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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant encore -- Freestanding Stove 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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid: 1900
Location : Rochester, NY 14602, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Williamson Hardware

Likes: Pretty stove. Nice for casual use.

Dislikes: Poor quality. Much less than rated burn time. Had to rebuild stove several times with new internal castings and catalytic converter(s).

Comments: Vermont Castings makes junk. Poor design and poor quality. I will never buy anything else from them. The stove would be fine for an occasional evening fire, but its worthless to try to heat with. Next time I'll buy a Lopi.

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