Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 2500
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid:
Location : Black Hawk, CO 80422,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Rocky Mountain Stove
Large fire box really throws out the heat. Soapstone holds the heat long after the fire has gone out. Gives a 'gentle' and even, consistent heat without the swings of too hot to cold. Large window for viewing fire. At 9200 feet, the only firewood is lodgepole pine. When it gets below 0 F I throw in a couple of sticks when I wake up in the middle of the night. I'm sure if I were burning hardwood this would be unnecessary.
If you get up early every morning and commute to town and then get home late at night this will not be the stove for you. Soapstone takes a little longer to heat up and it doesn't get as hot as cast iron or steel. A cast iron stove will heat your room quicker. Soapstone gives a very even heat so you don't have the wide swings in temperature. It works best with a continuous fire. If you live and work at home that actually is a plus rather than a 'con.'
I bought my stove from Ryan Carpenter at Rocky Mountain Stove in Golden Colorado. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had a very odd problem with my stove and after trying to fix it they finally traded out the stove with a new one. This stove weighs over 500 pounds and they had to bring it up a full flight of stairs. They did the new install at no charge to me. These people have INTEGRITY! I will definitely be doing more business with them and would recommend them without any hesitation.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004