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Review of CFM-Century --- S244E -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of CFM-Century --- S244E -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-05-08 23:23:54

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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: $360
Location : Manitowoc, WI 54220, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Menards

Likes: Superior combustion effeciency -
Gets up to Clean Burn Temp. fast!!
I believe their 75% effeciency rating on this unit.
Continues clean burn when turned-down.
Great flame display. Glass stays cleaner, longer.
Longer between ash cleaning than before.

Dislikes: Air control is a bit "sticky" at times.
Not as fancy some stoves, but good
enough for the price. Small unit, so
burn times are about 4 hrs max.

Comments: This is our 2nd unit of this model. It replaces
a big, overpriced & under-performing cast-iron
unit. Was ready to blame the misgivings of my
cast-iron unit on my chimney, until I installed
the above unit. The difference was immediate.
I would recommend this model to anyone.
A real "diamond-in-the rough" in my opinion

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