Review of Harman --- Oakwood -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal 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): 150 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: 2400.00
Location : Newton, NJ 07860, USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Gardens To Grow
This is a well designed stove. From the nice top load feature to the huge front door which allows easy access for larger pieces of wood. I also appreciate the little added (optional) features with the Harman, such as the cozy screen which basically turns the stove into a fireplace creating a nice atmosphere. As well as the grilling attachment to cook with the Oakwood. This stove has performed consistently well for me over the last five years. With long burn times and plenty of heat output. And lastly, the overall appearance of this stove should not be overlooked. It is in my opinion the nicest looking cast iron stove out there. This is a quality product.
It's hard to come up with a con for this stove. But I can think of 2. The ash pan can become stuck when you are trying to slide it out with a hot fire going. It's sheet metal and I think it becomes a little skewed at high temps. causing it to get hung up.
The other one is a little more serious. I get the feeling that the "re burn" system in the stove has become compromised somewhat, as I now see more smoke out of the chimney when the stove is up to operating temperature. This is expensive to replace. personally I don't mind a little more smoke. As I clean my chimney 2 or 3 times a year wether it needs it or not. The overall performance of the stove and heat output don't seem to be effected by this issue.