Some stoves, especially models from Nordic countries where wood-burning is ubiquitous, are only able to burn wood. To burn coal, a grate and some means of removing ash (usually an ash pan) are required. It is now commonly accepted that wood burns just as well, if not better, on a grate. Many of our favourite stoves are supplied ready to burn either fuel as standard. Such a dual-fuel appliance is known as a “multifuel” stove.