Stove Story +

This penguin is the love child of the Penguin 7 and the Hungry Penguin. So it has the Penguin 7 fire box with an oven inspired by the very popular Hungry Penguin. We then added an integral plinth for log storage and convector panels.

What doesn’t it have? It gives you heat, it gives you food, it gives you hot drinks, it has somewhere to store your logs and it’s got a glorious big window to watch your fire burning. When the world disappoints you, it will be waiting for you at home. This penguin will work for it’s living: it can multi task, it’s strong, it’s hot, it’s got muscle and it cooks. If you love this penguin it will love you back.

The Seventy Ate (78) has an integral plinth. There is a version available without the plinth, called the Seventy Ate shorty. The height difference can be seen in the plans.

The name came from two places. It was based on the penguin 7 firebox but the stove itself is bigger, so the “seven” became “seventy” then we realised how similar “eight” and “ate” sound, what could be more apt for a stove that cooks your dinner? Did the name inspire the stove or the stove inspire the name…

The Prices +

Penguin 78 standard (integral plinth)£3,410.00
Penguin 78 shorty (no plinth) £3,200.00
Penguin Black (standard) FREE
Seal Grey/Storm Blue/Charred Red/Evergreen£125.00
Polar Bear Belly£140.00
All Prices shown are RRP and include Vat
Factory fitted smoke control kit is included



Whats More +


This stove is one of our convector stoves. These stoves are often chosen for their appearance and large top plate, which offers a wider surface for placing a kettle on. We love that you love them, as much as we do!

However convector panels are designed for a specific purpose, they cause heat to move in a different way, making these stove particularly effective for heating large, well insulated rooms.
As hot air created by heat from the stove's bodywork expands, it becomes lighter than the air outside the stove and rises up inside the convector panels, exiting from the top of the panels. This is replaced by cooler heavier air drawn in at the bottom of the panels, which is in turn heated.

The warmer, lighter air will fill the room while the colder, heavier air being drawn in at the bottom of the stove will create a continuous heat cycle, which gently moves air around the room.

There is a version of the 78 available without the log plinth, called the 78 shorty.

Penguin Facts +

The “78” is a 7kW (wood only) convector stove with an oven box on the top and an integral plinth underneath. There are convection panels on both sides.

There is a model available without the plinth: the “78 Shorty”.


Both versions of the “78” offer a generous top surface, which will fit a kettle and saucepan on. The whole top surface can be used to cook on.

It comes with one oven shelf which can be placed in two positions: either on the oven bottom or on the mid-height shelf runner. An additional shelf is available as an optional extra if required. The oven box reaches temperatures similar to a domestic oven. The temperature is regulated by controlling the fire. See our recipe page if you want some inspiration


There is an optional stainless steel top plate, which can be used to protect the surface. This sits on top of the stove and has a U shaped cut out for the flue. Alternatively you can request one without the cut out if you plan to rear flue your stove, (please request this option at the point of order).

There is also a steel corner top plate option, called a “triongl”, a perfect size for a single kettle or pan to sit on, available in our online shop.

There is a small rectangular vent at the rear of the oven box to let cooking smells escape.


Colour Options +

See stove colours for more detail.

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The Tech Details +

Nominal output 7.2 kW
Efficiency75.4 %
Seventy Ate "78"
Width 649 mmDepth 405 mmHeight 1115 mm
Seventy Ate "78" Shorty
Width 649 mmDepth 405 mmHeight 906 mm
Internal oven dimensions (for BOTH stoves)
Width 440mmDepth 215mmHeight 200mm
(excluding shelf and 50mm slope at top rear of oven for flueway)
Optional extra oven shelf available (one as standard)yes
Colours availableyes
Optional Direct Air Kityes (retrofittable)
"78"- Integral plinthyes
"78 Shorty" Integral plinthno
Approved for use in smoke control zonesyes
Log length × diameterlength 450 mmdiam 100mm
Flue collar diameter127mm
Flue size requiredmin. 125mm
Ecodesign measures
Particulates @ 13% O240 mg/m³
CO content @13% O20.11 %
NOx mg/m³116 mg/m³
CxHy mg /m³82mg/m³
Top Exitstandard
Rear Exitswap flue collar & blanking
option for rear flue can be factory fitted if selected at point of order
Distance to combustibles *+
side 300mmrear 300mmabove 550mm
Distance to combustibles with insulated flue fitted to stove top *
side 300mmrear 300mmabove 550mm
Distance to non combustibles
side 100mmrear 50mmabove 150mm
Hearth type12mm
* these are the minimum distances, be aware that there are other considerations eg. access for sweeping, height of kettle etc
+ if single wall ie. non insulated flue is used then the distance to combustibles at the rear is equal to 3 x flue diameter

The Plans +

Stove Manual PDF Download

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