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Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- fireview -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- fireview -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-03-18 20:04:46

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): 975 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 2100.00
Location : VA Beach, VA , USA
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer -

Likes: Heats whole house, even back bedrooms with doors open!
Very efficient, looks good and always hot coals left in it to start another fire with even after 12 hours after the last load!
Seems to be well built and sturdy.
The glass stays clean also. (so far)
Customer service very knowledgeable and friendly. (God knows I bugged them enough)
Highly recommended.

Dislikes: When completly cold it takes 4-6 hours to start feeling the heat. ( But It does radiate heat even when the coals are just about out)

Comments: A well built stove MFG'ed by a small family owned company that actually seems genuinely concerned about the customer's satisfaction.
I did alot of research on other manufacturers and almost bought a VC Encore locally, but there seems to be more complaints and replaced parts with the other brands. I feel it is well worth the extra $$$$. It probally will outlast me.

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