With our pellet fireplace insert ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is as if you were taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have searched the manufacturers' literature and compared the brands using our years of heating industry experience to provide you with unbiased reviews. These units are designed to be installed into existing masonry wood burning fireplaces. We have given you our top picks followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.

AVALON ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available in the USA and Canada through authorized dealers. The AGP insert is EPA approved and is conveniently designed to burn all grades of wood pellets thanks to its horizontal rotary disc which slices up the pellets. The units have a very large hopper and feature durable stainless steel firebox construction but the warranty on the firebox is not as good as most brands. avalonfirestyles.com

BOSCA ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made in Chile and are available throughout the Americas and in Spain and Portugal. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not as good as most brands. bosca.cl

BRECKWELL ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from NATIONAL STEELCRAFTERS. The BLAZER model features digital controls with an automatic fire starter. They also have a stainless steel burn pot for durability. The MAVERICK model is a smaller unit that is "value priced" while the SONORA has traditional styling. The warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. breckwell.com

CAMINETTI MONTEGRAPPA ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Italy and is sold throughout Europe. The ATOMO fireplaces are available in three sizes and have a fan to circulate the heat in the room. The units have an automatic power system (APS) to modulate the heat output to match the needs of the home. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. caminettimontegrappa.it

CANALI DESIGN ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The IRIS fireplace inserts can be connected to the home's central heating system and can also produce domestic hot water. They are available in two sizes but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good. They are made in Italy and sold throughout Europe. canalidesign.it

CHAZELLES ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These fireplaces are made in France and are sold throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the firebox is not as good as many brands. chazelles.com

COMFORTBILT ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The HP22I features automatic ignition and a 44000 btu/hr heat capacity. The brand is from SMG HEARTH AND HOME and can be purchased directly from them but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. mcssl.com

COUNTRY FLAME ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from AMERICAN ENERGY SYSTEMS and can be purchased online directly from the manufacturer. The Crossfire has five manual heat settings and can also be connected to a thermostat. It features a self cleaning burn pot and a standard blower but the warranty (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many brands. americanenergysystems.com

EASY FIRE ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from Sierra Products and features a 12 volt control system. The units can be connected to a battery to operate during power outages. They have digital controls but the units must be manually started (an autolite system is optional). The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not very good. sierraproductsinc.net

ECOFOREST ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Spain and sold throughout Europe. They offer standard cast iron units with programmable controls as well as models that can be ducted. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. ecoforest.es

EDILKAMIN ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are available in Europe. They have two versions available and they use digital controls. Ducts can be connected to the unit to transfer the heat to other rooms. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. edilkamin.com

ENGLANDER ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are from ENGLAND'S STOVE WORKS. The 25-EPI units are EPA certified and offer one-touch ignition as well as a variable speed blower to circulate the warm air throughout the room. The warranty on the units is not as good as most brands. heatredefined.com

ENVIRO ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Canada by SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD. The MILAN features "tri-mode" operation where the unit can be controlled manually, automatically through a thermostat, or with two stages (hi/lo) through a thermostat. The unit has a variable speed fan as well as an air wash system. The EMPRESS model features an arched cast iron door for that traditional look and feel while the MERIDIAN model is a large unit with more modern styling. The warranty (especially on the heat exchanger) is not as good as many brands and their products are only sold through authorized dealers. enviro.com

EXTRAFLAME ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made in Italy and have a modern look and feel to them. They feature electronic controls with a remote but the warranty is not as good as many brands. Their website is not much help. lanordica-extraflame.com

GOLDEN EAGLE ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers one model (the Jackson) which can be purchased online from the manufacturer. The unit has five heat level settings and an output of up to 40,000 btu/hr. It features touch digital controls and automatic starting as well as an air wash system to keep the glass clean for viewing the fire. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not as good as most other brands. goldeneaglestoves.com

HARMAN ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES and are only sold through authorized dealers. The ACCENTRA units burn very clean and efficient because of their accordion style heat exchanger. The unit has a built in room sensor and features microprocessor controls that eliminate the need for a wall thermostat. An optional outdoor air kit is offered to save on your home's energy costs. The warranty on the units is good but is very complicated. harmanstoves.com

HEAT TECH ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand features both standard and bay units. They offer an optional blower and are available in several colors but the warranty on the units is not very good. heattechstoves.com

IRON STRIKE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed with the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The Winslow PI features bay windows for viewing the fire and SmartHeat technology. The units have a self-cleaning burnpot and automatic ignition for hassle free operation. They are backed by a good guarantee but are only sold through authorized dealers. ironstrike.us.com

JAMESTOWN ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The J1000 is a basic unit with a heating capacity of 38,000 btu/hr. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands but the units can be purchased directly through their website. jamestownpelletstoves.com

JOLLY MEC ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Italy and sold throughout Europe. The Syntehesis Line features fireplaces with electronic controls and a built-in humidifier but the warranty is not very good. jolly-mec.it

LOPI ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The AGP insert can burn all grades of pellets and is certified for clean burning by the EPA. The units are sold through dealers in the USA and Canada but the warranty on the units is not as good as most other brands. lopistoves.com

MAGNUM ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from AMERICAN ENERGY SYSTEMS and can be purchased online from the manufacturer. The Countryside model can burn several types of fuel and features traditional styling. The Winchester is more compact and has a large arched window for viewing the fire. The warranty (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many brands. americanenergysystems.com

NAPOLEON ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is sold through dealers in North America. The ECO PELLET INSERT has a built in blower and features automatic operation. The unit has digital controls with a temperature sensing remote but the guarantee on the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. napoleonfireplaces.com

PASIAN ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These fireplaces are made in Italy and are sold throughout Europe. They offer standard, ducted and hydro models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. pasianpellets.it

PHEBO STUFE ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Italy and features cast iron inserts. They have a unique pellet loading cassette hopper for easy loading. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. phebostufe.com

QUADRA-FIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The CASTILLE models have a traditional look and feel while the SANTA FE units are more modern looking. The brand is from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES and features easy clean firepots but only an average guarantee for the units. quadrafire.com

REGENCY ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

These units are from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTL. and sold through dealers in the USA and Canada. The GREENFIRE GFI55 features a large bay window for wonderful views of the fire. The unit has a relatively large hopper (55 pound) and a variable speed blower for enhanced comfort. An optional thermostat is offered and the units are backed by a good guarantee. regency-fire.com

SUMMERS HEAT ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are from ENGLAND'S STOVE WORKS. The 55-SHPEPI units are EPA certified and offer one-touch ignition as well as a variable speed blower to circulate the warm air throughout the room. The warranty on the units is not as good as most brands. heatredefined.com

TIMBERRIDGE ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This is another brand from ENGLAND'S STOVE WORKS. The 55-TRPEPI units are EPA certified and offer one-touch ignition as well as a variable speed blower to circulate the warm air throughout the room. The warranty on the units is not as good as most brands. heatredefined.com

TIMBERWOLF ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made by WOLF STEEL LTD and is available in North America. The TPI35 is a basic unit that is certified to burn a 50/50 mixture of wood pellets and corn as well as wood pellets only. They offer an optional remote control but the warranty on the unit is not as good as other brands. timberwolffireplaces.com

VISTAFLAME ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The VF100 is made in Canada by SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES. It is a fully automatic unit with a bay window for good views of the fire. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. vistaflame.ca

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