April 2016

Swept Away - Wood Burning Stoves

The Top 3 Wood Burners

Wood Burning StovesWood-burning stoves, or wood burners, are a great alternative to traditional fireplaces. They’re available in a number of designs and can be installed in most houses. They also add an aesthetic appeal to any room and are great for heating up homes.

With so many models available, it can be difficult to decide which wood burner is best for your family. While space limitations and budgets are always a factor, there are other features to consider before making a purchase.

Do you like a traditional design or modern one? Would you prefer a multi-fuel stove, or one that strictly burns wood? What about the color or design or material of the wood burner? There are a lot of options to think about when buying a wood-burning stove.

Picking a Wood-Burning Stove

Even after you’ve figured out what you want in a wood burner, you need to figure out which model is best for your situation. To help you make that choice, we’ve listed the top three wood burners available. While we recommend all of these stoves, we understand that everyone has different taste. Without further delay, here is our picks for the top three wood burners on the market.

Product Features Fuel Type kW Output Cost
Morso 1435 Squirrel Stay-Clean Glass Multi-Fuel 4.6 $$$
Charnwood Island III Quattroflow Air System Wood, Multi-Fuel 12 $$$$
Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 9 Secondary Burn Wood, Multi-Fuel 9 $$

Morso 1435 Squirrel


Features – The Morso 1435 Squirrel includes stay-clean glass and a convenient ashpan. It’s a small but well designed multi-fuel stove. The Morso 1435 Squirrel is made entirely from cast iron and has an output rating of 4.6 kW. The wood burner is fitted with bottom and rear heat shields and has ribbed sides.

Best Suited For – The 1435 Squirrel is great for homeowners that want to heat smaller rooms or spaces. The compact design of this wood burner makes it perfect for homes with less space, or a bedroom.

Charnwood Island III


Features – The Charnwood Island III includes Quattroflow, a revolutionary air management system that provides efficient burning and optimal control. This wood burner uses clear-burn technology that keeps the glass clean while the fire is burning. It also has a drop down throat plate for the chimney to be swept through the stove.      

Best Suited For – This wood burner is the largest model on this list. It’s a great option for larger rooms or houses. The air management system is useful for controlling air flow and maximizing the efficiency of the stove.

Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 9


Features – The Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 9 includes an airwash system for cleaner glass and improved visibility. It also has a secondary burn to improve the stove’s efficiency. This wood burner is designed with an externally controlled riddling grate and a top or rear flue fitting.     

Best Suited For – This is a great choice for families on a budget. The Ecoburn Plus 9 is the least expensive model on our list but still offers excellent service. The glass is easy to see through and the stove is perfectly designed.
Finding the perfect wood burner for your home isn’t easy. Yet, once you’ve made your decision, you’ll wonder how your family ever lived without it. To make the process easier, we recommend that you turn to a reputable business that takes care of everything. Our top choice is Swept Away, a local installation service company that sells, installs, and maintains your wood burner.