I'm going to be receiving my Big E pellet stove this week. I ordered the model with the larger window and had thought it also had the large ash pan/drawer, but it doesn't have the drawer. I guess that stove comes in several configurations. I thought big window meant it also had the ash pan/drawer, but not so. I could order the one with the ash drawer but I can't trust the backorder wait. These stoves are in big demand and I've waited long enough. So I"m sticking with my original, bird in hand and all. My question is how much more work is cleaning the one without the drawer? How often does this stove need to be shutdown and cleaned? Is it a big deal? Thanks for any info. FG.