About Us

For hundreds of years, tile and stucco stoves or Kachelofens have been heating the castles of Kings and peasants alike. Elegant handmade tiles adorn Kachelofens in castles of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Russia, and many other countries. As practical as they are beautiful, people have used Kachelofens to heat the house and keep things warm and dry. Peasants would build beds over their Kachelofens to stay warm on cold nights. They would also create special racks to dry towels, coats, hats and gloves.

In 1891, Mark Twain wrote about Kachelofens in his book "Europe and Elsewhere". As he traveled around Europe, he admired the efficiency and warmth they produced. He said: “One firing is enough for the day; the cost is next to nothing; the heat produced is the same all day, instead of too hot and too cold by turns. All day long and until past midnight, all parts of the room will be delightfully warm and comfortable, and there will be no headaches and no sense of closeness or oppression...his whole day is a realized dream of bodily comfort.".

Over the years more efficient designs were developed. Striving for maximum efficiency still drives the design of the Biofire today. Modern Biofire Kachelofens high combustion efficiency means that almost all of the energy created from a fire in a Biofire Kachelofens turns into heat for your home.

Biofire is an old European company, built on integrity and quality. For over 25 years, we have been helping to bring the beauty and wonderful warmth of the Original Biofire Kachelofens into American homes. Biofire Kachelofens give you superior warmth and comfort for many years to come. Call us today and let us design one for you. You'll be glad you did.

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