Summers Heat 55-SHP10L
Budget wood-pellet stove
Like most budget pellet stoves, this model is noisier, requires higher-quality (and more expensive) pellets and is less convenient that other stoves. There's no ash pan to make cleanup easy, and the 40-pound hopper needs refilling more often than others. The five-year warranty covers fewer parts, and some owners report early breakdowns. However, this basic stove does heat well, and owners say it saves money over traditional heating fuels. It comes ready to hook up to burn only outside air (to minimize indoor air pollution and drafts). It's rated for 1,500 square feet. Larger models are available for heating bigger areas, and the equivalent Englander pellet stoves are made by the same company.