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Review of Country Stoves --- T-top S260 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Country Stoves --- T-top S260 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Select Installation Type
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): 600 | House Size (Sq feet): 1900
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 1900
Location : Troy, NY 12180, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Matchless Stove And Chimney

Likes: Glass remains clean, easy to wipe ash film off inside of it when stove is cool. Does a fine job of starting fires and putting out heat. Burns Ailanthus and Willow and coniferous wood with no trouble.

Dislikes: Ashpan design a bit messy. When fire is very hot sometimes difficult to damp down fire far enough, probably due to well-insulated 18-footlong, strait flue.Multi-level top inconvenient for putting moisture into the air, because it prohibits the use of a very large vessel. I have to use 3 smaller ones.

Comments: Pedestal mounted with large ashpan. No blower attached. Dealership very willing to help, but being able to contact designers would help to understand the functioning.

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