My brown enamel homestead sits on the shipping pallet in the garage. Likewise just a clear trash bag over the top. While the shipping pallet is sturdy the top and sides were nothing more than a tomato crate. Wouldn't have protected the stove had anything fallen on it in transit. Had the yard guys take the crate off so I could inspect before forking it onto my truck. Had to wipe the dust off with my hands and didn't find any problems with enamel or stone. Inside seemed clean and orderly. This is my first stove so don't really know what to look for. Have to check and see if the stove is bolted to the pallet or not. Assumed it wasn't and ratchet strapped the stove to the pallet before sliding it down my motorcycle ramp and onto a furniture dolly in the garage. After all that I noticed a dime sized chip in the porcelain on the back side of one of the legs. My fault for not seeing it before. Dealer did offer to send some repair enamel. Now I feel like taking a closer look.