Rated 4 out of 5Â by 3
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Old1 Great value
After 4 winters I love this little stove. We have had -20 temps in a 1296 sq ft home and it has kept it warm. It was about at its limit when -20 though. I have 3 wood stoves and this is by far the easiest to light. The deep firebox allows me to fill it up with as much wood as I can stuff and it will burn for about 7-8 hours and keep on heating for another 2 or so. It is the most responsive wood stove I have used. Open the damper and it heats quickly, while closing it will allow for a slow burn with very little creosote buildup. It is fairly efficient and using a thermometer on the stove pipe allows us to keep a good heating fire without having it all go up the flue.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by goodstove Great Stove
Purchased this stove because the old one was not UL listed and the insurance company would not insure it. I am Soooo glad we chose this stove. I have not once in a month had to start a fire from scratch, even when we came home from work and it had been 11 1/2 hours since we had stoked it! There were still nice hot coals in the back. We just stoke it, and turn the dampener down to where it is only 1/4 open, and let it go while we are at work. We live in Michigan and the temps have reached neg 4 already a few nights, we only heat with wood and have done ok so far. I think it would be warmer in the house if we insulated the floor and closed off the open loft, but thats not the stoves fault! Please use caution when loading this stove, there is an excessive amount of heat when the door is opened. We use fire fighting gloves when we are stoking it. Alos, follow the instructions in the manual for stoking it, if you don't have proper airflow around the wood, it will only burn in the front. The window also stays clean! The only drawback is the fan, we run solar for electricity and the fan uses too much power.
December 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Martin Cheaply made, parts started breaking off within a year, not a good value
I have used this stove for about 4 years. First the reburn tubes going across the top of the burn chamber started breaking off when loading firewood. The break off very easily, I think the welds are weak. There are still two that haven't broken, but the other 6 or so have broken off and are now sitting in my shed. Also the fiberglass panel that directs the combustion gasses around the firebox also fell apart and broke off after about a year. The stove still is functional without these broken parts but now it is more like a traditional wood stove where the combustion gasses go straight up the flue. All the features that increased the efficiency by reburning combustion gasses have broken off. Also the door seal has come off twice and I needed to reglue it with stove cement. I bought this stove because it was the cheapest stove I could find in this shape and I guess I learned a lesson about price and quality. Last year, for a different house, I bought a higher quality cast iron stove from denmark for only a few hundred bucks more and I couldn't be happier with that one. I would definitely recommend paying a little more and getting a higher quality stove.
March 14, 2014