You need to hydrate the indoor air of your home when you heat with wood. Fancy decorative steaming pots, kettles, etc. are pricey ranging from $50 to $100 dollars new. And I've been told that you shouldn't use the hot water because such devices are not food safe.
While browsing a thrift store recently, I purchased an oval enameled roasting pan (minus it's lid) for $1.50. It does a wonderful job of steaming and humidifying our air. Adding a teaspoon of white vinegar along with water when filling it up keeps mineral deposits from forming on the inside of the pot ... and doesn't in the least give off an odor.
You know, there's got to be 101 uses for wood stove heat:
- clothes drying rack placed near stove when weather is too damp to hang outside
- toasting bread ~ place a piece of foil on top of stove, lay bread on top to toast
- warming up the dinner plates
- drying shoes and gloves by setting near the stove
- yogurt and buttermilk set up perfectly when placed near the stove
- emergency cooking
- ambiance light
- heating up your coffee
- using ash in the garden and compost pile
- using the stove top for dehydrating my sprouted wheat when the fire is med-low
- hot water for dishes