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Review of Vermont Castings --- Dutchwest 2460 Small Catalytic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Dutchwest 2460 Small Catalytic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-12-11 16:49:06

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1000
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 750.00
Location : 12182, NY , USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Agway

Likes: Excellent fit and finish. Very attractive styling. Tremendous heat output. Easily heats most of our house.

Dislikes: Small firebox limits burn times. I can't get near what the manual states. 3 1/2 to 4 hours at the most. Takes almost a full load cycle to heat stove up to acitvate catalyst.

Comments: I am quite satisfied with this unit. Heat output is perfect for our home, but I think the next size up would give us longer burn times, with a larger fire box. I have read abour draft issues with these stoves, I have seen nothing but good results.

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