Got a peanut 3 tall with rear flue and cooktop--for my new, small 1/1 house. It's wonderful, and for its size has a huge window to enjoy the blaze.
I had been used to slow cooking with a cast iron dutch oven, pannini warmer ( to make toast, heat sausage rolls or hot cheese sandwiches), or potato baker atop on my old Villager Kitchener (no longer made) at my cabin at the family farm, so getting the steel cook-top on the Peanut 3 was a no-brainer; it makes the clean-up so much easier -- I don't have to repaint the top because of the inevitable drips and spills.
I have a mid-century modern brushed steel percolator coffee pot that I use as a kettle, and sometimes make coffee in. It looks elegant atop the Peanut, and because I got the back flue option, I have adequate room for a pot or two to cook lunch or dinner as well.
Hint for cooking atop a wood-burner: when you light your fire early in the morning (6am for me) put your potato baker or covered dutch oven on at the same time.
By 12 or 1pm it will be ready.
You can steam vegetables other than potatoes in a lidded pot or cast-iron potato baker, too. There are "cooking on a wood burner" cook books. The trick is to consider that everything you cook on a wood burner will take at least twice as long as on your kitchen cooker. But it usually won't overcook. And-- it's free heat, which I find more entertaining than cooking in the kitchen. Be sure to have pot holders (or a leather glove) and a trivet or two to set a hot lid on the hearth when you are stirring the pot.
Before I had it installed, I spray-painted my new wood burner with mauve stove spray paint to match my living room decor. More people should use coloured stove paint to harmonise the stove with their room; changing stove colour is easy, just mask the glass, walls, etc well, and ventilate the room well when painting. Above all, follow the directions on the can.
My cat adores the new Peanut 3, , and is happy that I have put a small piece of carpet in front of the wood burner where he can curl up and be warm. I can easily slide it out of the way when I open the door to stoke the fire, and replace it afterward. The Peanut 3 is emphatically *CAT APPROVED*!