Gas stove ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Godin, Hampton, Hase, Hearthstone, Heat & Glo, Hillandale, HS, and Iron Strike brands.
These stoves are available in both modern and traditional styles. They offer standard steel stoves as well as ceramic units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
HAMPTON--- hampton-fire.com --------4*
This brand is made in Canada by FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL LTD and is sold in North America and Australia. They offer basic cast iron units, in three sizes, for the traditional look and feel. They offer options such as a variable speed blower, remote controls, and wall thermostats. The units are backed by a very good guarantee and they have a dealer locator by country and zip/postal code on their website.
These units are made in Germany and are available in Europe and the USA. They feature programmable digital controls with remote control and variable flame height. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is available in Canada and the U.S.A. The CHAMPLAIN 8302 is a direct vent unit that has traditional styling and is made of cast iron. It features a thermostatic remote and an efficient intermittent pilot ignition system. The units can be purchased directly from their website but it does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
brand is from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES which is a subsidiary of HNI CORP. The PALOMA models are European-style units while the TIARA models feature traditional cast iron style units that are available in three sizes. The units feature their "INTELLIFIRE" ignition system which is an intermittent pilot ignition system where the pilot is lit automatically when there is a call for heating. All of the units are direct vented for efficiency and safety. The units are backed by a good warranty and they have a dealer locator on their website.
The STAMFORD stoves are available with either conventional or balanced flues. The brand is a from BROSELEY FIRES and offers traditional styling. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
HS------------- hs-gas.co.uk --------<1*
This brand is from HUNTER STOVES and offers basic B vent units with a traditional look and feel. The VERONA 6 has more modern styling but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed by the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The Epic model features bay windows and a variable speed blower but the guarantee on the unit is not very good when compared to other brands.