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Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- Keystone -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
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Date Reviewed: 2005-12-29 11:40:25

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): 600 | House Size (Sq feet): 3400
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 2159
Location : Egg Harbor Township, NJ 8234,
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer - Woodstock Soapstone

Likes: Old world quality with new world technology.
Cust. svc is top notch.
Stove does what advertisments claim

Dislikes: None to speak of,great product.

Comments: Like many of you I took the purchase of a new wood burner very serious. Many hours in front of the computer doing my reaserch.There are so many companies out there its difficult to hone in on one that will provide you w/ quality/aesthetics presence and proformance.Thanks to this website and the many people who have posted on it, I realized my goal by purchasing a Woodstock Soapstone stove.

When we purchased our home three years ago it already had a Appalachian insert w/blower on one side of the first floor.Since our first floor is 1600sf and second is 1800sf the Appalachian could not keep all of downstairs warm due to chimney effect(heat going upstairs).I figured by purchasing another w/burner I could supplement the Appalachian, heat all of downstairs and most of upstairs. A big consideration in all of this was aesthetics.

After much research and convincing my wife this was a viable answer to rising cost of natural gas and propane I visited Woodstock for a tour and to see the stoves. The visit was a pleasant experience(near closing on Friday was not rushed).The confidence to leave a deposit was made easy by the six month guarantee and level of professionalism of staff. Its important to say it was much to warm of a day to have wood burner going on showroom floor.

Well my Keystone is in and all I can say is " life is great and so Is my Keystone".This stove heats my whole first floor and some of the second with half the wood of my other stove. It is my workhorse (24/7), with the most pleasant heat. This stove gets hot and stays hot just as they advertise. I know its hard to believe, but no blower neccesary.My wife and kids think I’m a genius for finding such a great product and I guess I am(smile).

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