Hello all, New to this site. I am replacing a stove and interested in one of the 3 mentioned. I have a 1700 sqf rancher and the stove will be placed in the basement. I have no experience with soapstone but they look very nice as does the Harmon. The Lopi has great features like the green start, large fire box and large viewing area for a more traditional looking stove. I am concerned about the LOPI having a cat. Have they improved over previous years. I heard that they were a problem,that is why I got a non-cat with my first stove. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.