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Review of Pacific Energy --- Spectrum Classic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Pacific Energy --- Spectrum Classic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2008-08-24 23:09:12

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): 2000
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: $1300
Location : Wells, VT 5774, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - The Stovery

Likes: Looks great. Easy to start a fire. Easy to maintain. Easy to restart fire in the morning using only glowing coals. Glass door stays clean. Good heat. The air flow works great, you can actually see the flame rise and lower as you move the air flow rod, not unlike adjusting the flame on a gas stove. I was impressed.

Dislikes: None yet. I haven't had a chance to test this stove in really cold weather as I only purchased it this Spring. The Spectrum Classic is a mid-size stove. I can only hope it can stand up to Vermont Winters where the temperature can sometimes drop to 30 below. Any feed back from our cousins in Canada would be welcomed.

Comments: I purchased a Pacific Energy stove only after reading comments by people that have already purchased one. Feed back has been almost 100% positive. After many, many hours of reading customer reviews on woodstoves there are only three that I would consider buying: Pacific Energy, Napoleon & Woodstock Soapstone. No one who has bought one of these stoves regretted purchasing it. The Spectrum classic, thus far, seems to be a quality product. I have no complants against it. If it isn't enough to heat my house in the dead of winter in VT, it's my fault for chosing a mid-size, not the stove. The larger model Pacific Energy woodstoves are flame throwers, don't buy them unless you have a really large house. When I went to The Stovery in NY I couldn't stand near a larger model Pacific Energy woodstove because the heat was to intense. They can crank out the heat. Too much for my 2000 square foot home in VT.

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