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Review of Drolet --- Austral -- burning Wood only
Installation Type:
Date Reviewed: 2016-12-01 06:22:58

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): 1600
Bought in 2014 , Price Paid: $630
Location : appleton, wisconsin 54915, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Menards

Likes: 8 hr burn times, huge box, big glass window, heats fast and hard.
Easy operation, nice blower fan. Nicely priced for the stove you get.
Glass stays relatively clean after weeks of use.

Dislikes: Bypass damper can swing open on its own sometimes just from casual contact or accidentally hitting it with wood while loading it or if wood shifts while burning.
Ain't the prettiest stove. Have to keep an eye on the door pins, they tend to rise up out of the holes with use and can fall right out if you don't notice it.

Comments: Love this stove, you can build small fires or big ones depending on what you need and she'll run good. Easy to operate once you get the hang of it. Huge window for viewing. Can really crank the heat out. You get a lot of stove at a great price. Extremely happy with this purchase.

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