wood burning stoves are designed to work as cooking stoves. All you need is to install the cookware and adjust the temperature and you are good to go. With a good wood burning stove, you can thus reduce your expenditure on cooking gas.
A fireplace needs no introduction to people who have experienced cold weather. However, not everyone manages to go beyond the traditional, smoky wood burning fireplace. It would be a great contribution towards the worlds' biggest problem of global warming to seek other options for a fireplace. Luckily, the electric fireplace was born eliminating all environmental hazards and providing the service of a traditional fireplace.