Vermont Castings Encore Catalytic-2550 Wood Stove

Product Type: Free Standing Wood Stove
Brand: Vermont Castings
Description:

Thermostatically regulated combustion air technology provides heating for family homes; mobile home kit included. The Encore features:

  • Top wood loading
  • Automatic thermostat
  • Cooking griddle
  • Leg levelers
  • Outside air kit
  • 12-hour burn time per fueling
  • Swing-out ashpan
  • Reversible flue collar
  • Bottom heat shield
  • Custom sparkscreen (8" chimney only)
  • 8" vent adaptors
  • Color options: black, bordeaux, biscuit, midnight blue, chestnut brown, ebony black, vermont classic green (special order: granite gray, sage green, country cookware gray, brick blue)
  • Rear heat shield
  • Warming shelves with mitten racks
  • Accepts logs up to 20"
  • Heats up to 1,900 square feet
  • Meets EPA standards
  • 1.6 g/hour emissions
  • Heating Capacities: 8,700-41,700 BTU
  • Catalytic Combustion
  • Cast iron Firebox Lining

Comments

  1. Anonymous Says:

    My wife and I spent a bundle on this stove expecting to be impressed with its performance. At first we were. It heated our home very nicely, held its temperature well even when adding cold wood, emitted almost no smoke, has an easy to use ash tray, and looks very nice. But the catalytic combustor keeps disintegrating and we've had trouble with some of the interior parts warping. I could buy a new, cheep stove for the price of having my dealer replace the combustor. The stove is very difficult to work on myself and replacement parts outrageously expensive.

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  3. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is such a disappointment. It's physically larger than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is such a disappointment. It's physically larger than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is such a disappointment. It's physically larger than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is such a disappointment. It's physically larger than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is such a disappointment. It's physically larger than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    This stove is an incredible disappointment. It's physically a much bigger stove than my old Vermont Castings Resolute, but I can't get as much wood into it. The design and the interior 'works' take up a lot of room. The top-load opening is narrow front to back, so this prevents me from adding bigger or awkward logs.
    There's a bad puffback when I add logs, even if I open a window to improve the draw. (Stove was installed by a professional). Yet the old Resolute never had any puffback at all.
    Despite the $3000 I spent on stove, chimney liner, and installation, I'm looking for a 2nd-hand Resolute. I can't live with this one.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    have had the Encore in our house for 8 years. While the stove puts out a great deal of heat, overburn and parts replacement has been a nightmare. I've spent over $300 EVERY season to keep the stove burning properly. Either poor materials or poor design...I would not suggest this stove to anyone. Wish I had my money back for a new stove!@!1

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I've had my Encore for almost 9 yrs and have had fantastic service out of it. I had it hearth mounted in my first home and moved it into a custom alcove that I built into my new home several years later. The only maint. it has needed is replacement gaskets due to normal wear and tear and an occasional repainting. Next season I will need to replace the catelytic combustor (normal maint.).

    Now, this stove is "older" and I've heard that the manufacture of these units has been moved and that quality has suffered somewhat (but have no PERSONAL experience other than the unit I have).


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