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Wood Stove Review

Jun 17th 2020

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.

Vogelzang Ponderosa Wood Burning Stove

he Ponderosa features a reinforced plate steel construction and interior firebrick lining to insure years of service. The Ponderosa offers brilliant flame presentation through a ceramic glass window on the cast iron feed door.

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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
Vogelzang TR008 wood stove reviewDurango 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.

Wood Stove Flue Size BTU Rating Area Heated EPA Approved Max Log Size Firebox Dimensions Blower Included Firebrick Ash Pan Price Range
Vogelzang TR009 wood stove reviewPerformer 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.

Wood Stove Flue Size BTU Rating Area Heated EPA Approved Max Log Size Firebox Dimensions Blower Included Firebrick Ash Pan Price Range
US Stove 2000 wood stove review2000 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.

Wood Stove Flue Size BTU Rating Area Heated EPA Approved Max Log Size Firebox Dimensions Blower Included Firebrick Ash Pan Price Range
US Stove BEC95 wood stove reviewWood Circulator 6" (Top) 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.

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