J.A. Roby Cookstoves

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Introduction | The Rigel | The Centauri | The Elda | The Marmiton | The Cuistot | The Chief | The Cook | The Cicero | The Cuisiniere SE | The Original Cuisiniere Cookstove | Resources | J.A. Roby Cookstoves For Sale

Introduction

When J.A. Roby began life in 1975, the only connection they had to stoves were the fireplace doors they manufactured alongside many other parts and accessories for home decor. However, that all changed when Alain Robitaille became co-owner of the company and by the early 1980s, J.A. Roby was in the business of making woodstoves.

With over thirty years now behind them, J.A. Roby knows a thing or two about making quality stoves, and their wood burning cookstoves are no exception.

The Rigel Wood Cookstove

J.A. Roby Rigel Wood CookstoveThe Rigel wood cookstove (the North American alternative to the Cuisiniere 2500) is a great option for anyone with small space demands or tight quarters, especially being mobile home approved in the United States. At just under 27″ wide, it can easily heat up to 1,800 square feet with a considerable output of 70,000 BTUs. The Rigel is also designed with the environment in mind, offering EPA-approval and 75.6% efficiency.

What’s more, J.A. Roby has given the Rigel removable cook plates, a rare feature in smaller cookstoves that allows for more dynamic cooking options in addition to the helpful warming oven.

 
 

Rigel Wood Cookstove Specifications

Wood Cookstove Specifications J.A. Roby Rigel
Heat Area 500 – 1800 sq ft.
Overall Dimensions 26-7/8″W x 54-1/8″H x 25-1/2″D
Firebox Dimensions 18-3/8″W x 10-7/8″H x 15-3/4″D
Firebox Opening Dimensions 15-5/8″ x 9-1/8″
Maximum Log Length 18″
Max Heat Output 70,000 BTUs
Burn Time 3 – 8 hr.
EPA Emissions 1.36 g/hr.
Efficiency 75.6%
Weight 320 lbs.
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Flue Pipe Diameter 6″
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Clearance to Combustibles J.A. Roby Rigel
Rear / Side / Corner 10″ / 20″ / 8″

The Centauri Cookstove

J.A. Roby Centauri Wood CookstoveThe Centauri wood cookstove, like the Rigel, is designed for those in need of wood heat with a small footprint. With a unique griddle-style cooktop, warming oven, and a traditional look, the Centauri has an eye towards classic cookstoves with modern conveniences. The Centauri is also EPA and mobile home approved, and features a 75.6% efficiency rating.

 
 
 
 

The Centauri Wood Cookstove Specifications

Wood Cookstove Specifications J.A. Roby Centauri
Heat Area 500 – 1800 sq ft.
Overall Dimensions 26-7/8″W x 54-1/8″H x 25-1/2″D
Firebox Dimensions 18-3/8″W x 10-7/8″H x 15-3/4″D
Firebox Opening Dimensions 15-5/8″ x 9-1/8″
Maximum Log Length 18″
Max Heat Output 70,000 BTUs
Burn Time 3 – 8 hr.
EPA Emissions 1.36 g/hr.
Efficiency 75.6%
Weight 320 lbs.
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Flue Pipe Diameter 6″
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Clearance to Combustibles J.A. Roby Rigel
Rear / Side / Corner 10″ / 20″ / 8″

The Elda Cookstove

J.A. Roby Elda Wood CookstoveJ.A. Roby was one of the first manufacturers to introduce a line of EPA-approved wood cookstoves, and the Elda is a fine example of their commitment to being environmentally responsible. Heating up to 1800 square feet with 70,000 BTUs, the Elda packs quite a punch despite being a smaller cookstove (with mobile home approval). The Elda also features a contemporary style with beautiful glass doors, oven door thermometer, an air wash system, outdoor air intake, removable oven top lids, and much more.

 
 

The Elda Wood Cookstove Specifications

Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 41-5/8″W x 37-1/2″H x 26-1/4″D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 39 7/8″W x 10 ¾”H x 16 ¼”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 468 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Elda EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Marmiton Cookstove

J.A. Roby Marmiton Wood CookstoveAnother EPA-approved wood cookstove, the Marmiton features many of the same technical specs as the Elda, including the ability to heat up to 1800 square feet, 70,000 BTU output, oven door thermometer, removable oven top lids, outdoor air intake, and air wash. However, the Marmiton offers unique visual flare with black cast iron legs, chrome handles and corners, and additional accents with the LX model.

 
 

The Marmiton Wood Cookstove Specifications

Product Specifications J.A. Roby Marmiton EPA Wood Cook Stove
Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 41-5/8″W x 37-1/2″H x 26-1/4″D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 39 7/8″W x 10 ¾”H x 16 ¼”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 448 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Marmiton EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Cuistot Cookstove

J.A. Roby Cuistot Wood CookstoveA full-size wood cookstove, The Cuistot by J.A. Roby is perfect for anyone looking for a stove with all the bells and whistles. The features are endlessly useful and numerous: A water reservoir for hot water, food warmer, backsplash, three removable cooktop lids, glass doors, pedestal with a pan drawer, and more. The Cuistot is EPA-approved, but features the traditional style of cookstoves from yesteryear.

 
 

The Cuistot Wood Cookstove Specifications

Product Specifications J.A. Roby Cuistot EPA Wood Cook Stove
Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 41 ⅝”W X 58 ½”H X 26 ¼”D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 546 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Cuistot EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Chief Cookstove

J.A. Roby Chief Wood CookstoveCombining decorative steel and cast iron, the Chief wood cookstove by J.A. Roby is a traditionally styled full-size cookstove capable of heating up to 1800 square feet. Don’t let the style fool you though, the Chief is a modern wood cookstove featuring glass doors, an air wash system, removable cooktop lids, a ceramic fiber baffle, and easy frontal access to the ash drawer. Uniquely, the Chief also offers an optional enameled cast iron cooking plate that attaches to either the left or right side.

The Chief is EPA and mobile home approved.

 

The Chief Wood Cookstove Specifications

Product Specifications J.A. Roby Chief EPA Wood Cook Stove
Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 51 ¾”W X 58 ½”H X 26 ¼”D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 39 7/8″W x 10 ¾”H x 16 ¼”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 546 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Chief EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Cook Cookstove

J.A. Roby Cook Wood CookstoveLiterally putting the “Cook” in wood cookstove, the Cook by J.A. Roby is an elegant steel-bodied stove featuring cast-iron legs, a backsplash, food warmer, oven and firebox thermometers, glass air wash system, and more. With the ability to take up to 20″ logs, you can rely on the Cook to sustain longer burn times, allowing you more time to sit back and relax. The Cook wood cookstove is also EPA and mobile home approved.

 
 
 
 

The Cook Wood Cookstove Specifications

Product Specifications J.A. Roby Cook EPA Wood Cook Stove
Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 41 ⅝”W X 58 ½”H X 26 ¼”D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 39 7/8″W x 10 ¾”H x 16 ¼”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 510 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Cook EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Cicero Cookstove

J.A. Roby Cicero Wood CookstoveSimilar to the Chief, the Cicero wood cookstove by J.A. Roby offers a unique optional enameled cast iron cooking plate that attaches to either the left or right side. However, the Cicero stands out with its black cast iron legs (or optional nickel legs) and the numerous chrome accents found on the LX model. With a food warmer, glass air wash system, front-facing ash drawer, and removable cooktop lids, the Cicero features all the modern amenities you could hope for while maintaining a traditional aesthetic.

The Cicero wood cookstove is EPA and mobile home approved.

 
 

The Cicero Wood Cookstove Specifications

Product Specifications J.A. Roby Cicero EPA Wood Cook Stove
Recommended Heating Area 1,000 – 1,800 sq. ft.
Maximum Output 70,000 BTU/h
Overall Dimensions 51 ¾”W X 58 ½”H X 26 ¼”D
Firebox Dimensions 12″W x 11-5/8″H x 20″D
Firebox Size 1.7 cu.ft.
Door Opening Dimensions Height 9 1/8″H x 9″W
Maximum Log Length 20″
Chimney Type 2100° F – Solid Fuel Class A
Flue (Chimney) Size 6″
Minimum Chimney Height 12′
Interior Oven Dimensions 17 ½”W x 12 ½”H x 18 ¾”D
Interior Food Warmer Dimensions 39 7/8″W x 10 ¾”H x 16 ¼”D
Tested & Approved ULC S627-00 UL 1482-2011 & EPA Method 28R
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Weight 546 lbs
Minimum Clearances to Combustibles J.A. Roby Cicero EPA Wood Cook Stove
Rear 2 1/4″
Right & Left Side 10″
Right & Left Corners 8″
Ceiling 84″ (measured from floor)

The Cuisiniere SE Cookstove

ja_roby_cuisiniere_se_cookstoveThe original Cuisiniere cookstove was initially a very exciting stove, with a unique clean-burning EPA firebox that had a lot of potential. As time went on though, many noticed the oven was extremely difficult to heat- a serious problem with a stove meant for cooking. Obadiah’s could not, in good conscious, recommend it to customers. That’s all changed today though, with J.A. Roby listening to the issues and not only resolving them, but vastly improving the original while also introducing this model: The Cuisiniere SE.

This special edition of the Cuisiniere does not sit on a pedestal like the original model, offering chrome (or black) legs and doors, along with a multitude of other features including a food warmer, a glass air wash system, glazec oven, a fiber ceramic baffle, and much more. Most importanly, however, is the way the smoke is distributed within the stove now: Like the updated regular model, the firebox in the Cuisiniere SE sits on the left with the oven on the right. With this arrangement, the smoke travels across the underside of the cook-top, around the rear of the oven, and exits out the chimney, which is above the oven. With the smoke filtering around the oven like this, heat is distributed more evenly and cook times are greatly improved.

The Cuisiniere SE can heat up to 2,300 sq ft with its immense 95,000 BTU/hr heat output, and with 88% efficiency it is also EPA-exempt and Washington State approved. It might be a hefty stove with a larger profile, but the Cuisiniere SE is a quality cookstove in all of the right ways.

Cuisiniere SE Specifications

Specifications J.A. Roby Cuisiniere SE
Fuel Wood
Color Metallic Black
Model Legs
Overall Dimensions 50 3/8″ W x 55″ H x 28″ D
Oven Dimensions 17″ W x 14″ H x 19-1/8″ D
Warmer Dimensions 46-1/4″ W x 10″ H x 12″ D
Firebox Dimensions 19″ W x 12-1/4″ H x 19-3/4″ D
Floor to Cooktop 31 3/4″
Center of Flue collar from rear of stove 6″
Center of Flue collar from right side of stove (measured facing the stove) 14″
Firebox Size 2.87 cubic ft
Weight 580 lbs
Maximum Log Length 19″
Flue 6″
Recommended Chimney Height 12 ft
Baffle Material Fibre Ceramic
Heat Output Up to 95,000 BTU/hr
Heating Capacity Up to 2,300 sq ft
Efficiency 88%
LHV 78.6%
Emissions 1.3 gr/hr
Emissions Tested B415.1-10 Certified
Safety Tested UL 1482-7 and ULC STD S627.00

The Cuisiniere

J.A. Roby Cuisiniere Cookstove - Cookstove CommunityThe original Cuisiniere cookstove has been updated with features that greatly improve the quality of its cooking abilities, while retaining its classic style. With a pedestal bottom, side-by-side oven and firebox, and a food warmer on top, the Cuisiniere has an unmistakably traditional look and layout that will be the centerpiece of any rustic home.

In the original design of the Cuisiniere, the oven was on the left while the firebox was on the right, with the chimney above it. This led to a serious heating deficiency for the oven: Because all of the smoke from the firebox went straight up the chimney, the oven would only receive heat from one side, resulting in slow, uneven cooking. Thankfully, the folks at J.A. Roby resolved this. In the updated model of the Cuisiniere, the firebox is on the left while the oven is on the right, allowing smoke from the firebox to filter around the oven before exiting up the chimney. Now you get wonderfully even cooks in a reasonable amount of time!

It’s important to note this change, as there are many original models still floating around out there. So if you stumble across a Cuisiniere cookstove with the oven on the left/opposite the chimney, be warned! It is not going to cook efficiently.

The stove comes in quite wide at 50 inches, but if space is no issue and you find the look preferable to the Cuisiniere SE. We are happy to recommend the Cuisiniere once again, and J.A. Roby’s commitment to improving their products based on customer feedback clearly demonstrates the kind of values we love to see from manufacturers.

J.A. Roby Cuisiniere SE - Cross Section - Cookstove Community

Flow of smoke in the updated Cuisiniere.

Cuisiniere Cookstove Specifications

Specifications J.A. Roby Cuisiniere
Heating Area 1500 – 2,300 sq ft
Heat Output Up to 95,000 BTU/hr
Dry seasoned wood
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) 50 3/8″ W x 55″ H 28″ D
Overall Firebox Dimensions (W x H x D) 19″ x 12 ¼” x 19 ¾”
Interior Oven Dimension (W x H x D) 17″ x 14″m x 19 1/8″
Door Opening Dimensions 16 ¼” x 10 ½”
Food Warmer Dimensions 46.25″ W X 10″ H X 12″ D
Floor to Cooktop 31 3/4″
Center of Flue collar from rear of stove 6″ – 15.24 cm
Center of Flue collar from right side of stove (measured facing the stove) 14″ – 35.56 cm
Weight 580 lbs / 263.08 kg
Type of chimney 2100º F. – 650º C.
Flue 6″ – 15.24 cm
Minimum Chimney Height 12′ – 3.66 m
Maximum Log Length 19″ – 48.26 cm
Safety Certifications Canada: ULC-S-627.00
Standard Emissions Test Canada: CSA B 415.1-10
Warranty Limited lifetime

 

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