We are looking at the Ashley Circulator woodstove because of safety and price range. We have a child, almost 4 years old, and I am scared to death of her running into the stove and burning her face, body, etc. However, we need to get a secondary heat source because of oil prices. Putting it in the basement is not an option. The Ashley Circulator is the right price and seems to be the safest as far as my kid bombing through the house like a maniac, hitting it, and walking away without serious burns. But it is not only UGLY, but I have seen negative points about it made, like it is not EPA certified. I honestly know nothing about woodstoves except that my dad used to bake potatoes in his! Does anyone know of any other stoves (in the same price range, and/or nicer looking)that would be "safe" if someone touched it....or ran into it?