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Best Pellets 2017-2018 So Far!

Fireside Ultra Wood Pellets

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  • Admin Review: August - 2017 - Looking forward to burning some this year!! I always thought these were great pellets
    Oct - 2017 - GOOD GOD I GOT BAG THAT MISSED QUALITY CONTROL. I have never in my 8 years of doing this website seen ash so high. Check out the picture below of the ash only after 4 hours of burn. On a positive, These pellets put out a ton of heat and I have always liked burning them in the past. However, Londonderry Home Depot! Don't get them there. Its a bad batch.

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  • Comment Link Chris Saturday, 14 December 2013 22:31 posted by Chris

    We have a Lopi Pioneer pellet stove. The Fireside Ultra pellets are a consistent, good quality pellet. We have burned them for the past 4 years and have never had a problem.

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  • Comment Link Ryan Quinn Saturday, 07 December 2013 23:49 posted by Ryan Quinn

    we have a englander and love using pellets. These Pellets burn hotter than most for the price. Every time I see these out I selected these pellets over the other brands. We have been burning pellets for over five years.

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  • Comment Link Robert Kane Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:02 posted by Robert Kane

    Good burning, but leaves more ash than the pellets we had last year

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  • Comment Link Ed and Pebbles Friday, 29 November 2013 18:26 posted by Ed and Pebbles

    we own a mini enviro pellet stove. The fireside ultra burn low ash. Always constistant good quality pellets. Very happy with this product and the ash content.

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  • Comment Link john poley Wednesday, 06 November 2013 18:02 posted by john poley

    I have a MTVERNON quadra-fire they work great last year. i just have to replace the igniter every year

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  • Comment Link Jean Kane Tuesday, 05 November 2013 19:44 posted by Jean Kane

    We have used several brands of pellets and these are one of the best for heat, but seem to leave more ash. We have an Englander pellet stove.

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  • Comment Link Gerry Lizotte Sunday, 03 November 2013 16:24 posted by Gerry Lizotte

    I have a Breckwell stove, which I have had for five years. I have tried many brands and fInd these Fireside to be very good and priced reasonably.

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  • Comment Link Darlene Lafond Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:39 posted by Darlene Lafond

    My husband loves this brand of wood pellets.
    We used it all winter last year and this year the Home Depot's in this state(VT) is not caring it. We have called many stores. Please let us know where we can purchase it. Thank you

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  • Comment Link Joe Cyr Tuesday, 15 October 2013 06:02 posted by Joe Cyr

    Just finished my testing (moisture and heat) of 6 brands of pellets. Moisture test was the result of lost weight of accurately measured (.1 grain accuracy of about 1 oz.) pellets after a heating to 200 degrees for 1 hour, then cooled. Heat test was in my Harman Accentra insert after thorough cleaning and settings to Stove Temp mode L, max Temperature and Feed Rate of 1.5 preheated for 1 hour before testing. Thermocouple was placed in the exhaust path next to the ESP probe. Fireside Ultra, purchased at Home Depot, tested very well against the other 5. My value choice for the house in MA. It was second best moisture (6.03%) and third best temperature (373 degrees F). Some available brands were not tested because they were known to be of poor quality from prior reviews. Cubex was best heat (383 degrees F) and third for moisture (6.51%),will likely buy a ton for use in NH. Greene Team, my NH house value choice, was second in heat (376 defrees F) and fourth in moisture (6.56%). Nature’s Own, an okay pellet, was fourth (370 degrees F) and 6.62% moisture. Nation’s choice, probably poor quality composition, was fifth (353 degrees F) with only 4.78% moisture (it should have heated much better). Last was Hearthside, from Lowes, with 348 degrees F and 7.39% moisture, the wettest and least hot pellet.

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  • Comment Link Robert S Lombardo Tuesday, 08 October 2013 17:41 posted by Robert S Lombardo

    Pellets look great, small pock circles on the bags disappointments me, I checked the entire skid. Every bag has 6 to 8 small circles. I would not store theses bags Outside. Nor will I buy anymote

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