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Review of --- alpine -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2020-12-12 03:47:21

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): 1400
Bought in 2019 , Price Paid: 2400
Location : FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin 53538, United States
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Goldens Chimney Liner

Likes: 8-11 hours burn time at low burn using Oak
Fairly quiet blower
Very easy to operate
Very well done owners manual
CS is very good
The door glass says 95% clean, I may get a small brown spot in the lower left when doing a low burn .

Dislikes: I would have liked the rheostat on the blower rather than on the cord
Not really a con more my own issue. Is that I have 3 years of wood at 16-18" length and I need 14" to load N/S. So I need to cut a few inches off for N/S loading. E/W loading 16" split works fine.

Comments: We needed a smaller stove that would fit in our fireplace opening. This Kuma with a 1.8 cubic feet fire box lets us load up before bed and still have hot coals in the morning for reloading. I feel it performs best when loaded N/S. Just love the stove!

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