Review of Englander --- 30 NC -- 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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 2013 , Price Paid: $649
Location : Johnstown, PA , USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Home Depot
Price was great on Spring clearance.
Seems well made. USA.
Puts out a lot of heat.
Room for lots of wood.
Comes with fan.
Poor airwash for glass. Always need to clean it if you want to see a pretty fire.
Very heavy to install.
Doors latch always squeaks.
Got a love/hate relation with this stove. (see pros & cons).
4th year burning this stove. Got lots of well seasoned (dry) wood.
One other thing is that it can get away from you very quickly on a full load (especially if you got some locust in the box). You really got to babysit it and fiddle with the air control until it get going and then you need to gradually turn the air back. And then even after all that, if you got a full load in, it will go into a near runaway fire easily.
And when you shut the air off completely, you will surely get dirty glass on the bottom half due to the way the airwash pushes the exhaust in a curling motion down the glass.
It is a beast and is good for large areas. I often burn less than full loads to keep it under control.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004