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LOPI CAPE COD wood stove: Owner reviews!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Holzwurm, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Holzwurm

    Holzwurm New Member

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    I have the opportunity to buy a 8 month old demo unit. I can't find any detailed reviews on the Cape Cod wood stove. When did this stove first come to market? How is the after sale support from the manufacturer? Any Pros and Cons? Ash pan seem pretty small, any issues with it? Thanks in advance for any input.

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  2. PapaDave

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  3. charly

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    There was a report that the stainless steel upper baffle had warping issues and an ash lip has been added to the bottom area inside the door as to keep the ashes from rolling out... I think you should be able to get those updates,,, ask! Other then that it's suppose to be a really nice stove, as I almost bought a new one.. You should be fine,,,very nice stove indeed! I saw one on person,, a big boy for sure ;lol
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    Anyone have reviews on the Cape Cod Insert ??
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    My baffle did warp. I talked to a tech from Travis and they are supposed to be working on it. They said to remove it and bend it back. It sounds kinda barbarick, but it worked! I've had several hot fires since and it's still flat.

    The ash pan is small, as are all ashpans except the blaze king. The pan is sized comparably to any stove I've had and is just about as dirty and useless as any I've used. I'm just not a huge fan of ashpans, but I would sure never pass up a stove that I liked because of the ashpan.
    I am very impressed and could not be happier with the stove!
  6. Holzwurm

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    Thanks everyone! I think I'll go for the Cape Cod stove and I'll let you know this winter how it performs.
  7. charly

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    Looks to be a really great stove.. It's in the Big Boy club for sure...I think you'll see nice long burn times..with lots of heat and little wood usage..being that it's a cat stove , you should get lots of heat on a low slow burn setting..
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    Most folks don't use the ash pans anyway. They just aren't very useful. Shoveling into a metal bucket works best.
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    Great! Keep us posted and take lots of pictures. We love stove porn and this one is a beauty.
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  10. Elle

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    Has anyone cooked on their cape cod?
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    I have never tried to. With the convection top it would be hard, more like a simmer than a cook. It would keep things hot or simmer stew but that's about it.
    On the plus side, the natural convection works very well!
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    yea, that's what others have said. Just wanted to hear it one more time I guess, lol. I think that is the deciding factor for me....Princess Hybrid it is. A shame I really like the cape cod...like the look of it, the large window, have a local dealer, but cooking on it is a big deal so.... Thanks!
  13. charly

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    Don't forget the Woodstock Progress Hybrid comes with a cook top,,, you simply just lift the three top stones up . Has three marked areas for pans..when your done, you flip the stones back done and now your back to a regular looking wood stove, plus it has an optional ash pan which is huge.... I agree, I think the Cape Cod is a really nice looking stove...
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    I remember thinking that cooking was a big deal too. As it turns out, it happens so rarely that its no longer a big deal to me. Even when I had a stove that I could cook on, it was such a mess that it wasn't worth it. Oil and grease splatters don't look good on soapstone! Or any stove.
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    good thoughts for sure. I'm going to end up flipping a coin....I know it, lol. Either way can't lose no matter which stove I get. Thanks all
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    Me too. It's kind of a novelty that soon wore off.
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  17. begreen

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    Hide the mess when you are done.

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