Review of Napoleon --- 1101 insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
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): 1500 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid: 1000
Location : Fayetteville, AR 72701, US
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer -
Works very well and does the job as advertised. Glass stays clean, nice viewing area and kicks out heat long after the flames are gone.
Shorter pieces of wood should be used to fill the box. Bigger pieces (16") are a struggle unless you have recently emptied the ashes.
Many of the bad reviews for any of the stoves listed on this site are, in my opinion, from folks that don't really understand the basics of woodburning. To a point, the seller/installer has a responsibility to educate their customers. There is no excuse for anyone, to EVER burn green or wet firewood. This insert does a very good job of burning cleanly and delivering heat in an efficient manner if a few basics are observed. 1) Good seasoned firewood 2) Proper chimney sizing/installation/insulation 3) Common sense. Enjoy the season !!!!!!
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004