Review of Napoleon --- 1400 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry 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): 1300
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 1400
Location : Fredericton, NB , Canada
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Classic
Large firebox, good manual, high heat after started, efficient, airwash of door works well
Not the easiest to start cold, slow leaks in the firebox, the upper foam baffles can easily shift causing radically lower heating, smoke enters the room if the door is opened during a burn.
You really have to careful with the upper baffles - they are made of lightweight ceramic foam and if they shift forward when loading wood, or are pressed upwards by a large piece of wood, the efficiency plummets. I cannot open this stove to recharge until it's fully burned down to coals, or smoke enters the room. I think this one needs a redesign.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004