I have the Castille. I run mine mostly on medium.....when it dips below 25 or so i use high at times....but for the most part i use medium and low......I set my wireless auto thermostat at 80 and never touch it.....love the stove and thermostat. As for the burn pot.....i dump it once a day(takes seconds).....then once a week I do a thorough. If you dont dump the burnpot once a day.....if you do put it on high and sometimes on medium you will get a rumbling noise because the air holes in the pot start getting plugged. Have no regrets at all with the Quad.