Stove Reviews

  • Active since 1995, Hearth.com is THE place on the internet for free information and advice about wood stoves, pellet stoves and other energy saving equipment.

    We strive to provide opinions, articles, discussions and history related to Hearth Products and in a more general sense, energy issues.

    We promote the EFFICIENT, RESPONSIBLE, CLEAN and SAFE use of all fuels, whether renewable or fossil.
Hearth.com Wood Stove and Fireplace Review Section - thousands of ratings and reviews on wood, pellet and gas stoves and fireplaces

Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Renier insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1000
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 1400
Location : Portland, ME 4101, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - The Finest Kind

Likes: Large glass door. Quick, easy lighting. VERY clean burning when used properly. Easily heats our entire home - this is our primary heating source. The convection without the blowers really works.

Dislikes: Can't get the advertised 9 hour burn time, but I always have hot coals in the morning to easily start the next fire with. I do wish the gas reburning tubes were a little higher in the box, they get in the way and stop me from really stuffing it with wood.

Comments: Good, basic, no-nonsense stove that makes heating with wood easy and enjoyable. I would buy it again.

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