Works Pretty Well Overall
Our house is a Cape Cod style, about 2500 square feet. This stove works pretty well for us, but I kind of wish now I’d have paid more and gotten a larger, more efficient model. Things I like about it: The heat just pours out of it! So, no complaints on that score. I really like the air wash feature on the glass—works great. The stove burns for about six hours at a shot, which seems reasonable to me. Things I’m not so happy about: This model requires more space in front of it (26 inches) than do most other models (18 inches). So be aware of that as you decide where you’re going to install it. You won’t pass code inspection if you don’t do it right. So that’s for in front of the stove; behind the stove, they say you can have it about 11 inches from the wall. I did that, but, boy, does that wall get hot! I can’t even lay a hand on it when the stove is cranked up. So you may want to allow more than 11 inches of clearance behind the unit. Hardware on the door (hinges and latch) doesn’t seem to be the greatest quality. Inside the stove at the top is a fire board. Be careful, it’s fragile and can be cracked easily! (Yes, this happened to ours.) Things I would change about it if I could: I wish the damper rod worked left/right rather than in a “pull” fashion. I wish I could vary the fan’s speed more easily. I wish the blower wasn’t so loud.