Stove ratings part 26 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Scandia, Sedore, Seguin, Shenandoah, Sierra, Spartherm, and Stanley brands.
This brand is made in China and sold at BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE in Australia. The WARMBRITE stoves are basic units that are lined with firebrick. They have large windows for viewing the fire but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are available in the U.S. and Canada. The MODEL 3000 features corrugated walls which provides a larger surface area for heat transfer. The units do not have a blower and the combustion must be manually controlled. The units can burn other biomass fuels as well as logs and can be purchased directly through their website.
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These units are available in Europe and Northern Africa. All of the units use double combustion for clean burning. The JADE model is a relatively small stove (7 kw) while the TOPAZE is large (13 kw). The SAPHIR model is a cast iron unit with a traditional look and feel to it. The warranty on these units (especially the firebox) is not as good as many brands.
This brand is from SIERRA PRODUCTS and is sold in North America. The R77E stove is lined with firebrick for combustion efficiency and has a traditional look and feel to it. The R65 model can burn wood or coal for convenience. The warranty on the brand (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.
This brand is available in the U.S. and Canada. They offer a variety of units including both catalytic and non-catalytic stoves. The units require manual combustion control. They offer optional variable speed blower kits as well as an outside air kit. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the warranty is not as good as many brands.
This brand is made in Germany and Poland and is available throughout Europe. Their NATURE LINE offers units that can also burn pellets. Their LOFTLINE units feature sophisticated modern designs that look more like furniture than a heating appliance. They have a dealer search function by postcode on their website.
These units are made in Ireland and are sold internationally. They offer a variety of models and sizes including some that can burn coal, peat, or smokeless fuel as well as logs. The FIONN is a small model with a cooking surface on top and a traditional style. The warranty on the firebox (which is the most crucial part) is not as good as most brands in the industry.
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