First of all i was not expecting much,coming from a TSC farm supply store,from a wholly or partially made in china stove. I bought the stove based on EPA rating, size, weight, price, and mostly good looks. Paid $499 with blower fan. Other websites listed it for around $800.Stove is going in a medium sized 2nd floor apartment. Surprisingly the Stove performs as good as it looks. Stove top went straight to 600 degrees and stayed there with just a handful of small kindling wood for break-in burn. After burn started around 400 Stovetop and, the stove gives quite a good fire show on the lowest air setting all the way to full open. Im not expecting overnight burns with the less than 2 CF wood capacity, that would be something its big brother model 2500 with a 3Cf capacity might achieve. Ill give it a full run today with some seasoned oak. Listed SF rating is 2000Sf Hence the model #. The only nitpic i can find so far is the viewing door is wide but not very tall.