Question: I am considering buying a Vermont Castings Dauntless 1240 stove. I've never heard of that model. Does anyone have any experience with this stove? Would you recommend it? Does it have a cat or not? How old is it? Answer: The Dauntless was made before the new management took over... It is a franklin style stove with large glass door. It is NOT made for heating, although it will warm a couple rooms. It is more of a fireplace/showpiece. NO cat or other advanced combustion system is available.