Review of Pacific Energy --- Summit -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
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): 2300
Bought in 2015 , Price Paid: 2200
Location : , Maine , U.S.
Purchased from: -
Efficient, simple, solid and reliable.
Technique required to load wood at times without it smoking (turn air to max and open the door very slowly). Also the ash drawer can be a little quirky until you figure it out (look from the ash drawer space with the drawer out to be sure both notches are seated and the hinge protector is flush). These both are easy to avoid once you understand them.
We got this stove in 2015 and love it. We heat exclusively with it and it is a huge improvement over the Harmen Exception we had that came with the house. In previous winters we would have to restart the fire from ash in the morning if we did not load it in the night, but with the Summit the coals typically go for many hours after the fire has burned down and restarting is as simple as raking the coals and putting on some new wood. Super easy. We are also using much less wood even considering that this winter is warmer in Maine than the last few. It also is a pretty simple design and does not have any real "consumables" like a catalytic element so hopefully it will keep costs down for many years (we got this one because our Harmen had a rebuild cost of $1800 for the catalyst and top-opening parts that failed).
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004