Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- Fireview -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
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): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 2300
Location : morganton, nc 28655, USA
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer -
The appearance is hands down the best I have ever seen. This stove cut my winter utlities from an average of 160(while burning 2 cords of wood a month or more with previous insert) dollars to 90 dollars. While being more comfortable in the process. This stove used only 1/2 to 3/4 cord a month while being used 24/7. That was with a half mix of white pine and assorted hardwoods, I have all hardwood this year and can't wait to see the improvement. This stove effectively heated every room in the house, thru walls around corners and even upstairs with out fans to circulate.
This is stove is the heaviest thing man has ever created.(ha ha) But seriously, if you buy this stove you had better have 3 or preferablly 4 very strong guys to help you unload.
The glass stays exceptionally clean,did not have to clean until the end of the season and only then because I was cleaning the rest of it up. You have to keep in mind this is a different kind of heat, the best way I can describe it is it's like sitting in front of a huge window at noon with full sunlight coming thru. It's not over powering like some steel stoves with a 160cfm blower. But it is very consistent.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004