It is not possible always to build kitchen in the south east direction. In such situations, the position of the kitchen should be in the north western side and the stove should be placed in the south eastern corner. The person who does the cooking should face in the eastern direction. The north eastern corner is not good for building a kitchen according to vastu shastra. This may result in loss of property, economic distress and difficulties for children. Cooking while facing the northern side may bring prosperity and mental peace to the family while cooking facing the south may bring misery to the family.
In earlier times, stoves used to be made of stones where cooking was done with fire wood. By the passage of time, the scarcity of fire wood lead to gas and electric stoves. Also fire wood results in loss of huge amount of energy. Still fire wood stoves are found in many kitchens. The fire wood stoves without smoke is very useful. Since electric stoves consume a lot of electricity, now a days the best option is the gas stove. We have to be careful while using gas stove since it may invite danger if left open. We should off the stove after cooking.