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Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-04-18 23:26:02

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): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: $2,000+/-
Location : Rumely, MI 49826, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Don's Heating & Air Conditioning

Likes: Stays hot long after fire is out. Easy to manage fire, especially restarting from just a ember or two. Long burn times. Nice even heat. Burns wood completely. Great looking stove.

Dislikes: Draft lever position too low. Can't completely shut down fire by closing draft. Smallish ash pan.

Comments: Did a ton of research looking for the best wood stove for primary heat in our 2,500 sq ft house. Looked at a lot of stoves and did a lot of reading. Decided on the largest soapstone stove I could find and could not be happier. Burned it steady all winter. Expensive stove, but well worth it. Rather have this stove than two or three less expensie models. Easiest stove I've ever had to manage a fire. The heat is nice and steady and lasts a long time after fire has burned down. No more cold mornings trying to get the fire going or too hot evenings when a big fire is going. Kept our house at a constant temperature all winter. Everyone comments on how attractive the stove is. Stove is very heavy and well built. I'll never go back to steel or cast stoves after owning a soapstone.

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