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Review of QuadraFire --- 3100-I Fireplace Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of QuadraFire --- 3100-I Fireplace Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 3300
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: $1945
Location : Salem, OR 97301, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Mel's Stoves

Likes: This fireplace is so much better than our previous insert. Pumps out the heat, particularly when the blower is on. Burns would very effeciently, though I think their burn time is realistically more like 8-9 hours (to still have coals). The glass door stays relatively clean. Seems to produce very little smoke once it is burning. Produces some really spectacular looking flames with the venting adjusted.

Dislikes: I wish inserts in general were a little more interesting than the standard cast iron with glass door insert.... something that looked more like a freestanding Jotul. Oh well.

Comments: Have only had a few months, but so far it seems like a very well built and high performing fireplace. The gold trim option is nice, since you can have either a gold trimmed door OR a completely covered gold door. The solid gold was just a little toooo gold.

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