Rated 4 out of 5Â by 46
Rated 5 out of 5Â by STWILLY Great Pellet Stove
I know 5 other people with this stove. I've heard nothing but positive reviews from them. The price of LP is ridiculous so I got one. Very easy to hookup where the LP stove was. I'm estimating a savings of 2k a year!
October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by LTReview OK Stove
I've had numerous wood stoves but it's my first pellet stove. I only needed supplemental heat for my basement and this was one of the smaller stoves that I could find. Documentation is not great but I was able to properly install it. Pay attention to where you install the stove. If in a basement you'll need a larger combustion air pipe (and you'll have to make an adapter to fit the bigger pipe) and probably more flue pipe than what comes with it. I've used the stove several times for 3-4 hour periods. The NOISE is VERY annoying; there's a motor that whines and it's bad if you're in the same room with it. Also, the automatic igniter does not always start the pellets burning and I can't see any reason why. It will start manually, but be prepared for smoke in the room while it starts.
The stove will not hold a 40 lb. bag of pellets, but accepts about 2/3 of a bag. I urge you to study about the pellet quality as this will affect both the heating and ash levels. Use a high quality pellet and save yourself poor performance.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by td50 excellent stove
stove arrived in excellent shape, and had no dings at all. instruction manual was clear and easy to understand. installation went smoothly and it took less than 2 hours to set stove and run exhaust vent. stove has worked flawlessly so far. I clean the insides before I light it each time as I am not sure yet how much ash affects the burn. I run the pellets at lowest speed (1) and it maintains a constant 74 in the area I need heated (1400sqft)
November 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GMAN157 Very mediocre stove...
This is a very mediocre pellet stove. It is a pretty good looking stove, and the price is certainly attractive, but that is where the pros end.
This stove is quite noisy with a constant whirling sound like a jet engine idling. It is not so loud you canât talk over it, but it is a constant that is always there. The amount of heat this stove actually blows out on the lower settings is really disappointing and nothing spectacular on the higher settings. It has taken adding additional fans to move the heat any distance. The settings or adjustments on this stove are few, you can move a cover over the hopper to reduce the number of pellets it takes in, a low fuel feed adjustment, a low burn air adjustment, and that is it. No mention of making adjustments in the manual.
When I first set up my stove it was going through a bag and a half of pellets per day on the LOWEST possible setting. Adjusting the cover over the auger and reducing the fuel feed and low air burn did reduce that by about 1/3, but it also reduced significantly the amount of heat it produced. So I am expecting this stove to go through two bags of pellets per day when it gets colder and not the bag and a half that better stoves will do.
One huge con for this stove is the hopper itself, both in design and size. It will not hold a full 40lb bag of pellets, so that claim in the advertising is inaccurate. The hopper is also not steep enough and the pellets will hang on the sides causing the stove to shut down for low fuel when there is still plenty in it. This is one of the most frustrating aspects of this stove and reason enough not to buy it.
When my stove was purchased it did not come with the outside air kit it is advertised to include. The company did send me a replacement which took a week to arrive. That was one of now two times I have called Englander for support, the other being for help trying to reduce the stoves tenacity for daily pellet consumption. Both times I waited for over an hour to speak to an actual person, and their support line is only M-F from 8AM to 5PM EST so you better hope you only need to call when it is convenient for them.
I am using the premium brand of pellets sold by Home Depot, but I have tried other brands and found one major difference. The Home Depot pellets donât average the Â¾ inch size every other brand I tried did. In fact the Home Depot pellets look as if they could be the rejects after filling other bags with the Â¾ average size pellets as they are quite small and that does seem to affect the heat output and burn rate.
The daily and weekly maintenance on this stove is quick, easy, and you should make it part of your routine. Going from a wood stove to pellets has been a welcome change. No lugging wood, although the Home Depot delivery of pellets which I paid extra for came with a driver that did not bring a pallet jack so I had to rent one to move the pellets out of my driveway. This will be the only season this stove sees in my house as I will move to better quality next year.
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by donny it does what it is designed to do, keeps you warm, cheaply
i had to call support because at lowest setting, it would melt you. the tech had me lower the factory feed factory preset rate from 5, down to 2. this is a factory setting that we modified. the change does not affect the normal settings the buyer uses. this slowed down the rate of the pellets. at this setting, i get several more hours of heat for 1 bag. i bought a hopper on ebay that fits right on. now i can hold 1 -1/2 more bags, or 100 pounds of fuel total. now i can go 2 plus days without thinking about it. my cost from home bepot at the time was $995, the hard woot pell that that they sell burns grea. i have no complaints
November 23, 2012