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Review of Englander --- 17-VL -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Englander --- 17-VL -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2012-01-17 12:52:48

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): 224 | House Size (Sq feet): 1250
Bought in 2011 , Price Paid: 750
Location : , ME ,
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Puiia's Lumber

Likes: Heats up pretty quick, excellent clearance to combustibles, good looks, nice clean burn

Dislikes: None if you remember it is a small stove.

Comments: The only con is that it is a 1.1 cubic ft stove, this means no overnight burns. On softwoods (pine, fir, alder) I am getting 3 hours of usable heat with enough coals to restart. When I use hardwoods (maple, birch, apple) I get 4 hours or so. That's my only complaint, and being a small stove, that's to be expected. The good news is that my oil doesn't even kick on to heat my home until it is 20F or lower outside and even then it doesn't run a whole lot till it gets well below 0F. This stove puts out 40,000 btu, which for a little 1.1 cubic ft stove is absolutely amazing. It's also really rugged in it's construction, I expect this to last many, many years.

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