Opinions on Jotul Oslo or Mansfield?
I am considering purchasing one of these stoves. Has anybody any opinion to share?
This would be our major source of heat (we have no central heat) in a northern NY house and would replace a worn-out Vermont Castings Defiant Encore. We usually burn 4 to 5 cords per year, and have burned wood for 30+ years.
I have looked at Harman woodstoves (not pretty and the firebox is too narrow) and Hearthstone (like the soapstone, but find the styling, and fit and finish lacking, plus the ash collection tray is ridiculously small). Not considering a new VC since the company appears to have gone downhill.
Of the Jotuls, I like the left hand loading door and the overall form of the OSlo better, but the other is in contention because of its larger size despite its poorer emissions rating and the silly shell-shaped faux handle on the top.
Anybody using these stoves?
Thanks for any reply you care to make.