Review of Vermont Castings --- Aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 120 | House Size (Sq feet): 600
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 700
Location : Columbia, MO 65201, USA
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer - HomeClick
Compact, can be installed in a small space with the optional heat shields. I like the ashpan. Well built, nice tight stove that should last a long time. Cooktop works well if you let the stove get hot. Not a lot of smoke once the stove warms up. Thermostat works well, although I would have set the range a bit higher.
Glass tends to dirty more than expected. Use 12-14" logs instead of 16" - they burn better. Draft could have a greater range.
I like it. It may not heat my whole house if it is -10F outside, but I think those days are over in mid-Missouri anyway (thanks Mr Escalade/Hummer...). Good for a small house when you want features not available on hardware store stoves.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004