I just wanted to give my review of likes and dislikes of the DS 160 . Also known as the energy max. My old stove was an all nighter so that's what I have to compare it to. The DS 160 has had a little over 1\2 cord burned in it this fall so far. It's in my basement with a hood over it and that's tied into my return on my duct work with a thermostat that kicks the heater on if it gets to whatever temp I set it at over stove. ( usually around 90-95) . I have 2 50 gallon hot water tanks tied to a coil inside of stove firebox to heat our water. I like quite a bit about this stove so far, really like the ash pan, and bimetal damper control of air. The stove starts extremely fast with just a couple pieces of paper and can rekindle a fire from very little coals in a short order . The temp is far better regulated than my old stove due to the bimetal damper. It took me some time to get used to it with how much to load . Old stove I loaded and shut air on low 3x a day. This stove I don't think I can "load" full. It would be to much , maybe when temps get lower. This stove burns coal ( I have 2 ton waiting) and am anxious to try it when it's really cold. I can get away with 2x a day to load 1/2 full now but I would have to rekindle from coals. I have 1 main dislike do far. It is with the dhw set up. I'm not sure why but it seems to over heat 1 tank in less than a day and blows off my temp valve. I recently added the 2nd tank in so I now have 100 gallons of storage but it looks like in 1 day of burning on fairly low and both tanks were at 150 degree. So I'm not sure this is going to work. I think it may make to much hot water. This stove weighs just under 1000lb . No light duty stove, it's built to last . It has secondary burn tubes that return the exhaust when the main damper is closed . I doubt this is the most efficient beast on the market. It's also not the worst. I would say it's a solid choice for a stove but not in living area. Needs to be in basement or a shop . It's not extremely pretty although it does have a glass in door for viewing. I am just a 43 yr old that's been burning since I moved out on my own and my dad burned since before I was born. I hope this helps anyone that had a doubt about this stove . I had a real hard time finding unbiased reviews when I decided to purchase this stove, that's why I am posting this thread. If anyone has a question about it let me know and I will try to answer it for you.