Hi all, first I am a complete newbie to the pellet burning community. With that said me and the wife are looking to get a pellet stove this fall to help offset the fuel oil bill (like most everyone else these days). We have been to the 3 local pellet stove dealers and they all sell different brands but each place said that the stoves in the 43,000 - 45,000 btu range is what we would want (we have a raised ranch and would be looking to heat the upstairs which is about 1250 sf. We understand that the back rooms will not be the same temp as the room with the stove but we can try to improve it with ceiling fans). Just so everyone knows with us being new to the pellet burning community we fully understand the importance of clean, clean, cleaning the stoves. So the 3 stoves that we were pointed to are: Pacific Energy Warmland PS45 Harmen P43 Cumberland MF3800 Naturally all three of them have things that we like and they are all about the same price making the decision even harder. The Warmland PS45 has the auger in the bottom of the burn box to break up any clunkers, that is nice but it is also another moving part that can malfunction down the road. The Harman appears to be easy to clean and I like the fact that you see more of the fire while its burning also it has the best warranty of them all. The Cumberland looks super easy to clean, the wife loves the look of it and it is a few dollars cheaper then the others, and the dealer will basically through in a install for next to nothing. We have a friend that bought a stove from this place and they were very happy with his install job. They all seem to be very comparable to one another but I am one that over analyzes and researches things to no end. So in my research I kept being brought to this site and the wealth of knowledge that everyone has. I know that there are some other posts on here regarding these stoves but any insight I could get about the three different stoves and what one may have better features over the others, which one is a better stove overall, etc. would be a huge help in helping us make a decision and me keeping my sanity As I mentioned I am one that over analyzes and will select something then continue to do more research before we get it and completely second guess myself and then end up with nothing.