1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

Hearth.com Wood Stove and Fireplace Review Section - thousands of ratings and reviews on wood, pellet and gas stoves and fireplaces

Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
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): | House Size (Sq feet): 800
Bought in 1995 , Price Paid: 1800.
Location : Belvidere, Vermo ,
Purchased from: HVAC Contractor -

Likes: Good looking unit

Dislikes: The cast iron back warped after only a few years of use which cost significantly to replace. Poor design. Stove was only used three months per year maximum for five years.

Comments: Do not purchase a Defiant Encore if you will rely on the unit for full time heavy duty heating of your home.

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