Multifuel Stoves Overview. Where wood-burning stoves can only be used to burn wood, multi fuel stoves are much more versatile, and can be used to burn wood, coal, anthracite and briquette, giving you greater freedom over the types of fuel you use. Multi fuel stoves are specially designed to be adaptable, providing a supply of air both above and below the fire, ensuring each fuel burns as efficiently as possible. Multi fuel stoves come in a wide range of sizes and attractive styles, with models to suit both contemporary and traditional design schemes. Look out for DEFRA exempt or DEFRA approved stoves if you want to burn wood in your stove in a Smoke Control Area.