Wood fireplace insert ratings part 4 continues our reviews with a look at the Clearview, Comfortbilt, Continental, Coonara, Cradle Mountain, Don-Bar, Drolet, and Ecoforest brands.
These inserts are made and sold in the U.K. The VISION INSET has a traditional look and feel and an air wash system to keep the glass clean for viewing the fire. They also have a durable stainless steel ash pan and a rotary riddling grate for easy cleaning. The unit is refractory lined for better heating but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is from SMG HEARTH AND HOME and offers three sizes of units. They have large windows for viewing the fire but their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good. The units can be purchased directly through their website.
These units are made in Canada by WOLF STEEL LIMITED and are available through dealers in North America. The CI 1402 features basic technology and a variable speed blower. The unit is refractory lined for clean burning but the warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands.
These fireplaces are made and sold in Australia by SHAMIC SHEETMETAL PTY LTD. The CCI are compact units with a three speed fan and a large glass for viewing the fire. The guarantee on the units is not as good as many other brands.
The NECTRE INBUILT units are made and sold in Australia and feature a large glass for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good.
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This brand is made in Canada and is available worldwide. Their models feature extra large glass with an air wash system to allow for great viewing of the fire. In addition to traditional single sided units, they also offer peninsula and corner models. Their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are from STOVE BUILDERS INTL. and are made in Canada. The ESCAPE 1400-I are EPA certified clean burning units that feature a variable speed blower and an air wash system. They offer an optional fresh air kit for enhanced operation and energy savings. The warranty on electrical parts is not as good as some brands.
This brand is made in Spain and is available throughout Europe. They are available in three sizes and feature large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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