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Review of Dutchwest --- 2478 non cat (everburn) -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Dutchwest --- 2478 non cat (everburn) -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2011-01-31 16:55:58

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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: 1759.
Location : Newton, nj 7860, sussex
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - gardens to grow

Likes: Nice features like side and front loading. very high effiency,heat activated electric stove fan,bottom ash pan. Burns hot and long. No need to clean a cat converter.

Dislikes: instructions are poor, Dealer not much help, difficult to know if burning correctly,to little information available from manufacturer on proper operation, difficult to clean behind fountain assembly (requires mini vac and extreme care not to damage rear of Fountain Assembly),i agree Fountain assembly fragile as reported by another reviewer it will not last and will be expensive to replace and allot of labor. warranty not worth much stove is to easy to over fire and in fact this is what the dealer will tell you did if you try to make a claim on the front of the firebox assembly(shoe etc.) dealer did say he would cover rear part.

Comments: would like to see a video demo like i saw on u tube which i found most helpful by a user or a user group blog like you would find on a green egg site or grill dome ceramic grill.

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