How do I heat up a stove with soapstone for the first time?

A soapstone must be made accustomed to the high temperatures to which it can be exposed in the wood-burning stove. We therefore recommend the following procedure:

The process includes three heat-up and cool-down periods. The temperature rises with each firing, by which the soapstone dries more and more, and its tension is thereby released. If the stone is heated up too quickly from the beginning, it may crack or break.

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