Difference between a wood burning and multi-fuel stove?
A wood burning stove is specifically designated to burn wood only. Multi-fuel means the stove can burn coal/smokeless fuels as well as wood.
In some instances, multi-fuel kits can be an accessory for a wood-only stove so that it can burn multi-fuels although this does reduce the log space available. Over 75% of people who buy a multi-fuel stove end up only burning wood.
Should I buy a wood or multi-fuel stove?
Wood burning stoves are often referred to as appliances that burn wood, coal & smokeless fuels. However, the correct term means that the stove appliance is made to specifically burn wood and nothing else. Wood-only stoves are good because wood is a renewable resource.