Gas stove ratings part 7 continues our reviews with a look at the Oranier, Pro-Com, Quadra-Fire, Regency, Solas, Sureheat, and Thelin brands.
ORANIER-- oranier-heiztechnik.de -<1*
These stoves are made in Germany and sold throughout Europe. The Panorama model has a modern look and feel. It uses piezo ignition instead of automatic and their website does not have a stated guarantee.
The QD250T units are vent free and do not have a fan so they can be used during power outages. They use manual controls with two heat settings but the warranty on the units is not very good.
This brand is from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES. The HUDSON BAY model is a steel stove with bay windows for an excellent view of the fire. The unit comes with a standard variable speed blower. The brand also offers basic cast iron units in small, medium, and large sizes that feature traditional styling. The Sapphire model has a more traditional look and feel to it. The units are all direct vented for efficiency and safety and feature their "TRUE GLOW" very realistic ceramic burner. The units are backed by a good warranty.
REGENCY----- regency-fire.com --------4*
This brand is from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS LTD. and the units feature the best warranty in the industry. Their ULTIMATE LINE features B vent models as well as direct vent units. The HAMPTON H35 model has a large heating capacity and a quiet variable speed fan to deliver heat to the room.
This brand is a division of PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING INC. The ONE6 FS is a direct vent stove with a large window for viewing the fire. They have a programmable thermostatic remote for increased comfort and offer an optional variable speed blower. The guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are vent free and are thermostatically controlled. They can be purchased online directly from the manufacturer but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is available in the U.S. and features units in the old pot belly style. The PARLOUR 3000 models have a heat output of up to 31000 btu/hr and a variable speed fan. The warranty on the units is not very good.