I purchased the stove in December but had to wait until May to get one delivered. I am in far Western Md and yesterday it was in the 50s and cold and rainy. Wife, a true pyromaniac insisted I light the stove to heat the house. Two tries to get the stove to light, learning curve thing, and within an hour it was burning perfectly. I had lit initial small fires earlier but this was my first real burn. This stove and the information from this forum were a Godsend. Thanks to all who helped this newbie shorten the learning curve. Two cords on order for this winter!