Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Phil Best Purchase Ever
Bought my Englander in 2011 and it has more than paid for itself.....With oil so high we use our stove all winter and cut our oil consumption in half.....We are very pleased with the unit and support we get from the company....It is easier to repair then the more expensive ones on the market....The best part is they send you a cd to show you how to repair everything....I have only replaced the starter since I have bought the stove and it was easy......
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Fogger Great Product
I was so happy with my other smaller Englander stove I decided this year I would be heating my cold cellar area with this stove. I am extremely happy with the heat output, the ease of cleaning, and the speed of which I recieve parts when and if I need them through their web site. One thing I failed to consider when ordering this stove was the height off the ground I would have to set this stove to allow the proper exhaust and intake through the wall. Thank goodness I only have a block foundation. I may have to consider swapping these 2 stoves around come spring or summer. 2 feet off the floor doesn't really work for me. Let me be clear this was all my bad. After being told by my co-workers that these stoves are "cheap" and you can't get parts etc. I have seen just the opposite. After running the smaller stove for nearly 5yrs. straight full out I finally put some parts into it this year. Very, very happy with both.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by iJustWannaHelp Paid for itself 1st year.
I bought this stove 2 yrs ago. It paid for itself in the 1st year!!! (I had very high heating bills for my very old house)
This stove does put out sufficient heat. Don't be a fool... It is not silent!!!
As with any pellet stove, it does make noise because of the blowers. However, I have it in the same room as my TV and I can hear my programs just fine.
It does have a large ash pan. That was a selling point for me as I didn't want to have to empty it daily. Other stoves had a very small ash pan (about 1-2 cups capacity).
Another selling point, a 3 bag pellet hopper!!! WOW! Depending you your heat setting, this can last an entire day!
*I had a squeak last year when the auger would turn to feed pellets to the burn pot. I t drove me crazy! I took the whole thing apart and I couldn't find any flaws in the auger. It turned out to be a pellet that got caught between the auger and the auger tube. I figure that this could have happen with any pellet stove. It hasn't happened again since then.
--- My Cleaning Schedule ---
On an average setting of "6" I do have to perform a:
-Light cleaning about every 3 days. (empty ash pan, brush-n-vac burn chamber and heat exchange [About 20-30min.])
-Deep cleaning once a week. (light cleaning + behind exhaust cleanout doors [About 30-45min.])
-Complete system cleaning every 5-6 months. Although you could probably wait and do this at the end of the heating season. (All the above + chimney pipe, exhaust blower, vacuum pellet dust/fines from hopper [About 1 hour.])
**( If you have a dusty house like mine... keep an eye on the room air blower. The 'squirrel cage' fins get clogged with dust and make the blower not work as well. Just use an old tooth brush to clean the fins and you will see a major improvement in air flow! )
I know this sounds like a lot of work...but these are tasks that come with buying/using a pellet stove. AND the savings of using Pellet heating vs Oil heating is worth it!!!
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Trav Awesome Pellet Stove
This is a awesome pellet stove. Great price and good quality. I have owned this stove for 4 years now ans still running strong. During the winter months my pellet stove runs 24/7. It is the main heat in my house due to my house heater is electric. This pellet stove has no problem keeping my house warm even when it is 10 below zero and my house is 1,500sq feet and if I turn it up to 3/4 or all the way it will heat my house way hotter than I can stand up to 90 deg F. I don't have to clean it out for two weeks and that is running it 24/7. It burns clean as long as you don't use Greentree brand pellets. It burns the Home Depot Heats brand really good. I would recommed this pellet stove.
December 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 A bit disappointing
I really had high hopes for this pellet stove, which replaces the Whitfield I had for 17 years. I chose this one because of price and the 6 month interest free credit card. The good points are price,ease of cleaning, very nice and helpful technical assistance (though very difficult to get through), it holds 3 bags of pellets and it's not a bad looking stove. The bad points are that it doesn't put out an enormous amount of heat, it MUST be cleaned every 24 hours (it produces a large amount of ash) and the auger has a squeak that keeps coming back, even after doing what technical assistance recommended.
January 9, 2011