Locate StoneGard Thermometer on top of your soapstone stove – in the center of the top stone.
Soapstone stoves are engineered so that their ideal operating surface temperatures are less hot than steel or cast-iron. Sustained temperatures in excess of 600°F will cause stones to crack and may damage stove components.
Note: StoneGard Thermometer will not register changes in temperature quickly due to the thickness and heat retention of soapstone
General guidelines for best performance:
Not every woodstove thermometer is manufactured by the Condar Company. Acquire a genuine Condar thermometer and compare. The bimetallic coil is bigger and better. It is calibrated accurately. And made in Columbus, North Carolina USA with high standards of quality.
"I do like the Stonegard, particularly the four demarcations of “too cool” up to “too hot”. I know that with my stove; once burning and checking the temperatures inside the baking compartment and on top of the stove,… it will be easier to tell a visitor or house-sitter how to gauge the fire with the help of the Stonegard Thermometer".