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Review of Vermont Castings --- aspen model 1920 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- aspen model 1920 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-11-02 12:37:47

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): 845
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 750.00
Location : readsboro, vt 5350, usa
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer -

Likes: beautiful looking stove.built like a quality piece,firebrick lining and size

Dislikes: poor draft,hard to keep going,shipped without glass door gasket in place,enamel chipping at several locations

Comments: Don\'t buy this stove.I have an excellent stainless chimney which I had several stoves hooked up to it.I had a Jotul 602 previously and it is twice the stove as this one. You have to crack door to keep it going.The stove heats up to 700 degrees but the stack can\'t make it up to 300 degrees.I can see now it is going to be a creasote nightmare stove. Don\'t let looks fool you, buy a Jotul if you are looking for a smaller stove. This one is brand new and I couldn\'t control fire at first and upon inspection found no gasket in glass in door. I replaced it last night and it\'s better,but needs more attention than a three year old.I should have known better after reading the reviews. Thought I was going to be the exception.

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