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Our top choice for a gas stove is the MANTIS BAY WINDOW from EMPIRE COMFORT. The brand is available in the U.S., Canada, and South America. The 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.
We continue our gas stove ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.
This brand is a division of EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS INC. and the stoves are available in the U.S. and Canada. The units are available in both unvented (not recommended) and direct vented models. They feature cast iron construction and traditional styling. They use a ceramic burner for realistic fires and offer options such as a blower, remote control, or wall thermostat. They have a dealer locator by zip code on their website but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
The CONQUEST ELITE models are small basic units that are sold through dealers. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the heat exchanger is not good.
These units are made in Canada. The FSDV28N units feature a modern bay window and a variable speed convection fan. The units use direct venting and offer an optional thermostat. The warranty on the electrical parts (motors, etc.) is not as good as many brands.
This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES INC and is available in the United States. The CYPRESS model features modern styling with views of the fire from three sides. The TREE OF LIFE model combines the modern three sided look with the traditional cast iron look and feel. The warranty on the stoves is not very good when compared to other brands.