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Poll Question: Steel or Cast Iron Pellet Stove - Which one do you like? - Cast your vote up top then

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, May 5, 2011.

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Pellet Stove - Which do you like better - Steel or Cast Iron?

  1. Steel

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  2. Cast Iron

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  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    I purchased a steel stove because the heat does not radiate very much. I also like the Huge ash pan.

    What do you think? Please explain.

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  2. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I think cast is prettier.
  3. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    My Castile is a combination, of course. Which do we prefer? We can only answer that if we have bought both.
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    If I were to place a stove for all to see in my living area, It would have to be cast. Style and class!
  5. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Cast would look odd in my house, nothing else is that old. Might have looked good 100 yrs ago.
  6. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    I notice the cast stoves have less tendency to rattle sometimes. Then again, only the al cheapo steel stove rattle. As far as looks go, the new Hearthstone pelet stove in the brown enamel is drop dead beautiful. My all time fav as far as performace is steel. I really dont think with a pellet stove it comes down to much more than what it looks like.
  7. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    Cast because that is what I have - But it really only cosmetic because the inner workings are steel plate

    Great - My stove is a imposter! %-P
  8. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Yes, If I had one upstairs in the living area, cast would be nice. There is a clean LP zero clearance fireplace in the living room already.

    However I needed one in the basement that is functional enough to heat the entire house. The heat exchanger tubes are angled upward which also helps my situation. After the basement climbs to 80 degrees it will heat the upstairs to 70. However after I put in the 2 registers with a direct connection to the stove, the upstairs is warm now when the basement hits 76 !! Direct connection to registers makes a huge difference!!

    Safe, warm and best of all CHEAP wood pellet stove cozy HEAT !!!

    Register shows 150 degree air with direct connection as opposed to 80 degree air with just a register!!!!
    Better than a warm air furnace!!!

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  9. Utilitrack

    Utilitrack Feeling the Heat

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    Wifey is all about aesthetics, with that said it had to be cast in our Cape Cod styled home.
  10. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    I prefer the classic good looks of a cast stove but I do have both.
  11. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Thanks All

    Looks like cast iron wins 60 to 40 percent

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