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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920

Review: Vermont Castings Aspen 1920

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Good stove so far for the price. I've had it about 2 months. Burns solidly and the heat is consistent. I give it a 4/5 rating.

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by ChromeDomeVT on February 15, 2014

Junked a Jotul stove that I couldn’t keep lit for more than 10 minutes without babying it to death. Never got it to work. Took a chance with the Aspen. Some newspaper, some kindling, one...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920 - Works Great!
Reviewed and rated by KQuinn - Virgiinia on January 25, 2014

Read most every review on this site when prepared to buy the Aspen. Seemed to be 50/50 on likes and dislikes.
We ended up getting the Aspen for our 1900s farm house. It is in a family room...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920 Ease of use and burns well.
Reviewed and rated by WOLFSPELL on December 21, 2013
It is a great little stove. Will burn 18“pieces of wood as long as you can get it in and are able to shut the door. I never burn uncured wood….that’s like shooting yourself in...
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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by MtMan on October 28, 2013

This is a very nice stove if you don’t need to heat with it. It looks quite nice, but it has a basic design flaw that prevents it from burning properly with the door closed. The inlet air...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by jay on February 13, 2013

I bought an Aspen used a little over a month ago. It has been running 24/7 ever since and the stove works fine. The stove was chosen for the specific BTU rating, we only...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Billsp on January 29, 2013

Read the reviews. Most of the good reviews of this stove have some sort of conditions you have to follow or adjust to make this thing work.
Would you buy a car that was reviewed as needing...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Justin on January 10, 2013

ON my review I did not give five stars, I don’t know why it shows up inaccurately. I gave a rating of 4 4 and 3 for ease of use

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by justin on January 10, 2013

For my first wood stove I bought a Vermont Castings Aspen and installed it about24 hours ago. After reading a bunch of negative reviews I was concerned that it might have been a bad purchase, I...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Paully on January 08, 2013

I’ve been heating in cold northern climates for over 30 years. I keep a good woodshed and only burn year seasoned wood.
I bought one of these when we moved to a smaller well insulated...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Tenlakes on December 23, 2012

I did an internet search today to figure out why this stove was choking out so badly. I had cleaned the chimney and shop vac’d the interior, and still no luck. I’ve had it for 3...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Bruce on December 18, 2012

Got the stove used from a guy who couldn’t make it work. He said he was selling it because it wasn’t big enough to heat his camp here in Maine, but that was a story. He thought he was...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by BradW on February 05, 2012

Here’a a thought – go online to Vermont Castings and read the owner’s manual. This stove performs exactly as the manual says it will. No better and no worse.

Also,...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Grumpy Cat on February 05, 2012

We have used this stove for 6 years to heat our 500sq ft cabin in NW Montana. A lot of the prior complaints woulds seem to be due to improper operation. This is not a big stove and it’s...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by bad stove! on December 10, 2011

we have 3 wood stoves now in 3 buildings and this stove is big junk. 3 years old and has a large crack on the top / door pins broken/ bricks all fell out/ wont hold a fire for more the 3 hrs...

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Terrible! Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by NYGirl on December 03, 2011

I’ve had this stove for 10 years and it’s been nothing but problems. alwasy hard to get goign and keep going. Thermostate doesn’t work, have to leave door open. Within 2 years...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Cincinnati Aspen on November 24, 2011

We are into our 6th year with our Aspen. I can tell anyone from well worn experience the the MOST IMPORTANT THING TO...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by scott on November 19, 2011

This stove is a Knock off of the waterford 100B wood stove, I have the waterford stove it was made back in the 80’s and has the front and rear vent which the 1920 model lacks .

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by 1899victorian on November 04, 2011

We have had our Aspen for 8 years and will say it is by far the best stove I have owned (had at least 5 others) It keeps our 1600sq ft 1899 built house at around 70 deg all winter and we have...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by dooberheim on October 29, 2011

Have used this stove in a 560 sf house in mid Missouri since 2005. It is quite efficient – I burn perhaps a cord and a half of wood all winter and hardly ever use my gas furnace. However,...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Kirk on October 07, 2011

I’m going on my third winter with this stove and I’ve found it to be a well built, quality wood burner. Do not over estimate the Aspen; it operates/functions to warm 600 sq ft as...

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Reviewed and rated by Bob S. on September 20, 2011

I have had this stove for ten years and have grown up with a woodstove in the house. I can heat 75% of the house within a few hours of starting it. Yes, you must leave the door open a crack for...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by gayanekarapetyan1608@mail.ru on May 08, 2011

Hello,
I would like to offer you a wood stove of a new a type which uses twice less firewood than old type stoves to release a certain amount of heat. . The coefficient of efficiency of...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Montana comment on February 15, 2011

We’ve used this stove for 4 years (4th season) and have had very little trouble with it. I installed in an alcove, using the back vent so there is a 90 degree bend in the flu. We heat an...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by RTW on January 11, 2011

I’ve read most of the comments on here about having to leave the door open, sooty glass, no flow,, no heat, etc etc.

I just bought (Dec 29th2010) my stove and hooked it up myself,...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by ccw on December 13, 2010

Oh my goodness! Had it for 2 weeks now and our 1500 ft home is warm all over and 84 degrees at first 1000 sq ft. It burns all night when dampled-down and if it goes out (twice now) it stays warm...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Reviewed by GR survivalist Dec. 2010 on December 12, 2010

Get another stove. Poor engineering if any or poor fabrication. In any case doesn’t draw well. Need to leave door open for long period to get fire started. Does not heat well & has...

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Vt. Castings Aspen 1920 - poor design at a high price
Reviewed and rated by 6gillshark on November 26, 2010

Like many others here I am extremely disappointed in this stove. The draft is horrible. I also have to leave the door open to get this thing to stay lit. My pipe is 18 feet tall, and goes...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Vtjeepr on November 02, 2010

I have had my aspen since Oct of 09. It sure is a finicky little bugger. I have had a very had time figuring out how to get it to burn well. Creosote buildup has been an issue as well as draft...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by jagwire on October 12, 2010
This stove needs a vent in the front, I always have to leave the door open a crack to create enough of a draft. If I close the door before the fire is roaring all it does it sit there an smoke,...
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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Chris on October 03, 2010

Brilliant stove! I live in Yorkshire in the UK and I wouldn’t be without my Aspen and would recommend it to anyone. I have a 9 metre long chimney which is lined with a stainless steel 6...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Dave L on August 29, 2010

I have had this stove since 2005 in my 800 square foot heavily insulated vacation home in the Michigan UP. For the last two years the stove has been run 24/7 from November through April. The...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Jonathon on February 20, 2010

I think most of the complaints in reviews are due to a bad chimney. Too big, too cold, too many bends, or blocked with creosote will definitely screw up this stove. You do need to keep the air...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Dave on January 20, 2010

Just purchased stove this week- installed last night. Very happy with quality so far. Had first fire last night- burnt beautifully. happy we baught it.

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Reviewed and rated by Fred Kent on December 31, 2009

I purchased mine in 2001 and it works fine. I have an outside masonry chimney that is quite cold, so I do need to open the door to get the fire going. Once warmed up, I burns fine. I generally...

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Reviewed and rated by Bonnie on December 17, 2009

Piece of crap. How can you justify a woodburning stove that you have to leave the door open on to get it to burn?! Took hours to heat a 320 sq ft room with a nearly straight stovepipe because...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Brian on December 07, 2009

I have have my stove for 3 seasons now. The efficiency of the stove largely depends upon the quality of the wood. Well seasoned oak will not produce much creosote, but the stove will produce a...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by jannoyes on October 30, 2009

will not buy another,have to keep door open to get draft as there is no draft vent on the front like all others stoves.not safe and fire will go out if no draft,damper never worked well and have...

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Reviewed and rated by yrag on September 29, 2009

Have used this stove for three years and will not get another one. The thermostat doesn’t work very well,there is a crack in the top of the stove. It stopped burning with the door closed...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by R. L. Gerber on July 06, 2009

Have used the stove 7 years, continuous all winter. Like others, I need to leave the door slightly open to burn well. The top cracked a couple of years ago, but the draft draws air in so has...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Barney on June 27, 2009

I have had mine for several years and the only big problems I’ve had were my doing. When I got it I used flex duct to go around fireplace damper and that got plugged with soot. Since then I...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Smokeywoodstover on May 15, 2009

New stove had very poor draft. My chimny goes straight up with no elbows so I didn’t think it was caused by chimny. Had to leave stove door open a crack otherwise fire would go out. ...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Priscilla on April 17, 2009

This is a wretched stove. Ash clogs the vent easily and you have to remove a part with a screw driver in order to clean it out. We had one and my husbands parents had one. Both have now been...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Aspen User on March 04, 2009

The stove took some getting used to. Keeping the airways clean are essential to smooth operation. It will not heat large spaces but is a very efficient heater for a great room or large family...

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Vermont Castings Aspen 1920
Reviewed and rated by Pines IN on February 17, 2009

I have had this stove for about 4 months and primarily use it on the weekends. It’s a great heater for my small / weekend home. However, the finish (Classic Black) started to...

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Terrific stove all around
Reviewed and rated by AspenLover on January 25, 2008

I have to say this is really a great stove. It was in my price range when I bought it and I was skeptical at first, but it’s a proven heater in my house. I installed it myself, too. Really...

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