I bought at 1991 Fireview 201 two years ago and refurbished it from top to bottom with new baffles,gaskets, etc. The cat I got for it from Woodstock was a steel one and initially it ran fine in the stove for the first winter of use. This year I noticed it was slowing down on the heat output and I saw alot of posts on here talking about steel cats getting plugged with ash alot. A phone call to Woodstock got me to John who burns the same stove in his home. He recommended the cermaic cat which I immediately purchased and wow what a difference it has made in the stove! It ran great before but now it is like a heating mahcine. The stafff at Woodstock is top notch and John was a pleasure to talk to. He told me to ask for him directly with any other questions I might have with the stove.We absolutely love our soapstone stove and would not trade it for the world. It fits well in our 150 year old victorian home...old house still standing pretty and an old stove still running strong and looking better than ever.