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

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Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- Keystone -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-04-01 09:41:41

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): 11x15 | House Size (Sq feet): 1200
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Florence, NJj , USA
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer -

Likes: Excellent workmanship, attractive stove, unbelievable heat.

Dislikes: Takes a little time to light and learn to operate the stove.

Comments: We bought the Woodstock Keystone after doing extensive research and were very glad we did. Our old Consolidated Dutchwest just never quite cut it when it came to providing the kind of heat we wanted. We have a tile hearth and the idea was to get the tiles warm as well as the stove, to provide heat for the lower floor of the house. The new Woodstock is all it's manufacturer claims and more. It does take a little time to learn to get a fire going but we had it down after the first week. This stove provides a nice even heat unlike a solid cast or convection stove, and yes, the soapstone does get quite hot. In fact the tile wall on our hearth gets nice and warm to the touch, which it never did before. I highly recommend Woodstock stoves. Their customer service is second to none and they were a big help. The stove arrived in a crate that is more than substantial. If installing the stove yourself ( as we did ) get lots of help to move the stove. Ours weighs 500 lbs and it required several of my son's friends as well as myself to move the crate into the house on a dolly. After the move installation was a breeze as I already had a metal chimney. If your're thinking of a new stove, and want it to provide heat for your home and not just have it for decoration then look no furher.

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