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Review of Vermont Castings --- Aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 200 | House Size (Sq feet): 500
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 550
Location : Poyntelle, PA 18454,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Alternative Heat

Likes: Great stove for the price. Perfect size for a smallish cabin, or that zone or large room in a larger home that needs a heat source. Saves big bucks in heating bills!!!!

Dislikes: Need the door open(ajar)to start a fire and keep it going. It seems that the air intake sometimes is just not enough and the door needs to be left open to really get the stove cooking, but then you can close it and it burns fine.

Comments: We own a very small 2 bedroom cabin and didn't need anything too large. This stove fits the bill perfectly. Once this little guy gets going look out. It is plenty of stove. I use a box fan to circulate the air.
The only thing is that it takes very short wood,(16"). I think. We knew that going in though. The ash removal system is very good, albiet small, (one or two days of wood burning before you have to empty). I like this stove very much in spite of it's few short comings. You cant't beat it for the price.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004