Only doing shoulder burns here, kindling and 2-3 small splits so far. I really like this stove. It takes more time to warm up than my Intrepid II, guess that was to be expected. Cat engaged at the lower end of the scale on the thermometer with not any visible smoke outside-this was with coals and one split- 3 small splits after hot coals gave me usable heat 7hr later at low setting. Glass gets a little dirty on left and right lower corners (could be operator error). Fans and convection deck would be good for bigger house than mine-they are installed but first impressions are that I am not ever going to use the fan. I don't have as much wood as I like this year, have a connection to get some more- the ability of this stove to go low go slow looks like it will work for me.