I would sure appreciate some suggestions from folks on this one. Here are our needs: House: 860 sq foot house built in 1916. Climate: cool maritime, only occassional subfreezing temps, never below 0F. At present the house is air leaky and uninsulated so it is very hard to heat. (This should be remedied this spring, however-new windows, siding and insulation.) We currently have an inefficient wood gobbling Fisher Goldilocks (it was free.) The one good thing about this stove is that we can cook very efficiently on it. We use it to heat all of our water for dishes and showers. (backwoods off grid Alaskans) I also cook on it a lot and that is HUGELY important in a new stove. The stovetop area must be large enough to accomodate large pots of water without the pipe being in the way. It MUST be EPA certified and NON-CAT We love the look of the Hearthstone Heritage but wonder about the cookability of its stone surface... Thank you for any help/advice! Money is not neccessarily an issue.