My jotul does not keep the glass as clean when my fire's low as well as my PE spectrum which btw is a super 27 with a dress on. But...my PE also was harder to control hot fires...so I think your going to give and take with every stove. I would just buy one that your semi confident with and than...get the one you really want in 10 years or so. Like someone else said...their all pretty good. I keep thinking I should have gotten a BK...than I don't...than I do...than I don't...than I do. GO FIGURE!