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Harman P68
Review and ratings contributed by Ms. Cory Willets Haigh Phillips cawh55@gmail.com on Jul 28, 2018

I am a Female... now 63 yrs old. I have owned, operated & maintained my 1999 P60 (60K BTUs w/ MANUAL ignition) pellet stove -EVERY Year since 2001 -BY Myself!!! I Bought it for $2400. This P60 is soooo reliable!!! I LOVE Harman's QUALITY!!! I live alone in N.NH. I need a RELIABLE source of ...

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New Michigan Woody Biomass Harvesting Guide
Review and ratings contributed by the milkman on Jul 08, 2018

american energy customer service stinks . any part that breaks down. a fairly new part. is the customers fault and they give a hard time about replacing expensive parts . they rarely answer the phone i would not buy anything from them there a big rip off..

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Jotul F 100 Nordic QT
Review and ratings contributed by Doubtlessclaims on Jun 24, 2018

Heater 'professionally' installed in May 2018 in Perth Western Australia This is a terrible heater, our biggest regret is not researching this more intensely. It emits constant smoke, which our supplier assures us it's just the paint curing (we are now in week 4 of constant heavy use and i can tell ...

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Harman XXV
Review and ratings contributed by Dennis on Jun 17, 2018

Had this stove for almost 8 years. I hear my house with it in Ct all winter long. The main issue I did wrong with it originally was to turn the sensitivity all the way up. This caused the secondary fans to come on very quickly, increasing the noise and using more pellets. Once I dialed it down, the ...

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Quadra-Fire 4300 Millennium
Review and ratings contributed by Brad on May 28, 2018

Bought the step 4300 in 1999. Start it in October and let it go out in March. We use this the supplement the heat on a 2000 SQ. Foot split level house in Minnesota. This will roast us out of the house if we use one year dried oak on a ten degree day. We have to mix the wood and starve it for ...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Review and ratings contributed by Pissed off Al on May 17, 2018

Retards giving this a thumbs down. I got one for a real good price then after i bought it, read reviews and was so disappointed. Got it home and lit it up and am so happy. Get a good bed of coals going and this thing rocks. You may have to keep door open 1/16 of an inch for a bit but ignore the ...

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Blaze King King Classic KEJ 1107
Review and ratings contributed by Happy camper on May 01, 2018

Add a Blaze King King stove since 2006 the sing Burns Excellent Heats well one time I got 42 hours out of one load on believable

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Quadra-Fire 4300 Millennium
Review and ratings contributed by skygazer on Apr 10, 2018

I've burned wood for over 6 decades. It is a skill, not a given. You buy the stove, but must develop the skill, it's on you!... These negative reviews, I'm sure they are doing something wrong. Yes, you can overfire a stove in a heartbeat. Burn time depends on wood size, moisture, and quality. My ...

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Lopi Endeavor
Review and ratings contributed by Garry Jones on Mar 25, 2018

Bought the stove in 2003 and the blower went after 2 years well after 400.00 for new blower and 5 years later second blower is going bad any hints on how to extend the use of blower

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Michael Kent on Mar 19, 2018

My second round of having to replace piece 1 and 2, also piece 7 which holds piece 2 in. Made of metal. We were told this was an efficient stove (it is), and that other than normal door and top insulation, this is a long lasting stove. This is a very money starved pit. always having to replace ...

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Jotul F500 Oslo
Review and ratings contributed by Confused ron on Mar 11, 2018

Basically this stove sucks. Growing up with coal and wood stoves, heating with various cheap to moderate priced stoves for 40 years, I decided to get a high priced efficiency stove. Man was it ever a high priced mistake. Regardless of how big of a fire is burning, it goes through as much wood as ...

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Breckwell P2000FS
Review and ratings contributed by WAMmacp on Feb 20, 2018

I have been using this stove since 2003. Once I figured out how to use it, it has worked great. Not a mechanical problem in the first 13 years. Had to replace convection blower 2years ago and the auger motor this year. Can't complain after 15 years!! Love it!

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by StuckinNJ on Feb 18, 2018

It’s pretty. It heats well. It ends there. This thing is a $3000+ POS!!!! The combuster assembly in rear burned out every year and needed replacing. The company was great until year 7 then they wanted to bill me for parts. It costs more in annual replacement parts than it would to heat my home w ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Small 2460
Review and ratings contributed by Robert holcombe on Feb 17, 2018

Very pleased. It came with the house. The roof had a bad leak while it was on the market for 3 years. The stove had significant rust and I removed a lot of metal due to scaling. With that said I used it all winter for primary heat. And I got it HOT many nights. I'm completely satisfied. I expect it ...

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Kuma Oil Classic
Review and ratings contributed by Jody on Feb 17, 2018

I too have woken up in the morning freezing and had to use a rag and strain oil into bottle or turkey baster, I have cursed my stove for yrs until i got a monitor type with no problems, I am writing this because I have to go clean my moms stove now because it is doing the same thing, very messy and ...

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Lopi Leyden
Review and ratings contributed by Jennifer on Feb 04, 2018

I have the Avalon Arbor version of this stove that I bought in 2009. It is beautiful, burns well, and burns efficiently. But constant maintenance. Have to replace the combustor every other season, which is a $400, six hour project. If you want an efficient stove, you're dealing with a ...

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Regency F1100 Classic
Review and ratings contributed by Okhons on Jan 29, 2018

I purchased this stove from a local company in San Antonio because they were one of the few business that would install the stove. I needed someone who knew what they were doing when cutting into my roof. I only have a heating element furnace and winter months can be very expensive. This is a very ...

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Jotul F500 Oslo
Review and ratings contributed by Jackson R on Jan 25, 2018

I have been using this stove since 2006 and it has been my best stove since burning for the last 38 years. One way I get longer burning hours is to remove the grate and I build my fires on a 2" bed of ash. This adds a few more hours of use and I keep the stove around 400 degrees. I average ...

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Avalon Pendleton
Review and ratings contributed by Ren Ching on Jan 20, 2018

I don't hae much to compare too since this is the only wood burning appliance I've lived with long term. That said, it has provided excellent heat to my small drafty 100+ year old brick row house in Washington DC. it definitely works best with dense, seasoned wood like oak, cherry, etc. It has ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by Lab Lover on Jan 10, 2018

Bought this AE in early 2017. Full use started in November, 8 months later. "Dealer" is a one-man shop; service response from him is HORRIBLE. Worse. Called Quadra Fire direct and complained about their dealer's lack of service, stove quit working completely after thermostat started ...

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Napoleon Franco Belge Normandie
Review and ratings contributed by Joe K. on Jan 08, 2018

Please provide replacement parts website for this stove!

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Lopi Republic 1250
Review and ratings contributed by Jeff on Jan 08, 2018

I purchased this stove maybe 10 years ago . It heats my 1000 squares easily. Now retired I use it 24 hrs a day I love it , no matter how cold it gets I am always comfortable

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Harman XXV
Review and ratings contributed by Cold in Vermont on Jan 07, 2018

I have had this stove for 5 years and it's BTU output has never come close to advertised. My much cheaper Enviro rated at 35,000 btu's blows this Harman away. Very Expensive Pretty looking stove - but very inefficient (much of the heat goes out the chimney); not functional, very small ash pan which ...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Review and ratings contributed by kavin on Jan 07, 2018

I bought this stove used about 10 years ago.The stove was stored in the persons garage and was all rust.I tore stove apart and cleaned and wire brushed the entire stove.painted and stove polished and did first burn outside on deck.i left the interior damper wide open and installed one in the ...

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Quadra-Fire Castile
Review and ratings contributed by David Gunderman on Dec 30, 2017

I bought one of these stoves this is the biggest pieces of junk I ever owned I had it about 10 years I've yet to get to run a whole season Don't buy this Junk you will hate your self There a money Pit

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Quadra-Fire Castile
Review and ratings contributed by Mary on Dec 29, 2017

I have had this stove about ten years. I have always found it difficult to clean, and finicky to operate. I just had it professionally cleaned (and serviced) two days ago, for $200. The result? I am listening to whistling noise from the fan. On top of that, on higher settings the flame has been too ...

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Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon AE
Review and ratings contributed by Bill Bankard on Dec 27, 2017

I bought our Mt Vernon stove Feb of 2003 and have burned pellets mixed with pea coal every year in Maryland. The heat pump is the backup to the pellet stove. I have had to replace the following : Control board (upgraded), Combustion and Blower motor bearings (upgraded to better bearings) , Door ...

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Harman XXV
Review and ratings contributed by Brian R on Dec 27, 2017

Hi There, I have had this stove going on 6 years now, I live in NH and burn about 4 to 5 tons a season. I see a lot of comments on here about the squealing noise. This is how you need to fix that noise, take the 2 back covers off with the stove off and unplugged. Locate the auger and the motor on ...

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Pacific Energy Alderlea T4 Classic
Review and ratings contributed by Roger on Dec 23, 2017

This is the second winter I have used this stove. I really like the looks. However, there are several problems. Fist the cook surface is very small. Not many pans will fit. It is hard to keep it from smoking. Every time you open the door, you will get smoke. The book say that you have to let ...

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Enviro Empress
Review and ratings contributed by Dan on Dec 21, 2017

DO NOT BUY. This pellet stove is a piece of crap. WAY to expensive.!st year it worked okay, 2nd year had to clean it out which is a major pain in the butt,have to pull it out from the wall (it's heavy). Did not work the second time I tried to use it. Had to call a service man to fix it. Now it's ...

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Avalon Arbor
Review and ratings contributed by T1954ying@aol.com on Dec 14, 2017

I purchased this stove Oct 2008. I burn two tons of pellets, 100 - 40 lb bags a year every year since purchased. Some pellets have too much ash but I have found one I like and I special order them every year before the heating season. I typically clean the firebox every 10 bags. As the stove clogs ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by cynthia coash on Dec 11, 2017

I bought this three years ago. The first one wouldn't run past 1 day so after contacting owner of business they brought me another one. !0 days after warranty ran out on exhaust fan the bearing went out they wanted 500.00 to fix it and it would take a month before they could come. Then 20 days ...

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Jotul F 400 Castine
Review and ratings contributed by Mike S on Dec 10, 2017

The reviews on this stove baffle me because the majority of complaints seem to relate directly to poor drafting as opposed to poor stove performance. This is my 14th year with this stove and I put 3-4 cords per winter through it without a single problem. It is incredibly efficient - I start each ...

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Hearthstone Bennington
Review and ratings contributed by Hearthstone on Dec 07, 2017

I have had this stove foe 10 years. The only problem is that the side loading door is hard to latch. I simply load it from the front. I like this stove very much. It pretty much heats my 2200 square foot home. I have seen good reviews and bad reviews but for myself it is wonderful. I grew up using ...

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Avalon Pendleton
Review and ratings contributed by KBS on Dec 06, 2017

Blower just stopped working 3 years of light use after purchase and installation. Much less room heat. Suggestions on a good heat activated fan that is effective when placed on hearth in front of the fireplace insert will be greatly appreciated.

Replacement blower is too expensive.

Thank you

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Quadra-Fire Castile
Review and ratings contributed by Rayod on Nov 29, 2017

Really REALLY noisy. Runs only at full high speed, heats to about ten degrees above setting, then shuts down, leaving cold pocket for hours. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Should cycle into lower setting, keep warm, allow for comfort. Less comfortable, rather than more. Wish we jad never installed.

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Kuma Oil Classic
Review and ratings contributed by johny5niner on Nov 28, 2017

Kuma makes excellent products and their oil stove is no exception! It heats efficiently and is pleasing to look at. I highly recommend that you check out their offerings here: https://www.kumastoves.com/

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by Bill on Nov 26, 2017

This is our 4th season with this insert. It works great and haven't had any issues with it. We have a 1800 sq ft 2 story Cape. It keeps the whole house between 68 and 70 degrees . It burns 1 bag a day average . We use about 3 tons a year. I scrap the burn pot everyday and clean the stove after ...

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Jotul F 400 Castine
Review and ratings contributed by Kevin on Nov 26, 2017

I do not write reviews normally, however I feel that there is no way all of these positive reviews are legitimate. I have used a few wood stoves for approximately 30 years and never had any problems since purchasing the Jotul F400. I sincerely wish we had kept out previous Upland stove but my wife ...

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Breckwell Classic Cast
Review and ratings contributed by tom on Nov 22, 2017

I have had my breckwell p4000 since 2008, and the only thing I have ever replaced is the brick panel set. It gives me plenty of heat and I am glad I invested in it.

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Breckwell Classic Cast
Review and ratings contributed by tom redding on Nov 22, 2017

I have had my breckwell p4000 since 2008, and the only thing I have ever replaced is the brick panel set. It give me plenty of head and 5 am glad I invested in it.

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Quadra-Fire Sante Fe
Review and ratings contributed by Johnson on Nov 10, 2017

Had the stove for three years. Each year something has gone wrong with it at least once. I change the brakes on my car and maintain my boat, so I am reasonably competent, but this stove is a continuing source of frustration. The auger motor is the most common problem, it stops until I remove it, ...

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Drolet Classic Model DB03080
Review and ratings contributed by Norman on Nov 10, 2017

I researched the best wood stove to buy for a year. Every time I keep coming back to this stove. I am so glad I did. This stove is a work horse. I have not had any smoke or fumes in the house, I just open the vent wide open and crack the door and no problem. I put the stove in my fireplace and vent ...

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Harman Accentra
Review and ratings contributed by John S. on Nov 08, 2017

Worthless junk....nothing but troubles and problems and blowing out lukewarm air at best. Do yourself a favor and get a wood burning stove if you want heat and a fraction of the problems.....DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!

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Jotul F 400 Castine
Review and ratings contributed by LoieJ on Nov 08, 2017

We have heated with wood for 40 years, since 2010 with the Jotul f 400. We heat a well insulated 1700 square foot house. We are very happy with this stove. We love the glass to see the fire, which we didn't have with our box of a stove before. Now we are having a serious problem with the door ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by Unhappy-in-PA on Nov 07, 2017

purchased in 2015 from Kring's Home and Hearth...first insert installed had to be immediately replaced by the dealer because "It couldn't be fixed !" Second unit is nothing but problems, and the dealer is useless... it is nearly rusted out, soon to be dangerous to operate (after one ...

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NU-TEC Upland 207
Review and ratings contributed by Curt in Alaska on Nov 04, 2017

I researched pellet stoves on the internet for some time before I bought the Nu Tech Upland 207. I was swept up by all the rave reviews so purchased the stove and paid to ship it to Alaska. We finally got our home finished and installed the stove. What a beauty it is. To say we like this stove ...

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Jotul F 100 Nordic QT
Review and ratings contributed by Woodtoburn on Oct 23, 2017

I would not recommend this stove to a seasoned pro or a novice beginner woodstove person. The stove does not draft properly due to insufficient make up air. There is no way to manage inbound air draft, hence using the door is the only option when starting a fire and bringing it to full burn. ...

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
Review and ratings contributed by Independent Pellet Tech on Oct 14, 2017

Most complaints about this store stem from issues that aren’t the stoves fault. All pellet stoves need maintenance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. You also need to keep the stove dry. The quality of the pellet greatly affects performance and protecting it with a surge protector is ...

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