I have read pollute, smokey, inefficient and more to discribe wonderful classic stoves, In favor of stoves that cost much and have less control yet are OKed by a Government agency. I won't discribe in greater detail what I think of the agency. We have Wood Stoves at both ranches, nether smoke, nether clog the stove pipe with muck. I used a barrel stove in our mountain home for years, before I bought the Centennial, that never smoked. OK, If I burn wet wood they will smoke but so will a 3,00000 dollar stove that Willoby was forced to buy. What of your stove, with proper dry fuel? Can you tune your stove so it heats nicely and cleanly or do thoes the Jaundice eyed discriptions fit the stove you are using?