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Review of Vermont Castings --- aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning

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Review of Vermont Castings --- aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2013-04-06 03:41:48

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): 250 | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid:
Location : , ,
Purchased from: Stove Dealer -

Likes: Nice color black.

Dislikes: Sloppy manufacture, extremely poor design. Wood towards back of firebox doesn't even char sometimes. Very hard to light, charges often just smolder for hours with draft wide open.

Comments: This thing is junk. Had an early 80' Vigilant that was a great stove, but they must have built this one in China,
Previous owners had a Jotul in the same flue and it was a blowtorch, so it's not the chimney.

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