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Review of Vermont Castings --- Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-09-23 14:55:54

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): 168 | House Size (Sq feet): 1750
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 2300
Location : Larkspur, CO 80118, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Stone Image of Colorado Springs

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Easy loading, easy cleaning, very efficient (long burn time), looks great.

Dislikes: Requires you to buy Oval Adapter to hook up to standard 8" or 6" chiney pipe.

Comments: Overall great stove. Much cleaner than my old Nordic Noresman (this stove has a very handy ash pan that comes with a cover). However, takes slightly more effort to get fire started, but no big deal. Very efficient burning with nice heat control. Looks nice and enamel surface is also easy to clean. Would not recommend the dealer from whom I purchased the stove (Stone Image in Co. Springs, CO.) They didn't provide any support or information for D.I.Y. installation nor were they very knowledgeable of the products they sold.

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