Blowers Are Too Loud
This stove will do everything it says and then some. We burn wood pellets mixed with corn; 65 to 35 ratio, and that's it. Our total utility bill in the winter being total electric and using this stove is less than 225.00 per month on 1800 sq. ft. home. In the chilly Midwest winters of late, it is less than half of others around me. I have tried rice and soy beans. Rice burns fast but hot, soybeans are even hotter but are very oily. Use a good hardwood pellet that contains no pine wood with clean dry corn and you will have a lot of heat on the lower settings. You can control the room fan, the firebox fan, feed rate of fuel, and the rate that the firebox agitator turns, seperately. I can get a blue flame about 2 to 2 1/2 inches above the agitator! Yet it is cool to the touch every where but the glass & door,the flue pipe is on the warmer side but does not burn unless you hang on to it past all reason, so it is very safe around pets and most children knowing what hot is and what it will do.
I can't begin to say enough about the agitator. If you don't have one trying to burn grains in any amount, you WILL have a clinker to remove at least daily, depending on the rate of fuel feed. You only need to clean a US Stove with the above fuel mix once a week, takes less than 5 minutes to do it too. The more grain you use the more often you will need to clean. If you are thinking of a pellet/grain stove, then look no further. There have been ZERO problems in the 3 years we have owned this stove. We have owned other pellet stoves and either sell them or leave them behind in the house we just sold. Every one that knows we have a US Stove Multi Fuel Stove comes to check it out and so far 3 more have been sold!