Review of Englander --- 17-VL -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2013 , Price Paid: 699
Location : Victoria, BC , Canada
Purchased from: - Canadian Tire
Fantastic heat output for its size. Very clean burning. Consistent performance and behaviour whilst burning. Very efficient at extracting energy from the wood, leaving little behind.
Not really a con of the stove but given its size a true overnight burn is not likely. The fan is grossly loud, I hooked it up to a Dial a Temp rheostat which allows me to run it much slower and quieter. It also makes the fan more effective.
I get solid 3 hour burns with Fir (3 4" splits per burn) if I could fit a 4th split in I would likely achieve a solid 4 hour burn. I believe with hardwood I could squeeze out a 5 or 6 hour burn. Which considering its size is pretty amazing. This little stove handily heats our insulated 1500sf home (bungalow) in a basement install. With the use of the fan on a modified low (see above) in combination with the Ecofan on top and our open staircase its pure wood burning heaven. Great stove for smaller spaces.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004