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Englander 1,200 sq. ft. Wood-Burning Stove
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Englander

1,200 sq. ft. Wood-Burning Stove

  • Freestanding design enables versatile placement options
  • Heats up to 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Choose between brass or nickel handle for custom look (included)
$649.00 /each

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Enjoy efficient, high-tech heating with this Englander Wood-Burning Stove, expertly crafted from solid steel. It burns logs up to 16 in. long and heats up to 1,200 sq. ft., perfect for smaller homes. The high-tech design ensures safe, clean burns, while the specially-designed convection channels allow you to use the room air blower for maximum heat transfer. A non-catalytic, refractory-lined firebox delivers efficient operation and clean burning with superior insulation to keep your stove at peak performance all season long.

  • Steel construction offers long-lasting durability
  • Burns logs up to 16 in. long for impressive warmth
  • Heats areas up to 1,200 sq. ft. to ensure a cozy and comfortable living space
  • Specially-designed convection channels allow you to use the room air blower for maximum heat transfer
  • Vented design ensures safe removal of impurities to keep indoor air clean
  • High-tech design ensures safe, clean and efficient burn times
  • Non-catalytic, refractory-lined firebox offers efficient operation and clean burning with superior insulation
  • Easy to install with a 6 in. top vent
  • European styling, cast iron and glass door with hidden hinges, air wash system and spiral handles provide a sleek, handsome appearance
  • Satin black finish with both brass and nickel handles included for a custom look
  • EPA and Washington state approved for clean burns
  • Room air blower included (over $100 value) to improve air circulation
  • Made in USA
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How do you clean it with no ash drawer?

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The product specs say no ash drawer is included. Doesn't that make it more difficult to keep it cleaned out?
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June 12, 2016
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I have the largest of the Englander. I have never used the clean out drawer. I use a small fireplace shovel. I have a small (12"x24") metal box next to my stove where I can slide the container under the front and shovel out the coals. Should there be any hot embers in the ash I don't have to worry about a fire. It has never been a problem for me in doing it this way.
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April 21, 2016
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When it is very cold and you must interrupt the heating to remove the ashes/coal in order to make room for firewood.
This stove has a teeny tiny firebox and no ash drawer... that is a big problem when one lives in a cold region. I've one mine for 2 winters and hate it. I am going to buy a larger one.
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You do have to scoop the ashes out with a small ash shovel. This could be a problem if you are using the stove as your primary heat source in winter and you want it to operate more or less constantly - you have to let the fire die down to clean the ash out, and be careful to store the ash in an ash bucket (the person who says they scoop them into a paper bag must not use the stove much as it can take a Read More
You do have to scoop the ashes out with a small ash shovel. This could be a problem if you are using the stove as your primary heat source in winter and you want it to operate more or less constantly - you have to let the fire die down to clean the ash out, and be careful to store the ash in an ash bucket (the person who says they scoop them into a paper bag must not use the stove much as it can take a full day for the last coals to die!). If you want to burn the stove continuously you might go for the Englander 1800 foot model which has an ash drawer and is (as of today) actually cheaper on home depot. Read Less
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Yes it is difficult. You have to dig the ashes out.
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Simply shovel out the ashes. Scoop ashes from front of stove to back. Pretty quick.
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I use the small shovel that goes with my fireplace utensils to scoop out ashes into a paper bag. It hasn't been a problem at all to keep it clean that way. This stove uses less wood to keep everything warm, so it doesn't build up quickly.
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Federal Tax Credit??

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Does this Stove qualify for the 25C energy efficient biomass tax credit?
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August 11, 2016
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The Home Depot answer is wrong. If you contact Englander directly they will provide you with the necessary federal tax credit certification.
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It's called a BIOMASS TAX CREDIT. A $300 dollar-for-dollar tax credit for purchasing a qualifying biomass stove.
http://www.hpba.org/government-affairs/TaxCredit2016ConsumerHandout.pdf
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February 5, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Fedge. This stove has a 63% burning efficiency and does not qualify for that tax credit. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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There's little draft. The baffles are loose and I think they're out of position. But the pic doesn't show how they go. ?

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The fire brick that lays on top of the "pipes" should be centered. However, there is an additional fire brick that is just about that is not visible. The above fire brick sits into two pieces of angle towards the front of the stove on a slight angel. This keeps the glass clean and puts the heat/draft towards the back of the box.you can make it easier to see by removing the brick on the "pipes" by pushing Read More
The fire brick that lays on top of the "pipes" should be centered. However, there is an additional fire brick that is just about that is not visible. The above fire brick sits into two pieces of angle towards the front of the stove on a slight angel. This keeps the glass clean and puts the heat/draft towards the back of the box.you can make it easier to see by removing the brick on the "pipes" by pushing it to the rear angry angling it through the middle. I hope this helps. Read Less
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If you are referring to the Baffles that sit on top of the bars that run from left to right, the baffles are set so that the seam between the baffles run from front to back. "There's little draft". The baffles being out of position should not cause the problem of little draft. You should be able to open the stove door with no smoke coming back out into the room. If it does not it might mean that there is Read More
If you are referring to the Baffles that sit on top of the bars that run from left to right, the baffles are set so that the seam between the baffles run from front to back. "There's little draft". The baffles being out of position should not cause the problem of little draft. You should be able to open the stove door with no smoke coming back out into the room. If it does not it might mean that there is an obstruction in the chimney or the house is too air tight. I had a stove that did that once and it turned out to be the chimney was full of creosote. I found that out because I had a chimney fire. I strongly recommend that you look inside your chimney. Read Less
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I recommend you call Englander and have them walk you through the proper placement of the baffles. That's what I did and they were very helpful on the phone. I agree with you the illustrations in the manual are not at all helpful in figuring out where the baffles go. And in my judgment the design of the brackets holding them could be more helpful in ensuring they stay in place.
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How much firewood?

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I purchased this wood stove. This question is for folks who have used it for a winter or more. I have a smallish well insulated ranch in NW Ohio and will heat about 1200 sq ft. I have usually kept the temp at around 60 degrees in the winter. I know the answer "depends" on how warm I want to keep the house, but how much firewood (ballpark) would you suggest I obtain. Currently cutting and stacking wood and not sure I will have enough, plus a regular cord of wood in 4' x 4' x 8' and the lengths I've cut of diameter (3-5") wood is understandably shorter to fit into the firebox. Any thoughts on this?
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That's a difficult question. Too many variables. Home sq. footage, how well the home is insulated, how many windows in home, what kind of wood your burning (different wood different BTU's), the efficiency of your wood stove, outside temp., wind speed, what temp. you want to keep your home. Remember, a wood fire is cooler at the beginning and towards the end of the burn cycle therefore a variance in BTU Read More
That's a difficult question. Too many variables. Home sq. footage, how well the home is insulated, how many windows in home, what kind of wood your burning (different wood different BTU's), the efficiency of your wood stove, outside temp., wind speed, what temp. you want to keep your home. Remember, a wood fire is cooler at the beginning and towards the end of the burn cycle therefore a variance in BTU output. Some days will be colder than others requiring a hotter fire. Last year I heated an 1800 sq. ft. home with approximately two cords of wood. This is in Minnesota when some days were only -20 degrees. I burn 18-20" oak wood. (all diameters). In short, it's anybody's guess? Read Less
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We use this stove as the main heating source of a 560 sq. ft. cabin located at 5184 ft. altitude. I use kindling wood to get it going, then add larger pieces for more heat. We generally use only one or two pieces at a time. This is a very efficient stove and we find we use way less wood than we'd planned because it definitely heats up the cabin with fewer pieces. Cutting the pieces shorter will be a Read More
We use this stove as the main heating source of a 560 sq. ft. cabin located at 5184 ft. altitude. I use kindling wood to get it going, then add larger pieces for more heat. We generally use only one or two pieces at a time. This is a very efficient stove and we find we use way less wood than we'd planned because it definitely heats up the cabin with fewer pieces. Cutting the pieces shorter will be a plus, but I find that often the kindling alone heats the cabin to a very comfortable level and we save on firewood costs. Hope that helped. Read Less
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October 23, 2015
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Hi
ZenPuppyLatte.
Thank you for your great question.
Judging from your picture, I would say that you barely have half as much as you need.
I had twice your amount of split cord wood and used nearly all of it to heat my living room during the winter in Southern California! Although I live in Orange County, my area gets down to the 20°s F range during the night time during the winter months. Granted my Read More
Hi
ZenPuppyLatte.
Thank you for your great question.
Judging from your picture, I would say that you barely have half as much as you need.
I had twice your amount of split cord wood and used nearly all of it to heat my living room during the winter in Southern California! Although I live in Orange County, my area gets down to the 20°s F range during the night time during the winter months. Granted my fireplace uses more wood than your wood stove would, but you are in an even colder environment!
Keep cutting and get some hardwoods to go along with your softer woods. I used to live in Northern Minnesota so I know how cold the area you are in can get.
Better to be over prepared than under prepared. Besides, the weather forecasters and the Farmer’s Almanac are at odds this year so who knows what we will get when it comes to the cold weather!
Be prepared! That has always been my moto. You only get hurt when you underestimate what Mother Nature can throw at you!!
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1,200 sq. ft. Wood-Burning Stove is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Englander 17 I am a first time wood stove user. I have had this stove for 2 weeks and I can tell you I have had nothing but good experiences so far. I will say this... I'm glad I got a smaller stove because the more I play with this stove I am realizing that you need to maintain a proper temp to maintain a proper burn. A larger stove...run at lower temp...just in case I would ever need the heat...WOULD NOT WORK! This stove is heating my 1800 sq ft main floor and is doing a killer job. TONS OF HEAT! The 3 break in periods was easily accomplished with a quality "stove thermometer" and now it's a full go. I bought a magnetic stove pipe thermometer and is not setup for the proper burn temp of the stove. Buy a quality "inferno magnet stove thermometer". Also this stove requires well seasoned hardwoods. Which is fantastic because to prevent creosote fires I understand you always want to burn well seasoned hardwoods. I will recommend this stove to as many people that ask. Quality, well built, easy to clean, large viewing glass, great secondary burn, absolutely no smoke exiting the stack at proper burn temperature and the most approved clearance to combustibles I have found! Not to mention if you buy by Dec 2016 a $300 dollar for dollar tax credit! A+ product......."SO FAR
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Okay, most of the reviews, at the top of the reviews at least, are from people who have only owne... Okay, most of the reviews, at the top of the reviews at least, are from people who have only owned the stove for a short time. I got mine in 2014 and am on my third heating season with it. It has exceeded expectations. When it is burning, my furnace does not kick on. The fan moves the warm air into about half of my 1300 sf house, and the rest of the house is only slightly cooler. It burns clean--I live in a wood-burning neighborhood, and it is easy to see who is using their stoves from the smoke coming from their chimneys. My stove, however, hardly shows any smoke at all. I had a few issues when it was delivered--a scratch on the paint, no nickel handle. The customer service was responsive, prompt, and a pleasure to deal with. For the money, I think you can hardly do better. Highly recommend. And that's based on 3 seasons of heating, not 2 months.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good little stove with one caveat This is our second winter with this stove. We bought it because we wanted a more clean-lined, modern looking stove that didn't cost a small fortune to fit our home design. This stove fit the bill and looks great (see photo) and is 1/5 to 1/10 the price of other 'modern' stoves. It is our primary heat source for a well-insulated 1800 sq ft home and works great, keeping the house toasty warm even down into single digit temps. A couple of things to keep in mind especially for the first time stove buyer: 1. This stove doesn't have an ash drawer. that means that you have to stop feeding it and let the fire die down to clear the ash using a small shovel. For us this has to be done every day in prime heating season when we're keeping the fire going all day. If you're wanting to keep the stove going continuously, you might want to look at Englander's 1800 sq ft model which has an ash drawer. As I write this it's on sale for less than the price of this stove. 2. Read the other reviews that talk about the correct placement of the baffles at the top of the stove. I don't think Englander did a great job designing the brackets for the top baffle and it's easy for it to slip out of place, interfering with correct airflow. In my judgment the manual doesn't do a good job of explaining it, i had to call Englander to get them to walk me through it. They were very knowledgeable and helpful when I called. All in all, a great stove for the money and a great look for a modern home.
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Our first season with this stove and we are not impressed. Hard to get started from cold, needs t... Our first season with this stove and we are not impressed. Hard to get started from cold, needs to be fed about every hour to maintain even heat, and really does not do more than heat one room. If you are planning to use this to lower your heating bill, this is not the stove you want. We have not seen any significant savings and we don't have to buy wood. If we had to buy wood, this stove would already be on Craigslist.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very small fair running stove The stove is very small, the firebox is shaped very shallow and it is hard to load. Ashes and coals fall out when the door is open, its hard to start, doesn't burn long, doesn't put out much heat... I have a small garage and it takes several hours to warm up. I am not happy with this little stove and wish I had never ordered it. I would only recommend for a well insulated 1room building.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek stove with high output I bought this stove in the Fall of 2016 and I'm very impressed with how much heat it produces for it's size. It also is very efficient and a medium load of wood in the burn chamber lasts for hours as long as you keep the door closed so it ignites the vapours and burns clean. Bottom line, I love it!
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stove! We bought this stove for our small cabin at 7,800 feet. Our cabin is only approx. 650 sq. ft., but has tall, cathedral ceiling. We installed ourselves and followed instructions for test burns. This stove works great! Heats our cabin up quickly, and continues to give out good heat as we allow the fire to burn down. The blower also works great. We are off-grid with solar power, but only need to use the blower for a few minutes just to distribute the heat throughout the cabin evenly. One fire in the morning and one in the evening is all we need to stay comfortable! Looks and works great! Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this new wood-stove!!! It is the perfect size for our kitchen and it heats the area perfe... We love this new wood-stove!!! It is the perfect size for our kitchen and it heats the area perfectly. The blower is an added bonus because it sends the heat evenly throughout the kitchen and into the adjoining areas of the house. The main reason we bought this wood-stove is it the perfect size for the area and we also have an Englander pellet stove. The Englander products have great service and quality built stoves at a great price. We installed the wood-stove two weeks ago and look forward to many years of warmth!!!
Date published: 2016-12-20
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