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Review of Harman --- Oakwood -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Harman --- Oakwood -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2011-10-15 20:05:38

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): 250 | House Size (Sq feet): 1400
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: used
Location : , NH ,
Purchased from: Select Store Type -

Likes: Solid construction, throws great heat, slide-in grill is a super, must-have feature

Dislikes: A bit finicky to get into secondary combustion mode, needs a bit of babysitting. Stove throws most heat from the back chamber, not the front, which makes placement in a fireplace less than optimal.

The combustion package is very fragile, tends to clog and/or degrade after a few years (and is quite a pricy part!). This downdraft system is not a great design compared to most other EPA stoves (burn tube or catalytic).

Comments: Recommended with reservations. Worth the slight additional maintenance/expense/inconvenience just for the grill feature? To me, yes.

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