Cubic Mini Wood Stoves VS The Dwarf Tiny Wood Stoves: Which Is Best?!

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Which is better, the Cubic CUB and GRIZZLY Mini Wood Stoves VS the Dwarf Tiny Wood Stoves?

They are both very good wood stoves for heating spaces of 500 square feet or less, but they are different. The Cubic Mini Wood Stoves are cheaper, but they don’t have the range of features or as heavy-duty construction as the Dwarf stoves.

Here are our individual reviews of each of these stoves where we cover all their specs and features:

In this short post, I’ll just be comparing the two stoves in order to better understand the differences.

Dwarf Stove VS Cubic Mini Stove Price

Cubic Mini Wood Stove

  • Grizzly and CUB
  • Grizzly Output: 8,000-18,000 BTU; Area: up to 400 sq. ft.; Dimensions: 13” W x 15” H x 12” D
  • CUB Output: 6,000-14,000 BTU; Area: up to 200 sq. ft.; Dimensions: 11” W x 12” H x 10.5” D
Grizzly Mini Stove PriceCUB Wood Stove Price

Dwarf Mini Wood Stove

  • 3 stoves - 5kw, 4kw, 3kw
  • Output: 75,00 - 20,000 BTU (across all sizes); Area: for heating less than 300 sq. ft. - 500 sq. ft.
  • Dimensions: 17" H X 10.25"W X 8.5" D (3kw) - 22” H x 11” D x 14” W (5kw)
5kw Dwarf Stove PriceAll Dwarf Stoves Price

You can check through the links above for the absolute latest price details.

Here are the general price differences between the wood stoves offered by Tiny Wood Stoves and Cubic mini. Both companies sometimes run sales, but these are the regular prices.

  • Cubic CUB (2.3 – 5.2kw) – $599.99
  • Cubic GRIZZLY (1.75 – 4.1kw) – $699.99
  • The Dwarf 3kw Lite – $625.00
  • Dwarf 3kw – $795.00
  • Dwarf 4kw – $895.00
  • And Dwarf 5kw – $995.00

You can see that the Dwarf stoves are more expensive when compared to the Cubic Mini with similar output, but there are good reasons for this.

The Dwarf stoves aren’t more expensive just for the sake of being more expensive, they are “better”. That doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for everyone, but just that they are a more robust wood stove with more features.

Here are the reasons why you’ll need to pay a bit more for a Dwarf Stove.

The Differences Between Cubic Mini And Dwarf Stove

What’s the difference between these two stoves?

The biggest difference between the Cubic Minis and Dwarf lineup is that the Cubics have only half the steel thickness of the Dwarfs.

The Cubic Minis are a lot lighter because they only have half the steel thickness. For example, the Dwarf 3kw stove weighs 75 lbs (or the Dwarf Lite is 55 lbs), while the comparable CUB weighs only 25 lbs.

If weight was a very important factor for you (and it is for some), the Cubic stoves could be the better choice. However, overall the Dwarf stoves are much more robust, can be used for full-time heating, and will perform a lot better.

Other differences include:

  Dwarf Stove Cubic Mini Stove
Output  7,500 – 20,000 BTU 6,000 – 18,000
Weight 55 – 150 lbs 25 – 39 lbs
Fuel Wood and coal Wood
Air Wash Yes No
Riddling Grate Yes No
Rear Vent Yes No
Ash Pan Yes No

(figures across all sizes)

An important requirement for many people looking for an RV wood stove is that they can cook on it as well.

Another huge benefit of the Dwarf stoves is that there is the option to vent it out the rear, rather than through the top. While this means it will take up a bit more space, it will give you a much larger cooking area – the entire top of the stove.

The Cub and Grizzly can only be vented through the top, leaving a limited amount of space for cooking remaining.

The riddling grate is another important feature, especially in mini and tiny wood stoves. This lets coal or wood ash to fall through into the ash pan for emptying and allows for a cleaner more efficient fire.

Cubic Mini Wood Stove Vs Dwarf Stove

The Cubic Mini vs Dwarf Tiny Wood Stove?

In my opinion, the Dwarf stove is the better option all around.

It will perform better, be a lot easier to use, and likely last for many more years. Plus, you can use it full-time in cold climates without any issues.

The Cubic Mini is still a great stove, especially for those wanting a cheaper and lighter burner. It’s just not quite as good, and that’s reflected in the price.

Lastly, for those in the UK, check out the Pipsqueak wood burning stove – again, it’s not as good as the Dwarf, but it’s still good!

Let us know if you have any comments down below.


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1 thought on “Cubic Mini Wood Stoves VS The Dwarf Tiny Wood Stoves: Which Is Best?!”

  1. Helpful comparison thank you. I was leaning towards the Grizzly Cubic Mini because it’s cheaper, but am now impressed by the extra features on the Dwarf wood stove. Will see if I can stretch my budget for one of those models!


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