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Review of Englander --- 17-vl -- burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2016-01-29 21:48:31

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): 160 | House Size (Sq feet): 800
Bought in 2014 , Price Paid: 600-700 ( I forg
Location : stl, MO ,
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Heschlers

Likes: Close clearances.
Small
Plain yet sleek design
Looks great
Gets hot
Inexpensive


Dislikes: small
A bit messy (ash falls out in front when I've been burning a lot)


Comments: I Love this little stove. I think it looks great in the living room and puts out a lot of heat when I really crank it. I use the stove mostly nights and weekends. I think I could almost heat 24/7 with it if i worked from home or something but it doesnt have the burn times of a larger stove. I reload every 2-4 hours depending on spit size, how much heat I'm trying to get, etc. You would also have to be scooping ash and coals pretty frequently to keep up.
Seems like Im burning about 1 cord+ each season of good dry hardwood. Lots of kindling since I am often starting from a cold stove.

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