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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461

Review: Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
I've used my DW for about 4 seasons, replacing an older non-air tight stove. I couldn't be more disappointed. The creosote is ridiculous. I try to run it with the damper open as often as possible to keep it hot enough to avoid the cooler exhaust. Using well seasoned hardwood. Never had an issue with the old stove that the DW replaced. I'd assume next trick with the DW will be that it'll need parts, as mentioned it other reviews. Hoping to unload it in the spring. Would never buy this model or anything similar again.

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Cchristie on February 27, 2016

Owned this stove for five years and it ran great until now where it backpuffs overfires and runs excessively hot to where a damper in the pipe became necessary. Even after replacing all gaskets...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large
Reviewed and rated by Mark Edward on September 10, 2015

OK to start with I was not the first owner of the stove and back when my brother bought it brand new the first stove had to be replace . The company sent up people to do it we live in upstate NY...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Doc on January 20, 2015

This is the 6th DW 2461 I have had and at one time had 2 in the same 4500 sq’ home in the mountains of western Maryland. One previous review is negative but all I will say is, it has...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by posy on November 29, 2014

My son used his for 5 years and loved it. It kept their home warm. Now I have it in my garage and need to get rid of it. I know nothing about wood burners I’m not sure what a catalytic...

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Reviewed and rated by Smile on November 09, 2014

Had one for 5 years, and wouldn’t recommend to buy. Reason why: suicidal stove and expansive to maintain. Replaced twice same parts: inner top, damper, & right end refectory. Rear reflector...

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Reviewed and rated by Mark on November 07, 2014

I’ve owned a Large, catalytic unit for almost 20 years. Yes the catalytic unit needs to be replaced every 2 years or less. I did an overhaul after about 15 years because the side had a...

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Reviewed and rated by Wagonator on January 13, 2014

On second Dutchwest Large. We “wrapped” the top inside panel on the first one from 1990 by overheating the box. Biggest thing to do is to watch the thermometer. After the first stove,...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by LOUIE on November 24, 2013

In One Word:JUNK! DO NOT BUY TOTAL

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by al caron on January 24, 2013

this is my second one. the first was 14 years old and needed too much to repair so i bought another one on 05 up till 2 years ago it was great. 25 below zero would heat the whole 1700 square foot...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Kuke2 on December 18, 2012

I am a very new user, months. So far, I love it. I am still figuring everything out. I got this as a hand-me-down. I Lost the thermometer in the move and I was looking for the help of a more...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Beanman on February 10, 2012

Got my stove in 2000. On my 3rd Cat. the second one was bad from the supplier. They made it right. I have a question about damper. When stove is hot and need to add wood the damper is hard to...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by judy downard on January 19, 2012

A great stove. Performs wonderfully, but after five years, every part in it needs to be replaced. My old Ben Franklin lasted 20 years.

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Reviewed and rated by Roger Houston on January 14, 2012

The first year we ran this stove it was a complete disaster.
Back puffing and it almost required running with the ash door open.
We replaced the gaskets and sealed the glass on the...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by DeeDee Messersmith on November 06, 2011

LOVE this stove. It heats our little home great and once you know how to work it, which isn’t hard at all then you won’t have any of the issues people cited....

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Arif on September 19, 2011

Im intrested in getting one and I need to know
1-Dose this unit makes any smell in the house ?
2-when starting the fire dose it produce any smoke inside the house?
Thanks

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Ernie K. on September 19, 2011

Bought stove new in 2009. I have replaced the catalytic converter twice. The dealer paid for both. The converters literally broke apart. I have cleaned the converter in the stove, but it looks...

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Reviewed and rated by Will on July 16, 2011

I’ve had good luck finding parts with woodmanspartsplus.com

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Reviewed and rated by Denise on July 16, 2011

please advise me on where I can get replacement glass for window, ours is cracked or can we replace with steel

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Laura on January 04, 2011

Can someone get in touch with me for all the helpful hints on this stove? It just burns wood.. warms up the cabin for a bit, but I’ll go broke buying wood unless someone explains while my...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by Beach on December 28, 2010
Last night damper let loose and now i’ll see just how easy this will be repair. I’ll let you know how this goes. But otherwise I have been very happy with the stove i’ts done all...
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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by ed on November 11, 2010
i cut my own wood and the 2461 cut my usage from 20 to 25 ricks / year to 5 or 6 ricks. I have used this stove over 25 years and it has been great.
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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by glenn f on September 19, 2010

bought in 1995 replaced cat 1 time,every 3 years change all gaskets, had another stove before this one it was cheap and heated up to high and started chimney fire.my 2461 is the best ever run...

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Reviewed and rated by Art Wyse on March 01, 2010

We’ve been using the 2461(large) stove for 18 years. Use it mostly on Dec.25th,Jan, and Feb. Changed the catalytic converter. I now want to sell it because, at 75, I no longer want to get...

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Reviewed and rated by bluebird on February 14, 2010

I have had my stove since 95-2 floods never gotwet.All the sudden this thing puts out no heat,I love this stove-I checked the honeycombNo problem -Is there something between the 2 dampers that...

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Reviewed and rated by Jack on February 05, 2010

Have had this stove for 12 years. Salesman said it was a real workhorse and he was right. Will effectively heat a well insulated 2000+ square foot home for about a 6 hour burn time. Have...

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Reviewed and rated by otis skinner on February 02, 2010

even heat output when catayltic converter engaged some backpuffing when burning very dry thin wood very easy to restart fire in mornings with ash door open great stove hope to able to find...

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Reviewed and rated by John on January 23, 2010

Very unhappy with this stove its dirty, in three years we have put more money in repairs than our Ashley, that we had for 25 year I wouldn’t buy another Dutchwest if it was a dollar!

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Reviewed and rated by chris on January 06, 2010

Used for +10 years. Has lots of options for regulating the fire. Looks good too. No complaints.

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Reviewed and rated by dxgy on December 31, 2009

Great stove and in use for over 5 years. Get a Vogelzang
type stove themometer from any hardware store to
monitor temp levels. Catalytic converter works best at 500+
degrees...

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Dutchwest Cast Iron Large 2461
Reviewed and rated by BRYAN O on October 31, 2009

GREAT STOVE 2006 MADE IN U.S.A. CATALYTIC CONVERTER

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Reviewed and rated by Bryon McGinnis on October 14, 2009

Do you offer a solid door? — no glass

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Reviewed and rated by SusanA on April 29, 2009

Had mine, a used one, since January this year (previous owner needed a bigger stove). Bought 5 cord of wood and still have approx. 2 cords left. Replaced most gasket seals. Smoke does sometimes...

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Reviewed and rated by Fisher on February 19, 2009

I’ve had this stove 9 years. Works Great. Will burn all nite and revives easily in the morn. I’ve replaced catalyst twice. Good even heat.

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Reviewed and rated by rick on February 05, 2009

Had one for 10yrs. Replacement catalytic converter didn’t work all that well. Side door lets a lot of smoke out. Reversable output doesn’t have a gasket and lets smoke leak. Had to...

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Reviewed and rated by Pine Knot on November 17, 2007

I have been using the Duchwest “large” for about three weeks. Very satisfactory so far. It is clean, provides lots of heat, fire lasts over night with enough coals left to quickly...

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Reviewed and rated by Tony M on November 01, 2007

Quality and efficient

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