Review of Vermont Castings --- encore defiant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
prior to Nov. 2004*)
Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰
Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 1750
Bought in 1991 , Price Paid: 2900
Location : halifax, ns , canada
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -
top loading as well as front loading, nice looking stove
poor heat (we nearly froze the whole time this stove was installed in our home), poor life of unit, - service life of less than 5 years and the unit was burned out and unsafe to use.
Have used wood heat all our lives. I would never own a Vermont stove again. We temporarily re-installed a stove that was built in the 1970s that provided better heat. We replaced the Vermont stove with a Drolet Sawman model for $700.00 in 1996 and it is still going strong and heating our house adequately.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004