Stove Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Stove ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Avalon, Axis, Barbas, Bergamasca, and Blaze King brands.


This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES INC and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network. They offer non-catalytic units with low, medium, or high heating capacities. They offer an optional convection fan and an outdoor air kit for increased efficiency. They have a unique five sided convection chamber to direct the heat and get more out into the room. The warranty on the units is just not very good when compared to other brands.

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The 1700P is a clean burning stove with modern styling. They use outdoor air for combustion which saves energy and they are firebrick lined to hold the heat. The units have a large window for viewing the fire but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. The brand is a part of the SEGUIN DUTERIEZ GROUP.*

This brand is from INTERFOCOS and is available in Europe. The ECO models (shown here) are available either in cast iron models for the traditional look or steel units for more modern styling. The units use wood gasification technology for clean and efficient burning but the warranty on the brand is not as good as others.*

These stoves are made and sold in Italy. They offer a variety of models with ceramic, majolica, or soapstone exteriors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.


This brand is made in Canada by VALLEY COMFORT SYSTEMS and in the U.S. by BLAZE KING INDUSTRIES. The CHINOOK CBT is a catalytic model that has a built-in dual fan to circulate the heat throughout the room and is available with curved sides or flat to match the home's decor. The PRINCESS 1006 model is a catalytic unit for medium to small sized homes and features a thermostatically controlled damper to maintain efficient burning. The KING CLASSIC units are catalytic units for larger homes. The brand is only sold through authorized dealers and the warranty on the units is not very good.

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