Stove Ratings part 17, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Stove ratings part 17 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Englander, Enviro, Esse, Ethos, and Eureka brands.


This brand is from ENGLANDS STOVE WORKS INC. The units are non-catalytic, EPA certified units and are available in two sizes. They feature an air wash system to keep the glass door clean and a convection blower is an available option. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and they are only sold by authorized dealers in the USA.* 

This brand is made by SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD. The KODIAK series units are available in three sizes and feature "progressive burn technology". They offer an optional blower kit and outside combustion air kit. The BOSTON models have a more traditional look and feel to them. The units have a pretty good guarantee and are available through dealers internationally.*

These units are made in the U.K. and are sold through their dealer network. They offer a wide variety of models that can burn a variety of fuels. They offer traditional styled units as well as those with a modern look and feel. The "Afterburn" combustion system provides for clean burning without the use of a catalytic converter.

The ESSE 1 (shown here) is their "entry level" stove and is lower priced than most. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.*

These stoves are made and sold in New Zealand. They offer a variety of models featuring large windows for viewing the fire. They use outdoor air for combustion and are clean burning but the guarantee on the firebox is not as good as some other brands.*

This brand is made and sold in Australia. They offer a wide range of units and use dual combustion for clean efficient burning. The SELECTION SERIES offers models with modern styling and large windows for viewing the fire. The warranty on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

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