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Review of --- 602 CB -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type:
Date Reviewed: 2020-09-19 14:37:09

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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 800
Bought in 2019 , Price Paid: 900
Location : Gordon, WI 54838, Chippewa Falls
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Likes: Looks great, easy lighting, simple operation, great heat.

Dislikes: Firefox may be just a tad small but you get use to it

Comments: I bought this little stove for my off grid log cabin. It 20'×30' with a 200sq ft loft. This stove is working very well and surprised me with its longer than stated burn times. I think the 5 HR stated burn time is more like 5 HR useful heat output with a full load of good hardwood. If I fill this stove full before bed and shut air completely I usually have enough coals to rake forward and reload without kindling after 8 hours. The heat this thing can put out is pretty amazing for such a little stove, I've had larger stoves that didn't seem to produce this kind of heat. Yes the firebox is small and you may have to cut your own wood as most wood suppliers sell 16"+ wood. I find 14" splits work best and you want them 3-5" wide so you can fill the box full with 3-4 splits for best performance. The cook top works great and is the hottest part of the stove, I've seen 900°+ on it so it will cook fast. Operation is simple, rake coals forward, load, leave air full for a few min then reduce air down as needed. I usually burn mine with the air fully closed since I have great draft with a straight up 22' chimney and also burn nice dry wood which is a must for all modern stoves. I was a little worried at first that this stove was undersized for what I needed it to do but so far it's working out well.

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