Recommendations for freestanding gas stoves?
Currently we have a Vermont Castings Aspen (small size) wood stove in our fairly large master bedroom suite, but I've noticed increasing congestion problems in the morning, and frankly the debris and ash mess is annoying. A few years ago, we switched out a wood stove fireplace insert in our livingroom with a gas hearth insert, and like it very much, and now I'm thinking about doing the same in the MBr, with a small free standing gas model. Several models are out there (Hearthstone, Jotul, others), but Hampton/Regency seems to be the best priced. BTUs are all similar for 600 sq ft. Room is approx. 13 x 22 with vaulted ceilings going from 8' to 14', no attic, stove at the lower end of vault.
Any recommendations, cautions, etc.? Hampton/Regency is having an excellent sale starting in January '07, so some expert feedback would be much appreciated!