Gas stove ratings part 6 continues our reviews with a look at the Lopi, Majestic, Mantis, Monessen, and Napoleon brands.
This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES INC. The GREENFIELD model has three sides of glass for excellent views of the fire from any place in the room. The brand offers three sizes of direct vent gas stoves with durable cast iron construction and traditional styling. Their patented Ember-Fyre technology provides very realistic operation but the guarantee on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is from MONESSEN HEARTH SYSTEMS CO. and is available in the U.S. and Canada. The OXFORD is a direct vent stove made of durable cast iron with a ceramic burner. The CSVF series offers vent free stoves but we do not recommend them. All of the units feature traditional styling but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is from EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS and is available in the U.S., Canada, and South America. The Bay Window units are unmatched in heating efficiency with an AFUE of 93%. They can be vented with pvc pipe for flexible and fast installation. The units humidify the home's air during operation by capturing the water produced due to the high efficiency combustion. This water is then pumped to a tray where it is evaporated and then sent into the room. The units feature hot surface ignition and a three speed temperature controlled fan. The units are also backed by a very good guarantee.
This brand is available in the U.S. and Canada. The OXFORD is a direct vent stove made of durable cast iron with ceramic burner. The CSVF series offers vent free stoves but we do not recommend them. All of the units feature traditional styling but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The HAVELOCK stove features a built-in blower and bay windows for enjoying the fire. The KNIGHTSBRIDGE unit features electronic ignition with a battery backup and traditional styling. They also offer vent free units but they are not recommended. The warranty on the units is very good and they have a dealer locator on their website.