Review of Drolet --- Austral II -- 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): 210 | House Size (Sq feet): 1928
Bought in 2015 , Price Paid: 949.00
Location : Stillwater, MN , USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Menards
Great firebox size to hold lots of wood up to 20". Bypass damper for reloads, burns real clean and easy to light and reload in. Glass stays clean, radiates tons of heat. Maple I can get around 8-9 hours of usable heat 11-12 with oak.
Bypass handle is all done by feel to its max open or closed point...works but takes getting used to. Air control lever doesn't travel a long distance from full open to closed so it can be sensitive to adjustments until you get used to it.
This replaced an Englander 30-nc that I was not happy with. The Austral II is excellent!!!!
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004