First of all, my solar system can easily cope with crock pots, an electric kettle and even the toaster oven. Secondly, my wood stove is very easy to use. I do my pan frying on it, and onions brown deliciously on the slower, more variable heat. It also has an oven attachment. Third, I have a Sun Oven which can function as oven, slow cooker, steamer and dehydrator, and I have a small cooking cube for outdoor fire cooking. Last night's dinner was a wood stove stir fry. This morning I made instant quinoa flakes with the kettle, and lunch was heated in the Sun Oven.
Cooking takes more planning head than in the instant gratification world of a conventional kitchen, but that's a positive. I am more intentional and find I am eating better as a result. I'll write more about my love affair with my Kimberly stove next time.