I disagree, The napoleon 1450 i had in my old house never spilled anything out the front door when i opened it and it was a much "cleaner" (mess-wise) stove to operate. My first year with the Oslo and i find it extremely annoying that front door is basically useless because of the mess it makes. It’s fine using the side door, but this limits you to E/W loading unless you want to burn your arms off trying to load shorties N/S, also makes logs rolling onto the glass a daily occurrence. With that said, I do love the stove, heats my entire 2100 sq foot house to the 70s when it’s in the negative numbers outside and is quiet attractive while doing it. I also never use the ashpan, i let the coals/ash build up in the firebox until they get too deep and then i shovel them out them out through the SIDE door (grrrr) leaving a little bit in the box.