Review of --- Chatham -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - into existing Chimney/Fireplace
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): 1000 | House Size (Sq feet): 2424
Bought in 2018 , Price Paid: 3200
Location : Huntington, CT 06484, US
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Berkshire Hearth & Home
Handsome but sturdy stove, puts out a lot of heat. Starts right up and has a good flame. Manual is pretty easy to understand, stove is simple to run, easy to adjust, and easy to clean.
Pellet hopper is designed so that there is a gap between lid and hopper when open, making it easy for pellets to escape when filling the hopper. Pellets also don't fall towards auger as well as they might, so it's a good idea to give them an occasional stir with your hand.
I really like this stove. The red enamel is a nice color (stove also comes in black enamel and matte black) and the lines of the stove are handsome. The hopper could have been designed just a bit better, but the issues mentioned above are really just quibbles and by no means a major problem. I would heartily recommend this stove to anyone. Dealer recommends running stove in manual mode, so as to save wear on the igniter, and so far we have been happy to do so. But stove can accept a thermostat, and I wouldn't hesitate to hook it up to one, since good-quality replacement igniters can be found for much less than the manufacturer's price.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004