Review of Vermont Castings --- aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry 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): 250 | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid:
Location : , ,
Purchased from: Stove Dealer -
Nice color black.
Sloppy manufacture, extremely poor design. Wood towards back of firebox doesn't even char sometimes. Very hard to light, charges often just smolder for hours with draft wide open.
This thing is junk. Had an early 80' Vigilant that was a great stove, but they must have built this one in China,
Previous owners had a Jotul in the same flue and it was a blowtorch, so it's not the chimney.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004