STANDARD FEATURES Easy-to-use hopper lid handle. Hidden heavy-duty heat exchanger. Attractive, durable steel brick liner. Large, full pedestal ash pan. Standard ignitor (EF 2i only). 34,000 BTU’s of heat and 80% efficient. Covered, easy-to-use controls. Large 55 lbs hopper with easy access lid. Easy clean ports for low maintenance. 253 lbs in weight.
I have had this Pellet Stove for 13 years. The only trouble I have is when I can’t get quality pellets. It won’t ignite cheapo pellets. I use only Fir top quality pellets now. While it is true that it’s a real pain to clean this out every year,(You have to completely dismantle the insides) if you use quality pellets, there’s no creosote or much ash at all. A whole season of 2 tons of pellets produces only 1 full ashpan each year. I swear by this for a small place(1100 sq ft.) Parts are expensive. I have replaced the conbustion Blower($200) and the convection blower( another 200) All due to using cheapo pellets.
I have or had the enviro ef2 pellet stove for 3 or 4 years. It was difficult & tediuos work to do yearly cleaning on it. The repair tech told me that these pellet stoves are difficult to clean, and if not maintained the motors would blow out. He could repair mine, but told me due to the rust inside the stove, and rusted hardware he could not perform a thorough cleaning. He told me the motor would eventually break again. He recommended purchasing a new stove. Which I did today. I purchased a Harmon p43.