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Review of HearthStone --- Mansfield -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2011-01-25 16:23:48

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid:
Location : Black Hawk, CO 80422,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Rocky Mountain Stove

Likes: Large fire box really throws out the heat. Soapstone holds the heat long after the fire has gone out. Gives a 'gentle' and even, consistent heat without the swings of too hot to cold. Large window for viewing fire. At 9200 feet, the only firewood is lodgepole pine. When it gets below 0 F I throw in a couple of sticks when I wake up in the middle of the night. I'm sure if I were burning hardwood this would be unnecessary.

Dislikes: If you get up early every morning and commute to town and then get home late at night this will not be the stove for you. Soapstone takes a little longer to heat up and it doesn't get as hot as cast iron or steel. A cast iron stove will heat your room quicker. Soapstone gives a very even heat so you don't have the wide swings in temperature. It works best with a continuous fire. If you live and work at home that actually is a plus rather than a 'con.'

Comments: I bought my stove from Ryan Carpenter at Rocky Mountain Stove in Golden Colorado. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had a very odd problem with my stove and after trying to fix it they finally traded out the stove with a new one. This stove weighs over 500 pounds and they had to bring it up a full flight of stairs. They did the new install at no charge to me. These people have INTEGRITY! I will definitely be doing more business with them and would recommend them without any hesitation.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004