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Ugly Blaze Kings

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jeff_t, Mar 6, 2012.

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So, those Blaze Kings sure are ugly

  1. I have only seen them in pictures

    89.4%
  2. I have visited the showroom, and still can’t bear to look at them

    9.1%
  3. I have one in my home, and I still can’t bear to look at it

    1.5%
  1. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    That makes it somewhat tangible...and sorry about today!

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You lust for a Blaze King naturalized Okie. You know you do. Just do it. ;lol
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  3. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Let me clarify a little, my last post is confusing if you've never seen us refer to BattenKiller as BK. " 25%-19% on the meter should put you in a good spot according to BK" BK=BattenKiller not BlazeKing sorry if I caused any confusion, after re-reading it I seen what I had done. ;)
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  4. Colin

    Colin New Member

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    They aren't the most aesthetically pleasing of stoves but they don't half live up their name. It's a shame really because so many people choose stoves based on looks. Fair enough really - one of the main purposes is to enjoy watching them burn - I suppose it's not quite as therapeutic when the flames are encased inside a big steel slant. :confused:
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  5. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Actually...I'm very fond of my Jotul...but I won't lie...the mechanics of it all intrigues me. But you all heard my wife...she would have to put a bag over it! Time will tell. Very funny BB.
  6. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    No one has ever walked in my house and said 'Ewww, why did you put that hideous thing there. You need to cover it up, I can't stand it.' Ever. I guess I should be surprised.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    They're being polite. ;) Just like they never come into my house, take one look at me and start crying, "It's so ugly . . . get him away from me." :)
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    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Or, "what's that awful smell?"
  9. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Like I've always been polite, and I've never said said that I don't really care for gothic styled cast iron stoves. And even that was polite ;)
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  10. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    You guy's are so funny...anyone for a chicken sandwich??? Lol
  11. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    i saw the princess....she wasn't too bad. besides, i hear the ugly ones try harder. ::P

    cass
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  12. Angus

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    Just had a look at their website, man they are ugly, but one or 2 of the range only look semi ugly
  13. daleeper

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    What part of their name do they not live up to?

    The main reason to own a stove is to heat, and BK stoves do that well, with burn characteristics no other stove has.

    I agree that people choose stoves based on looks, and choose BK stoves because they like the features and looks. Warm Morning and Riteway are not beautiful stoves, but there sure are a lot of them in this area. In a lineup of current steel stoves, I would choose the BK Princess/King Ultra stove simply by looks alone. I do realize I might be in the minority, as this poll shows, but why does everyone dump on BK for ugliness?
  14. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    It's like every discussion on here...I certainly wouldn't want to admit I didn't make the right choice for me or it's for the purpose of convincing you to make the same decision I made verifying I made a good choice. Human nature!
  15. rdust

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    Cause they're jealous of the burn times we get. ;lol The Blaze King owners should start making fun of the short burn times other stoves get, just joking..... ;)

    When I bought mine I really thought there was no way the stove would live up to all the hype it had on this forum, I was shocked when it actually performed better than the hype.

    The whole thing is really getting old. The Sirocco looks like any other steel stove and the Chinook has a pretty modern look that may fit well in some homes. I hope we get some Sirocco feed back when the burning season starts up.

    I personally don't mind the looks. Sure they could looks better but it looks to me how a wood stove should look. :)
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  16. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Agreed, I'm not fond of the squat fat look of the BKK Parlor and Classic, but several of the other models look fine. They wouldn't get past my wife's critical eye, but she is over the top fussy at times.
  17. Joful

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    The Sirocco is indeed the best / most traditional looking stove in their current line-up, but it's just too damn small to be of much interest to most. Now if they had a Sirocco 30...

    Waiting with baited breath to see the new Ashford 30. :eek:
  18. Treacherous

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    I would have considered the Chinook 30 had that been shipping in '10.
  19. Todd

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    The wife just said she likes the looks of the Princess Parlor over the Sirocco. Says it reminds her of some of the old pot belly stoves and isn't boring like most of the square boxy steel stoves. ==c
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  20. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I'll bet she tell you that the pot belly you're growing makes you look distinguished too. ;lol J/K Todd.
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  21. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    That's funny! hahahaha
  22. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    If I only burned 4 months out of the year, the BKK probably wouldn't be my first choice. But since I burn from Sept. to May/June every year, and utilize the stove as my primary heat source, looks are not a concern. Luckily, the BKK is better looking in person than most would expect. My cats even like it. Dog doesn't care.
    If I only burned 4 months a year, I'd have a Princess or Chinook.
  23. Todd

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    Ha ha, I have kinda let myself go, maybe I should trim down to the Ultra?

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