I was a proud owner of Whitfields, Quadrafire Castile & Mt. Vernon but nothing compares to the Italian made Ecofire Prima. The stove is over 90% efficient and my pellet consumption is down by 30%. Beautifull Mojlica tile outside, this baby puts out 44k BTU's. Very quiet much quieter than my Quad's were. Self cleaning firepot to! Control panel on top has six different programs available that can be customized to turn on- off throughout the day or week. It also has night mode, standby mode and customizable automatic pellet feed power and blower motor speeds. My electric bill dropped also, uses 110 watts only! Comes with remote also. I have always been a tried and true american and always try and buy american products but, after doing the research nothing compared. My friend owns a Harman Accentra and after checking out my stove, he is putting his up for sale. If this stove catches on at less than $2,500.00, the American manufacturer's will get a run for there money ! Added a new picture this morning of the stove in action. Christmas week is supposed to get cold here in upstate New York, the Quad and hitfield struggled to keep the house warm, Let's see how the Pizza stove will do!