Review of Woodstock Soapstone --- Cottage gas -- Freestanding Stove burning Natural Gas or Propane (LP)
Installation Type: Gas - Direct Vent
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): 450 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid: 2400
Location : Orange, MA 01364, USA
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer -
Ample heat when it runs. LP
Thermocouple burns out too often. I get an average of a year to year and a half lifespan before the stove shuts down, and then I have to swap it out. Not an easy job as it is difficult to get at it. Stove works great when it is running, but is a big pain in the neck to maintain. Manufacturer not much help other than selling me the spare parts. I believe I am not alone with this issue. Could be that Propane burns hotter than natural gas. Poor design.
Would not recommend this stove, especially if burning Propane. I debated whether or not do drop the rating down to a 2 due to the high maintenance problems.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004