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Review of Vermont Castings --- Encore -- Select Unit Type burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 1200 | House Size (Sq feet): 2300
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid:
Location : Buckley, WA 98321, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Lucky Brush

Likes: Researched many stoves and visited showrooms that burned all types of wood stoves (plate steel, cast iron, soap stone etc.)The Encore is Best in Class (top loading, bypass damper, ashpan, Thermastat control etc.). Heat is fabulous and does not require a blower. Love the ability to occassional enjoy and open fire feel with the optional screen with doors open. I have burned all types of stoves, this has been the best. Highly recommend it.

Dislikes: Very Heavy!

Comments: We really enjoy this stove and the dealer was very good about key points e.g. chimney dynamics and stove start up procedures. Great product. Like anything else, do your research and install and operate it correctly per the manufacturers instructions.

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