there are variables.Unscraped pot,fairly clean stove,2-3 minutes.dirty stove and pot,4-5 minutes.Just cleaned stove,4-7 minutes,as auger has to refill.BUT I only burn softies,only thing out here,and I have the high altitude impeller,which gives me just a bit too much draft,but stove stays cleaner.If I go past 1/2 ton without cleaning stove,ignition time goes up,as airflow inside stove is lower.Did tests on this unit,I generally never go over 1/2 ton before cleaning(although,for testing,I went 1 ton,before),as the heat output greatly diminishes.This is on my Accentra.
Harman XXV...... typically 5-10 minutes unless the ignitor has an unbeknownst build up of ash on it, which then sometimes it gets to the point of dumping a few pellets over the pot edge, but will eventually light up.
Depends on whether there are pellets in the auger or not. Starting with an empty auger, it takes 3-1/2 minutes just for the first pellets to make it into the pot, and another minute or two to get enough pellets in the pot to kindle a flame.
If the auger is full or I prime the burn pot, sparks start flying at 3-1/2 minutes, flame within seconds thereafter.
Does anyone else put a squirt of hand sanitizer onto the pellets in the pot before starting it? It's pretty flammable stuff (alcohol). Fires right up. Piazzettas Sabrina. Without the added sanitizer mine is also 2-3 minutes.
it's up and running before the coffee is ready. I have never timed it. OTOH, lately in the morning I begin the shutdown on the Harman 52i about an hour before I leave for work. Then I turn off the the outlet using a wemo outlet. Set the fan switch back on. Then right before I leave work I turn on the outlet, and come home to a warming up house. It's great. I ordered 2 more wemo outlets for the warm mist humidifiers.