I have decided to install a pellet stove in the unfinished basement of our 1,600sf ranch style home. The basement is two large rooms; we don't live in the basement. I was leaning towards the PS50 until a sales person told me the burn rate is 5.8lbs/hr and is fixed. The only adjustment is to fan speed. He recommended the Quadra-Fire Santa Fe because the feed rate can be adjusted and will burn 50% corn. The total price for the Santa Fe is 2-3 hundred more which is no big deal. In my research on the internet the PS50 seems to get good reviews. The Santa Fe has numerous negative reviews. I know they are made by the same company and share some parts with Quadra-Fire. Questions: Is the fixed feed rate on the PS50 a real or imagined problem? How does the Santa Fe rate as a stove? As the stove is in the basement we don't need an eye pleasing stove, just one that works. Are there any other stoves worth considering?