The reliable, EPA-certified Lopi Endeavor produces enough heat to warm up 2,000 square feet. The Endeavor is approved for use in mobile homes and alcoves, and comes with a bypass damper that prevents smoke backup and reduces the need to rekindle the fire. To maximize its functionality, the stove can be fitted with optional accessories like a blower that distributes heat and an “auto-start” feature with built-in igniter and bellows. Available at Lopi dealers; $2,000.
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Buyer's Guide: The Best Wood Stoves
Lopi Endeavor Wood Stove
Englander Wood Stove
Hearthstone Heritage Soapstone Wood Stove
For an upscale wood stove it doesn't get much better than the Hearthstone Heritage. Constructed of heat-holding soapstone, the walls of this model provide gentle, radiant heat for hours after the fire has died out, all without becoming hot to the touch, like steel or cast iron. The effect is a machine that's safe enough to use in households with young children and pets. The EPA-certified unit is also approved for use in mobile homes and alcoves, making it perfectly versatile. Available at Hearth Stone Stoves; $2,999.
Pleasant Hearth Wood Stove
The 2,200-square-foot model from Pleasant Hearth comes highly rated by Amazon shoppers, who love the unit for its efficiency and large glass viewing door. With a front-loading cast iron door and brick-lined firebox, the Pleasant Hearth is a good choice for spaces up to 2,200-square-feet, and energy conscious buyers will enjoy the the EPA-certified 85% efficiency rating. Available at Amazon; $1,449.99.
Pacific Energy Alderlea T4 Classic
Wood stove enthusiasts find much to love in the Alderlea T4 Classic from Pacific Energy. Easy to use and efficient, the stove is equipped with a concealed cooktop and swing-out warming shelves to keep dinner piping hot. The convenient ash chute makes cleaning easier than ever. Available from Pacific Energy dealers; $2,000.
Drolet High-Efficiency Wood Stove
This high-efficiency wood stove from Drolet puts out a whole lot of heat—enough to keep a 2,400-square-feet home toasty warm. The spacious brick-lined firebox accommodates logs up to 22 inches long and an above-the-door air control feature makes this stove simple to operate. Available on Amazon; $1,509.99.
Vermont Castings Defiant FlexBurn Wood Stove
Certified by the EPA, the Vermont Castings Defiant is made from 100% recycled materials and fabricated using renewable energy. While the top-loading design helps you burn hotter fires for longer, the thermostatic air control maintains a nice, steady heat. A limited lifetime warranty ensures that this stove will serve you well for many winters to come. Available at Blazing Embers; $3,159.
US Stove EPA-Certified Wood Stove
This 2,000-square-foot US Stove model offers a range of features at a competitive price. The quiet blower ensures a cozy and comfortable living space, while the vented design traps airborne impurities. The elegant, arched air-wash glass door is as charming as it is easy to clean. Available at Amazon; $1,109.99.