Top Rated Pellet Stoves 2013 – 2014

Top 10 Pellet Stoves

Here, you will find the top 10 pellet stoves for the 2013-2014 season. This listed is compiled from information gleaned from reviews and consumer websites throughout the internet so your search can be limited to one site. All of the stoves are a great buy, but some will offer you more than the others.

Rated #1

Harman Stove P68Harman Stove P68

For those looking for the best in pellet stoves, it is hard to top the Harman Stove P68. This is one of the largest pellet stoves on the market with a huge heating output of 68,000 BTU per hour. This stove is able to provide a heating area of greater than 2,200 square feet so you will be able to heat most homes quickly and easily. The 76 pound hopper makes feeding the stove easy. It is by far one of the most powerful stoves the company offers.

Testing of the Harman Stove P68 has found that the specs listed with the company for the input and output heating abilities is accurate. It was also found that the stove was easy to clean and easy to load. It stands at the head of its class of other stoves able to use pellet or wood. The cleaning itself is the size of the ash pan so that it can easily be removed and cleaned out for use.

The direct vent in the rear of the stove makes sure that the home does not fill with smoke. The 24” size of the stove allow for a more pleasant viewing surface while the exact temperature controls on the model make sure you can adjust the temperatures in your home to where you want them to be.

The capacity and the controls on this model are easy to use and provide more heat than most of the other models. Those looking for an easy to use model with great heating power will not do any better than the Harman Stove P68. This model only costs $3,900 which is more than made up by the quality and craftsmanship that will make this stove last well into the next century.

Rated #2

Napoleon NPS40Napoleon NPS40

The Napoleon NPS40 has the ability to heat a large area with the capacity to heat at least 2,000 square feet. The model makes it possible to heat using a 43,000 BTU per hour stove. Along with the heavy duty exchange tubes of a 1/8 inch thickness, the transfer of power allows for the heat to be moved throughout the home.

The ability to clean the Napoleon NPS40 is easy with an ash pan that helps to remove the ashes quickly and easily from the stove. The model includes the ability to distribute the pellets evenly to create a full appearance of flames so that the look is always one that provides light and warmth.

The stove has a four stage fail-safe system to protect you and your home from possible problems. The stove has a safety shut down whenever there is a power failure. There is also a switch for low air pressure. The limit switch offers the ability to get high temperatures. An over-ride switch allows you to easily turn on the automatic blower.

The automatic igniter allows you to quickly and easily turn on the stove and start burning the pellets. Pellets easily feed into the front of the stove so you can get the ease of use you need to heat your home completely. Just open the top and feed the pellets to get the heat you are looking for.

The access panel on the Napoleon NPS40 allows you to change the auger speed as well as well as a blower that provides variable speed. The controls in the access panel are easy to use and make the model fully capable to provide the heat and versatility you are looking or in your home.

There are no tools requires to be able to access the combustion chamber. Removing the burn pot easily allows you to maintain your Napoleon NPS40 making the $2,350 price tag on the model a relatively inexpensive price to pay for such an easy to use model.

Rated #3

Continental CPS40

Those looking for a dependable model for heating their home can find it in the Continental CPS40. This model offers the ability to heat quickly and easily using an input power of about 43,000 BTU per hour. This provides a heating capacity of about 2,000 square feet. The model is able to take advantage of a 55 pound hopper so there are plenty of pellets to heat the room for up to 55 hours. Loading of the pellets is easy to manage with the front loading method in the top of the stove. Maintaining the temperature in the home is easy to do with controls that are easy to access and use.

There are kits available for the unit to make outside air available. The stove provides the ability to clean easily with an ash pan that is the same size of the burner pot. Solid cast iron design for the burn pot helps in assuring that all pellets are combusted quickly for maximum heating power. An addition of a hopper extension allows you to add in 5 more pounds of pellets at any given time for an even longer burn time.

The solid appearance of the Continental CPS40 can by updated using various accessories. The above average size allows the room to be illuminated by the glow of the fire while the rear vent makes sure that there are no emissions within the room to worry about. This stove rates at the top of the list not only because of its ability to heat a room quickly and easily, but also because of its ease of use. Lighting and adjusting the model for better heating within your home is fairly self-explanatory.

Another great feature of the Continental CPS40 is the price. At $2,350, it allows you to get heat you can count on for long period of time. The model is easy to install and easy to maintain making it one of the better stoves for those with limited time to maintain the stove they depend on for heat during the winter.

Rated #4

Lopi LeydenLopi Leyden

The cast iron appearance is one of the first things you will notice about the Lopi Leyden pellet stove. This model makes it possible for you to receive heating power for a room up to 2,250 square feet. This is due to the 45,100 BTU per hour combustion that is possible within the stove. Maintaining the heating power is easy to accomplish with the 50 pound hopper capacity. Loading into the hopper is easy and convenient with a top loading method. A burn rate of between 1.7 and 5.5 pounds per hour provides you with the control you need to get more from your pellets.

By setting the Lopi Leyden pellet stove to low, it is possible to get up to 29 hours of burn time. The large glass size on the front of the model allows you to easily enjoy the appearance of the fire throughout the day and night. A large vent provides the ability to remove any emissions from the home while steady state efficiency allows the model to heat easily.

The controls on the Lopi Leyden pellet stove are designed to allow you easier control over the heat in the home. Simply set the thermostat and it will provide constant heat. A remote control allows you even greater control over the settings for your unit.

The Lopi Leyden pellet stove is easy to clean with a large ash pan that is easy to remove. Maintaining the stove is easy to accomplish with easy access to the internal parts of the stove. Automatic ignition and distribution makes the stove almost completely automated in function. The shorter burn time is made up for in the appearance of the stove and the ability to heat a fairly large area.

At $3,600, this is one of the more expensive stoves you can purchase, but it is worth the cost when considering everything you will be able to do with the stove. Additional accessories allow you to get even more out of the stove. Installation and maintenance make the stove an easy choice for just about any home.

Rated #5

Enviro EmpressEnviro Empress

Heating your home is easy to accomplish with the Enviro Empress pellet stove. The stove has a large 55 pound hopper to make it easier to take advantage of the 41,000 BTU per hour burn rate you are able to get out of the stove. It is easy for the stove to heat an area of 1,600 square feet with an adjustable thermostat for greater amounts of heat whenever it is needed. The loading method is rated as very good which allows you to get more into the unit through the 45 –degree drop tube.

The convection system inside of the Enviro Empress allows you to get better heat and distribution without having to deal with a lot of noise. The fan has a variable speed of 105 cfm so you can easily customize the way you are heating your home. The 400w igniter allows you to quickly and efficiently turn on the stove so you can start getting heat right away. The free-breathing firebox makes it possible to have an even burn while the cast iron brick liner makes sure that the heat is being contained and distributed properly.

Cast iron doors on the Enviro Empress allow you easy access to the burn box. While the front of the stove is closed, it has been rated with a 1.7 g/hr emission test. This, along with the 83.5 percent efficiency of the stove makes it a very good addition to your home and safe to have in just about any environment. The leveling legs assure that the stove will always have the ability to feed properly and to get an even burn so less of your pellets are wasted to failed combustion.

Additional options on the Enviro Empress make sure you can get the kind of stove you want in your home. Changing the color as well as adding on a fire screen makes it possible for you to have the stove you want. The price of $2,900 will go up slightly with the addition of certain elements, but it is still an affordable alternative when you are looking to heat your home.

Rated #6

Quadra-Fire CastilleQuadra-Fire Castille

Those looking for a traditional looking stove can find it in the Quadra-Fire Castille. This cast iron stove provides the warmth of a glass face along with the classic cast iron look many want in their home. The burning capacity of 34,400 BTU per hour makes it possible to get the amount of heat you are looking for out of the unit without wasting a lot of energy. The stove has the ability to heat an area of 1,500 square feet so even fairly large rooms can get the heat you are looking for. The 40 pound hopper allows you to keep the stove fired up for a long period of time. The feed system has a patented design to make sure it will not jam while it is operation.

Maintaining the Quadra-Fire Castille is easy with a firepot that is easy to clean. Simply remove the ash pan and you can quickly dispose of all ashes. The aluminum tube heat exchanger makes it easy for the heat to be distributed throughout the room. Controlling the amount of heat being pumped into the room is easy to accomplish with a wall thermostat that can be programmed as well as a remote to operate the setting for your stove.

The Quadra-Fire Castille uses a herringbone brick interior to maintain a hot firebox and provide better heat distribution. The three heat settings available on the model make sure you are able to get the amount of heat needed to maintain the heat within your home.

Additional features on the Quadra-Fire Castille make it possible to customize the appearance of your stove. You can use the classic metal or black if you like. Baked enamel finish allows you to get the appearance you want so you will be able to get the look you want for your home. Purchasing the Quadra-Fire Castille is possible with only the price of $2,700. Additional features make it possible for you to get the look and the heating methods that you are looking for in your home.

Rated #7

Summers Heat 55-SHP10LSummers Heat 55-SHP10L

If you are more concerned about the heating capacity than you are about appearance, you can get what you need in the Summers Heat 55-SHP10L. The box shaped appearance is offset by the heating capacity of the 40 pound hopper. The ability to heat a room of up to 1,500 square feet makes it possible for you to get the heat you are looking for in your home. The 38,000 BTU per hour capacity of the stove makes it possible to get the amount of heat you need to quickly and efficiently heat your home.

Maintenance on the Summers Heat 55-SHP10L is easy with the ability to keep a clean glass face on the stove. An air wash system makes sure that the glass will stay clean. Window trim allows you to get a unique look that adds to the basic design of the stove. Easy access handle on the front door allows you the ability to get into the firebox whenever you want to. The double auger system makes sure that you are able to get all of the pellets into the stove so the heat is available when you need it. The digital control board allows you to easily set the temperatures for your stove and makes it possible to maintain the function of the heat settings.

The 3” pellet rear vent allows you to easily remove all of the emissions from the home. The Summers Heat 55-SHP10L is rated as usable in a mobile home so you can use it in just about any setting you feel you want it. To make sure that the stove is EPZ friendly, there is an outside air kit that is included with the purchase price of the stove. Additional features are available when purchasing and installing the stove.

The Summers Heat 55-SHP10L is an economical choice with a price tag of only $1,300. Easy to install and easy to use, it is no wonder this model is favored by those with a small home living in colder parts of the country.

Rated #8

US Stove Company 5500m 120-lb Pellet HeaterUS Stove Company 5500m 120-lb Pellet Heater with Auto-Ignition

Those looking for a massive amount of heating time will get what they are looking for in the US Stove Company 5500m 120-lb Pellet Heater with Auto-Ignition. This pellet stove has a massive 120 pound hopper so you can go for days without having to feed the stove even at the maximum temperature setting. The 48,000 BTU per hour output provides a lot of heat so you can easily heat a large area of your home. The feed system inside of the stove makes it possible to use just a small amount of pellets at a time while providing a large amount of heat.

Added to the fairly easy to use function of the stove is the possibility to get help from the customer service section of the company over the phone. The stove is easy to adjust with the settings so it is possible to get the heat you want in your home throughout the year. The ability to use a variety of pellets provides even more versatility in the heating of your home. Simply adjust the stove and you can use the pellets you desire.

The US Stove Company 5500m 120-lb Pellet Heater with Auto-Ignition has a distinct look with the oversized hopper adding to the appearance of the stove. Arched design on the front of the cast iron stove provides a great accent while the glass face offers the ability to enjoy the light form the constant fire burning in the firebox. Automated burn and feed system makes it easy to simply ignite the stove and allow it to provide the heat you need in your home. Adjustable thermostat makes it possible to get the perfect temperature in your home throughout the year.

Even with the 120 pound hopper, the US Stove Company 5500m is inexpensive at only $1,500. Installation will require a bit of planning because of the additional weight the stove has. Used in a large area, this will provide the heat and appearance you are looking for in a serious heating unit for your home.

Rated #9

Deluxe EnglanderDeluxe Englander

Massive heating areas are no problem for the Deluxe Englander. This model has the ability to heat up to 2,200 square feet so you can maintain the heat throughout your home. The adjustable heating settings for the blower make it possible for you to get more out of the BTU power that the stove provides. The on-touch ignition is all you need to be able to get the stove started and to keep it burning for a while. Maintaining the heat for a longer period of time is possible with a 60 pound hopper and a double auger system you will not find in many other models. The steel construction adds to the strength and heating capacity of the system.

Settings are easy to set and adjust with the use of a built-in blower system and a control panel that has been upgraded. Set temperatures for your home and the stove can provide the heat you are looking for without worrying about emissions. Efficient burning makes the stove EPA certified so you can put the stove anywhere you want it. The 3 inch pellet vent in the rear of the stove makes sure that all of the emissions are being properly vented and that the home is getting all of the heat you need.

The appearance of the stove is easily enjoyable. Brass finish on a black stove allows you to enjoy the look it provides your home. Easy access front door makes the firebox open to you whenever you need it. Clear glass panel on the front of the stove allows you to enjoy the constant burn of the pellets and the warmth that the fire appearance adds to any room.

The maintenance of the Deluxe Englander allows you to fully enjoy the stove. Ashes are easily removed and the glass panel on the front of the stove is cleaned by the air blowing system inside of the stove. The $1,600 price tag makes this a very affordable stove for those looking for a powerful, and attractive addition to their home.

Rated #10

Hudson River SaratogaHudson River Saratoga

Those looking for a unique look and a smaller stove can find it in the Hudson River Saratoga. This small stove burns at a whopping 30,000 BTU per hour. It has the ability to burn for a total of 40 hours at the right setting which makes the small stove a powerful addition to any home. A 45 pound pellet hopper makes it possible for you to simply feed the stove and let it heat the home for almost two days. The heating radius for the model is about 1,500 square feet which is perfect for anyone looking to save on the amount of room they are using for a pellet stove.

Maintaining the temperatures in your home is easy and efficient with a digital soft touch control system. Simply set the temperatures you want and the 85.5 percent efficient stove can deliver what you are looking for. The brick interior helps to maintain consistent heat levels within the stove for better heating of the home. Keeping the model clean is easily accomplished through the sliding ash tray. Remove the ash tray and empty it to maintain the burning capacity of your pellet stove even longer.

The appearance of the Hudson River Saratoga allows you to have a stove unlike any other. Not only is the tall and slender appearance a fun addition to any home, the red and steel finish is unique. Using baked enamel for the red makes sure it will last even when burning at the highest temperatures. The stove also comes in black whenever you are looking for something a little more traditional. Because of the appearance, it can be added just as easily to a living room as it is in a modern kitchen. It is the perfect thing for those living in a small home or a flat that has been converted into a living space.

Adding the Hudson River Saratoga to your home is easy to do with a $2,000 price tag. While this is slightly higher than some of the larger models, you are paying for convenience and power in a small package. This pellet stove delivers with the ability to feed pellets into the firebox quickly and easily.



No Responses to “Top Rated Pellet Stoves 2013 – 2014”

  1. B. Hummel says:

    I am looking for: largest hopper, fireplace insert, easy to fill pellet stove. Easy to clean. I have a huge fireplace. I don’t need something fancy, but something that will last forever. IE, no fancy electronics, no remotes… Just a large hopper, easy to feed, manual pellet stove I can set into a large fireplace,

  2. Jesus Pena says:

    Is there any such thing as wall inserted pellet stoves?

  3. Pierre says:

    Can we use a pellet stove as the main heating

  4. MsRiva says:

    Which pelletstoves are the quietest. Is there a decibel rating on each pellet stove. The decibel rating would complete a thorough review. Sensation, seeing, smelling, sound of working units to people add so much to the report besides mechanical and economics. Thanks

  5. KEN PTASNICK says:


  6. katem says:

    I don’t need to look at a fire I just want production because it’s going in the basement to heat 2500 sq. foot, three stories. Anybody wan to help?

  7. Gene says:

    You need to do a review on the Wiseway non electric pellet stove they have solved all the problems that Pellet stoves in general have and are fast becoming the new and best option for those wanting to heat with pellets. Without the fear of being left in the cold during a power outage or emergency. They are the only pellet stove giving you the ability to cook or heat hot water. They are in a class of their own a highbred so to speak they take the best of both products they operate on a natural draft like a wood stove but burn pellet fuel which is cleaner and easier to get but don’t have the mechanical issues and need of power like all other pellet stoves.

  8. Pamela says:

    We have owned a Harman for 16 yrs 2 different stoves to heat a 3000sq house, quiet, efficient, easy to clean, wont have any thing else getting ready to buy a new Harman stove. We use as the only heat in our home.

  9. Miss Tee says:

    Well mr or Mrs Hummel,
    My recommendation for good quality and simple to use pellet stove is from Hudson River. No fancy lights, all manual, and easy to break down to clean. If you want a big hopper, look for the Kinderhook. I bought mine at Ace Hardware (may not be available in all Aces). Loooove it!

  10. Miss Tee says:

    To Jesus.
    There are wall mounted pellets stoves but they can be hard to load and you will load it more often, but it isn’t the easiest to clean. Have not heard good remarks on longetivity for them in general.

  11. Mike says:

    looking to buy a pellet stove for my secondary heat source, does anyone know Comfort bilt and know how it rates ….please help

  12. Wendi says:

    I have a Quadra fire and the glass gets so black that you can’t see the fire. What do you recommend to clean it?

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