Foot stove

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A foot stove consists of a wooden box which is open on one side, with holes or a slab at the top. In it, a bowl made of pottery or metal with burning charcoal was placed. The feet were positioned on top of the stove to become warm. By putting a blanket or clothing on the legs the heat could be isolated and the lower legs were heated.

Foot stoves were used in Northern Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Korsi, a similar Iranian item
  • Kotatsu, a similar Japanese item


  1. ^ "Foot warmers & foot stoves: portable holders for hot coals, hot water". Home Things Past. Retrieved 2014-07-09.

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