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Wood Stove Review

Today's wood stoves have a lot to boast about! Whether they're used to heat an entire home or zone heat just a few rooms, homeowners have labeled wood burning stoves a long-term solution to expensive home heating bills and an overall great addition to their homes in countless wood stove reviews. Wood stoves are becoming increasingly popular for more than just their ability to reduce home heating costs and dress up a room. Heating with wood warms your home using a renewable heat source and modern wood stoves are required to meet EPA clean air standards so they also protect the air we breathe while filling your home with the inviting sounds, smells, and flame presentation of a wood burning fire.

The following wood stove reviews focus on a variety of wood burning stoves from Vogelzang, United States Stove Company, Osburn, Napoleon, and Drolet. These wood stoves were chosen based on our customer's top picks.  Compare wood stoves below, read editor reviews, and even see what some of our customers had to say about their wood burning stove and how it has improved their quality of life.


Wood Stove Review Chart


Wood Stove Flue Size BTU Rating Area Heated EPA Approved Max Log Size Firebox Dimensions Blower Included Firebrick Ash Pan Price Range
wood stove reviews

Mountaineer
6" (Top) 104,000 2,000 sq. ft. No 22" 14" Deep x 23" Wide x 10" High Yes Yes Yes $900-
$1,010

Editor's Review: The Mountaineer wood burning stove by Vogelzang is a great choice for homeowners who wish to heat a medium  size area or zone heat the family room or a couple of smaller rooms where you and your family spend the majority of your time. The Mountaineer comes with a 100 CFM blower to circulate warm air throughout the home for added comfort and warmth and a firebrick lining to promote more uniform heating and prolongs the useful life of the wood stove.

I have been using this stove for 1 month now, the electric co. will not like it at all, unbelievable how much heat this unit puts out. Get lots of comments on it from all who see it. Another thing it is very easy on the woodpile. It is a nice unit and I tell all this is a great stove, and anyone who wants an excellent stove to heat their home look no farther this is it.

Vogelzang TR008 wood stove review

Durango
6" (Top) 73,790 1,800 sq. ft. Yes 26" 27" Deep x 13.5" Wide x 9" High Yes Yes No $900-
$1,200

Editor's Review: The Durango wood burning stove is a medium sized wood stove that has powerful heating capabilities. The Durango wood stove packs a powerful 73,790 BTU rating and operates with advanced turbo burn technology which delivers secondary air to the top of the firebox to virtually eliminate emissions and ensure more complete combustion with a series of cross-drilled re-burn tubes in the air tight firebox.

This stove is awesome. I bought this stove for a friend to replace his old antique stove. This stove burns so much better and will save a lot of my time as I won't have to cut so much wood this year. The efficiency is unbelievable and I may be purchasing another to replace my old stove.

Vogelzang TRoo9 wood stove review

Performer
6" (Top) 119,000 2,200 sq. ft. Yes 20" 17" Deep x 21" Wide x 9" High Yes Yes Yes $1,100-
$1,200

Editor's Review: The Performer is a large wood burning stove by Vogelzang that offers powerful heating performance and a 75 percent efficiency rating. The Performer heats up to a 2,200 square foot area and disperses heat throughout the entire home with an adjustable 100 CFM high speed blower. The Performer Wood Burning Stove will give you up to 12 hours of continuous burn time on a single load of firewood. The heating capabilities of the Performer are great for heating large homes, drafty homes, and houses with poor insulation or high ceilings.

Good quality and gives off a lot of heat. I'm looking forward to testing it through the winter in my northern PA mountain cabin.

Vogelzang TR001 wood stove review

Defender
6" (Top) 68,000 1,400 sq. ft. Yes 16" 12" Deep x 18" Wide x 10.5" High Yes Yes No $900-
$1,100

Editor's Review: The Defender wood burning stove operates for up to eight hours on a single load of firewood. This medium sized wood stove is great for zone heating a couple of rooms in your home or a moderate sized room. The Defender wood burning stove by Vogelzang includes an adjustable high speed blower that circulates warm heat throughout the home for added comfort and heating efficiency.

This stove just gets better with use. Heats up fast with great secondary burn. The blower isn't really all that noisy & moves alot of heat.

Vogelzang TR002 wood stove review

Shiloh
6" (Top) 68,000 1,400 sq. ft. Yes 18" 12" Deep x 18" Wide x 10.5" High Yes Yes Yes $900-
$1,200

Editor's Review: The Shiloh wood burning stove is one of the cleanest burning wood stoves on the market today. This EPA approved wood stove features an innovative design that results in hotter fires to produce maximum heat and optimum performance. The Shiloh by Vogelzang is a medium sized wood stove that is capable of burning for up to eight hours on a single load of firewood.

Just installed my new Shiloh and I couldn't be happier. It performs better than I expected. If your looking for a small stove this is an excellent choice. The shipping was surprisingly fast. It was packaged well with no damage!

Vogelzang VG450ELGB wood stove review

Frontiersman
6" (Top) 102,000 1,000 sq. ft. Yes 17" 12" Deep x 18" Wide x 10" High Yes Yes No $600-
$800

Editor's Review: The Frontiersmen wood burning stove by Vogelzang is a small wood burning stove that is perfect for heating smaller areas or zone heating a single room. The Frontiersmen circulates heated air from the wood burning fire throughout the home with a high-speed F-4 blower. The Frontiersmen will provide up to 4-6 hours of heat on a single load of firewood.

Vogelzang BX42E wood stove review

Deluxe Boxwood
6" (Top) 106,000 1,200 sq. ft. Yes 27" 29" Wide x 15" Deep x 12" High No No No $400-
$500

Editor's Review: The Boxwood stove by Vogelzang is a small wood stove that provides both heat from the wood burning fire as well as radiant heat from the cast iron build of the stove. This small wood burning stove is great for heating small areas like workshops, hunting camps, barns, and cabins and is EPA approved.

Vogelzang VG820E wood stove review

Heartwood Circulator
6" (Back) 125,000 2,000 sq. ft. Yes 24" 24" Deep x 11" Wide No Yes Yes $900-
$1,200

Editor's Review: The Heartwood Circulator is specifically designed to circulate heated air throughout your home. The Heartwood by Vogelzang has a bi-metallic thermostat that provides automatic controlled combustion for even heating and a draft intake system to ensure safe and efficient wood burning sessions. The Heartwood Circulator is great for heating medium sized areas that are up to 2,000 square feet.

In 1980 while living in northern Michigan, we had a very similar stove. They're excellent. Low maintenance easy starters, efficient, easy loaders, little or no smoke coming into the home while refueling. Just wish these stoves could be made in America to keep our citizens working... Thank you.

US Stove 2500 wood stove review

Country Hearth
6" (Top) 65,000 2,000 sq. ft. Yes 21" 22 3/4" Wide X 12 3/4" High Yes Yes Yes $1,250-
$1,300

Editor's Review: The Country Hearth wood burning stove is a medium sized wood stove that will heat up to 2,000 square feet. The Country Hearth wood stove includes a warm air blower that circulates heated air throughout the home for constant comfort control, heating efficiency, and reduced home heating costs.

US Stove 1100 wood stove review

1100
6" (Top) 60,000 1,100 sq. ft. Yes 16" 10.72" High x 18.16" Wide x 12.30" Deep Yes Yes Yes $750-
$800

Editor's Review: The 1100 is a small wood burning stove that will provide enough to to warm a small room or take the chill out of the air when using it to zone heat a single room. The 1100 is EPA approved with a black and brass build that will provide both an economical and attractive means of reducing home heating costs.

US Stove 2000 wood stove review

2000
6" (Top) 89,000 2,000 sq. ft. Yes 21" 12" Deep x 22.75" Wide Yes Yes Yes $900-
$1,100

Editor's Review: The 2000 wood burning stove features a 89,000 BTU rating and a medium size build that will heat up to 2,000 square feet. This EPA approved wood stove is great for heating a couple of rooms at a time or zone heating a moderate size room. The 2000 wood burning stove by United States Stove Company features a 100 CFM high-speed blower to circulate warm air throughout the home for efficient wood burning sessions and reduced home heating costs.

US Stove BEC95 wood stove review

Wood Circulator
6" (Back) 45,000 1,200 sq. ft. Yes 24" 15" Wide x 26.25" Deep x 19" High No Yes Yes $1,000-
$1,200

Editor's Review: The Wood Circulator by United States Stove Company is very inexpensive to operate and is perfect for heating medium sized areas of up to 1,200 square feet. The Wood Circulator will work great as an alternate heat source to zone heat one large room or a few smaller rooms throughout your home. Using a Wood Circulator to zone heat your home will save you money on your annual home heating costs.

US Stove 6041 wood stove review

American Harvest
3" (Back) 45,000 1,000-2,000 sq. ft.       Yes Yes Yes $2,000-
$3,000

Editor's Review: The American Harvest wood burning stove is a multi-fuel stove that will burn corn and pellets and can be easily adapted to burn other fuels, such as soy beans, olive pits, cherry pits, bio mass fuel grains, and processed silage. The American Harvest is a medium sized wood stove that is easily operated with a push button ignition system and a digital control board with built in diagnostics and LED readouts making testing, start up, and operation a breeze.

Drolet HT2000 wood stove review

HT 2000
6" (Top) 95,000 1,000-2,700+ sq. ft. Yes 19" 22 1/2" Wide x 18" Deep No Yes Yes $1,750-
$1,950

Editor's Review: The HT 2000 is a powerful wood burning stove that uses high tech controlled combustion to heat large areas of up to 2,700 square feet. This large wood stove is lined with refractory bricks to allow enhanced heat distribution and a single air intake control that offers maximum comfort and efficiency. Perfect for heating drafty homes, poor insulated homes, or homes with high ceilings or a lot of windows.

Drolet Pyropak wood stove review

Pyropak
6" (Top) 35,000 500-1,000+ sq. ft. Yes 17" 18" Wide x 12.5" Deep x 9.25" High No Yes Yes $800-
$900

Editor's Review: The Pyropak is a great wood burning stove to use in warm climates that don't require a lot of BTU heat or for smaller rooms that just need a little warmth to take the chill out of the air in the mornings or evenings. The Pyropak is also the perfect size to provide a small amount of zone heat in a single room. This small wood stove operates with high efficiency controlled combustion to heat up to a 1,000 foot area or less.

Napoleon 1100CP wood stove review

1100CP
6" (Top) 11,700
42,200+
600-1,500+ sq. ft. Yes 18" 18" Wide x 12" High x 13 1/2" Deep No Yes Yes $1,500-
$1,700

Editor's Review: The Napoleon 1100CP is an efficient wood burning stove that uses a single lever burn control to regulate primary and secondary air and establish a perfect mix and a clean burn. This medium sized wood burning stove circulates cool room air around the firebox, heats it, and then returns it back into the room and heats an area of up to 1,500 square feet. Add the optional blower to the Napoleon 1100CP to circulate warm air throughout the home and cover more area.

We are loving our stove. It warms our home well, plus are enjoying the fire place feel. Not real happy with the little pan underneath of it, but we have a coal bucket and shovel that works just great.

Napoleon Timberwolf wood stove review

Timberwolf
6" (Top) 52,000 500-1,500+ sq. ft. Yes 18" 20 7/8" Wide x 11 5/8" High x 11 5/8" Deep No Yes No $720-
$1,200

Editor's Review: Whether you plan to heat an entire medium sized home or zone heat a single room, the Timberwolf wood burning stove by Napoleon is a great choice. The Timberwolf is clean burning and cost effective to lower home heating costs and meet EPA standards. The firebrick that lines the firebox is a key part in the advanced burning system of the Timberwolf as it holds and maintains the heat produced from the wood burning fire to achieve the temperature necessary for low emissions.

Osburn 2300 wood stove review

2300
6" (Top) 85,000 500-2,300 sq. ft. Yes 20" 18.5" Wide x 13.75" High x 21" Deep Yes Yes Yes $1,800-
$2,000

Editors Review: The Osburn 2300 is a powerful wood burning stove that provides a major source of heat perfect for heating an entire home. The Osburn 2300 operates with 75 percent efficiency and uses an advanced wood combustion system, including a secondary air source, to reduce fuel wood consumption up to 33 percent. The Osburn 2300 will pay for itself in one wood burning season with the money you save on your home heating bill.

Vogelzang Ponderosa wood stove review

Ponderosa
6" (Top) 152,000 2,600 sq. ft. Yes 20" 26" Deep x 18 1/2" Wide 12" High Yes Yes Yes $1,000-
$1,200

Editors Review: The Ponderosa is a powerful wood burning stove that provides a major source of heat perfect for heating an entire home. The Ponderosa operates with high efficiency and uses an advanced wood combustion system, including a secondary air source, to reduce fuel wood consumption up to 33 percent. The Ponderosa will pay for itself in one wood burning season with the money you save on your home heating bill.


Wood Stove Review Summary

NorthlineExpress.com has over 35 years of experience in offering quality home leisure products that improve the quality of life. We believe that all of the wood stoves included in our wood stove review article and all of the wood stoves that we offer on our site do just that. Whether you live in the desert and need a wood stove to take the chill out of the air on those cold desert nights, or you live in Northern Michigan and need a wood stove to heat your home throughout the cold winter months, we have a large collection of wood stoves to fit your situation.

Wood stoves are basically placed in 3 categories including small, medium, and large. A small wood stove will generally heat anywhere from 600-1,000 square feet, a medium wood burning stove will heat 800-2,000 square feet, and a large wood stove will heat anywhere from 800-3,00 square feet. The more area that you need to heat, the more BTUs you are going to need your wood stove to produce. BTUs and heating area alone isn't enough to tell you which wood stove is right for you.

When comparing wood stoves and wood stove reviews, it's important to know the area you need to cover and have an understanding of the layout and certain characteristics of your home. You will need to know if your home is well insulated or poorly insulated, you'll need to pay attention to how many windows are in your home, and how high your ceiling is. You'll also need to consider your geographical location and climate.

Many homeowners just like you have switched to heating their home with a wood burning stove and have experienced lower home heating bills in doing so. In just one season of using your wood burning stove, it will pay for itself with the money you save on your annual heating bill whether you use the wood stove as a primary heating source or as an alternate heat source for zone heating.

We hope that this wood stove review article will help you choose the perfect wood stove for your application. The wood stoves chosen for this wood stove review were based on the wood stoves that are most popular with our customers at NorthlineExpress.com.

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