Review of Englander --- Summers Heat 50-SHSSW02 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Englander --- Summers Heat 50-SHSSW02 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2019-01-11 14:56:48

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): 362 | House Size (Sq feet): 3036 (2 story)
Bought in 2017 , Price Paid: 699.06
Location : , NY 14812, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Lowes

Likes: Heats 2 story 3000 sq.ft. house well
Great price point
Large Firebox
Great customer service


Dislikes: 1st unit had door sealing issue rectified by Manufacturer under warranty
Step on inside bottom of fire box makes it hard loading completely full

Comments: This is a great stove for the price. The 1st stove I received had a severe bend in the door and slightly on the stove face. Manufacturer replaced the stove with another unit without defect. Haven't had any other issue for last 2 seasons I've been running the replacement. I would recommend anyone that buys this stove to check the door gasket using the dollar bill test and check the door and stove for any "bow". This stove likes seasoned wood and a lot of it. To heat my house located on the southern border of central NY it takes 6 cords (18 face cord) burning 2 times per a day sometimes 3 on cold days (in the teens or lower). All in all best bang for your buck.

I rated Lowes low because the customer service of the one in my area was less than helpful when trying to figure out which stove I needed or the size. This forum was much more helpful.

I WILL definitely be buying another Englander product down the road.

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