Stove ratings part 24 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Hillandale, Hitzer, Hongsheng, Horse Flame, Hudson river, and HWAM brands.
The MONROE SE stoves can burn wood or coal and offer an external combustion air intake option for energy savings. They feature traditional styling and are available in two sizes. The MONTERREY range offers models with a larger window for viewing the fire. The brand is only available in the U.K. and parts of Europe and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is offered in two basic models at 55000 or 92000 btu/hr outputs. They feature a more traditional style but offer an optional blower to distribute the heat. They are only available through a very limited dealer network and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
These stoves are made in China but feature European styling. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
HORSE FLAME-- hi-flame.com ------1*
This brand is made in China by HENAN HI-FLAME METAL CO. LTD. They offer models in traditional styles and feature clean burn technology.
The LITTLE ARTEMIS (shown here) is a "Defra approved" cast iron stove that has an airwash system to maintain clear views of the fire. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the stove body is not very good when compared to other brands.
The CATSKILL wood stove is cast iron with a traditional look and feel to it. The units have a durable stainless steel secondary air chamber for clean burning and is available in three colors. The brand is backed by a pretty good warranty but is only sold through a very limited dealer network in the USA.
This brand is made in Denmark and is available throughout Europe. They offer both free standing and wall mount units and feature their "automatic" combustion system to maximize efficiency. They offer an optional fresh air kit but the warranty on the firebox is not as good as many brands.
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