Ok here's a thread for all of us non-cat, secondary burners: Why did you choose to not buy a cat stove. According to these cat owners they burn less wood, putting out great heat, and can control the burns better. So why didn't you buy a cat stove? I didn't buy a cat stove because i know a lot of my wood is not perfectly seasoned and I don't have enough property to keep a two years supply here, so I figured I'd have an easier time with a non cat. I'm not super sure that was the absolute best decision, but I love my stove, I must admit though, I look at those BK owners with a bit of envy.