are not even close to looking like a normal wood stove.
Beautiful and elegant are the two words that come to
my mind. They use a material called soapstone which
is a rock that has the abilities to absorb direct heat,
insulate you from the blast of heat associated with
steel or iron and it can radiate the heat it absorbs
for hours after the fire is out.
Hearthstone wood stoves come
in many uniques shapes and sizes. They look really
cool and can enhance any room they are placed in. These
stoves are some of the best looking wood stoves on the
market. Hearthstone also incorporates a Euro design
that you have to see. The following Hearthstone
wood stoves qualify for a tax credit
Bari wood stove
is a European design that can rotate 180
degrees and locked into 13 different positions.
Not only is it a great looking wood stove
it can heat up to 1500 sq ft with a BTU
rating of 35,000.
burns at a 80% efficiency rate and a EPA
rating of 3.57 gm/hr. The beauty of
this stove is it's elegant colors and optional
blowers. With a cylinder shaped fire box
you'd expect small logs are the only option
but think again because you can cram in
17 inch logs.
is the largest of the cast iron wood stove
line. The Bennington produces 70,000 BTU's
which heats up to 2200 sq ft. The uniqueness
of this wood stove is you can load it from
either the front or the side.
emisson rating is 3.5 gm/hr and it can burn
at 76% efficiency. Another unique feature
is the heat time which can heat up to 2
hours after the fire is out. Burn
time for this wood stove is 10 hours.
Hearthstone craftsbury wood stove is what I call
a smaller version of the Bennington. It comes with soapstone
but what I like the most about this stove is the fact
you can get it in 5 different finishes. It burns
at 40,000 BTU's which heats a home around 1300 sq ft.
The embossed cast iron wood stove burns at a 81%
efficiency and emissions are 3.0 gm/hr. Burn times
are 7 hours and heat times are 9 hours. Maximum
long length is 17 inches and the firebox is rated at
1.5 cubic feet.
Equinox is a soapstone workhorse. Not only
does it look great it can heat a barn. Well, not actually
but it can produce 120,000 BTU's or 3,500 sq ft. Burn
times are around 12 hours and it will continue to heat
for another 4 hours. It is rated at burning 78%
efficiency and only 3.0 gm/hr of emissions. Maximum
log lengths is 25 inches inside a 4.0 cubic ft firebox.
Hearthstone Mansfield is not as large at the
Equinox but it's still big. At 80,000 BTU's it will
heat an area as big as 2500 sq ft. The burn time
is a good 10 hours and the maximum heat time is 14 hours.
The EPA rating of 2.8 gm/hr makes this a very efficient
stove and the firebox is 3.2 cubic feet with a maximum
log length of 21 inches.
Phoenix fits into the upper end of wood stove production.
It incorporates both soapstone and cast iron which combines
quick heat with long term heat. It burns at 60,000
BTU's, warms a home in the 2000 sq ft range. It burns
at a 75% efficiency rate and the emissions are a long
2.4 gm/hr. Logs up to 21 inches long can fit inside
the 2.2 cubic foot firebox. Turn time to heat
time is 8 hrs and 12 hours respectfully.
Heritage wood burning stove is beautiful.
Soapstone is all around this stove
which makes it a very attractive stove I've
seen. Like most other stoves it comes
in 5 different colors and a bunch of optional
at 55,000 BTU's it will heat a 1900 sq ft
home. It has one of the lower emission ratings
in the Hearthstone line at 2.77 gm/hr. The
efficiency rating is a good 81% and it will
handle 21 inch logs. The maximum burn
time at low settings is 8 hr.s and the heat
time is 12 hr.
has the lowest EPA rating at 1.9 gm/hr. 1800 sq ft is
what this stove can heat at a rating of 50,000 BTU's.
Along with a low emissions rating this hearthstone
stove has a very clean burn which is rated at 83.5%
efficiency. The maximum log length is is 21 inches
and the firebox is 2.0 cubic feet. The maximum
burn time is 8 hours and the maximum heat time is 12
Shelburne is a true cast iron wood stove. Much
like the Homestead it can heat a 1800 sq ft home, the
burn times are identical as are the heat times. BTU
ratings are the same but the EPA rating of the Homestead
is a little higher 2.1 gm/hr. Still that little
difference still makes it one of the more efficient
wood burning stoves on the market today. And the
other difference between the Homestead and Shelburne
is the efficiency rating which is 80% instead of the
83.5%. The firebox in both models are the same
as is the maximum length of log: 21 inches.
me the Hearthstone Tribute is a smaller version
of the Heritage pictured above. It will heat a home
in the 1300 sq ft range with a maximum BTU rating of
36,000. Burn time is not as long either and neither
is the heat life which is 7 hr burn and 9 hr. heat.
The EPA rating is an excellent 2.9 gr/hr and the
efficiency rating is again excellent at 83%. 16
inch logs fit into the 1.2 cubic foot firebox.
comments found on the web:
- Soapstone is
WONDERFUL. It really does hold the heat and radiate it to the room in a
very gentle manner. Our stove isn't a Hearthstone, but the really
intense heat you often feel standing next to a metal stove is not
present with soapstone. Sure, it's warmer close to it, but it's not
blasting heat. I doubt we'd have any other sort of stove ever again. It's that nice!
- We just purchased a
Hearthstone Phoenix this year. Overall I like it, although there are
issues that will need to be addressed. The door seal does not pass the
dollar bill test and the ash pan latch doesn't seem to latch properly.
But I like the Phoenix over the Heritage for it's more rounded lines
and the cast iron front. The kids can sit in front of it in the morning
to warm up while the stone heats up. The fire viewing is great! The
only time the glass gets dirty is on very low burns, but cleans itself
when burned hotter. I came from a cast iron, catalyst, Vermont Castings
Encore. Soapstone is a far superiour heat. I would consider going back
to cast iron, but I will never go back to a catalyst.
- Don't get too
nervous about the bad reviews. Hearthstone is making their stoves at a
torrid pace to keep up with demand this year. I got nervous too, but
then decided for every complaint, there's probably 100 or so satisfied
customers. Just check a few things on your stove before you fire it up
for the first time.
- I have had two
Hearthstone wood stoves. The first I purchased in 1987. It was almost
identical to the Heritage except it had a side mounted ash pan door, a
cast iron firebox, and a bi-metal thermostat for the air intake. I
can't remember what it was called back then. It was prone to
overfiring. After about seven years of use the cast iron firebox was
burned out and the cast iron smoke baffle destroyed. I purchased parts
to rebuild the firebox and smoke baffle only to have the same thing
happen a few years later. The stove still worked but burn time
decreased. I gave it to a friend of mine and bought a Heritage.
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