Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal 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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid: 1900
Location : Rochester, NY 14602, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Williamson Hardware
Pretty stove. Nice for casual use.
Poor quality. Much less than rated burn time. Had to rebuild stove several times with new internal castings and catalytic converter(s).
Vermont Castings makes junk. Poor design and poor quality. I will never buy anything else from them. The stove would be fine for an occasional evening fire, but its worthless to try to heat with. Next time I'll buy a Lopi.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004