The Ashley stove arrived in good condition but we have not yet installed and therefore cannot comment on the performance of the product. Shipping by common carrier is a potential problem for most customers, as the driver would not leave the street and back up into our driveway.
After a few burns (break in) the stove quit that burning paint smell. Easy starts. Very impressed with the efficiency of it. And puts out a lot of heat! Very happy with the unit.
Good stove, even heat, easy to start. Large door with viewing window. Although the large door and sideways placement of wood can spill ashes out when opening the door. Has a metal shelf below so ashes fall onto it. Just a little messy sometimes
I have never received it yet please let me know what’s going on
This stove easily heats my 700 sq ft basement which includes a bedroom and bathroom. Very efficient considering the amount of wood burned and heat produced. Maintaining a low burn provides plenty of heat for this area. Stoked up for an overnight burn and burning damped fully down, I still had coals in the morning about 8 hours later to rekindle with. Based on a few nights of use, it kept the entire basement plenty warm (low to mid 70s F) with outside temps around 15 degrees F for about 6 hours before it began to slowly cool down and drop into the upper 60s. By then it was morning (about 8 hours later) and time to rekindle with the remaining coals. Running it in the day with the stairway door open, it will heat the upstairs as well (700 sq ft, 2 bedrooms and bathroom) so long as a steady medium burn is maintained throughout the day. I haven't attempted to heat the upstairs overnight. It would probably be chilly in the bedrooms (low-mid 60s) as the stove cools during the last few hours. I have another slightly larger stove (designed to heat 1200-1800 sq ft) for the rest of my home (1950 sq ft). Running both at a low to medium burn (based on position of damper) I have no trouble heating the entire 3350 sq ft (maintaining low-mid 70s) when outdoor conditions are teens/twenties F. As with any small stove, the only limitation for this one is having a long overnight burn. Even stoked with white oak, you're looking at 5-7 hours before it's going to begin cooling off; however, if you're there to feed it, it is capable of heating 1500-2000 sq ft unless your floor plan is prohibitive to air flow. A ceiling fan in reverse, if in the same room as the stove, does a great job of mixing and circulating the air. It will pull cold air off the floor, push it down the walls, and across the stove. Cold air from other rooms (with doors open) will be drawn towards the room with the stove helping to heat the whole home.