Vermont Castings Aspen 1920 Brief Review
The Vermont Castings Aspen 1920 is a moderately popular stove offering beautiful, traditional design, non-catalytic clean-burning. The porcelain enamel finish is what makes this stove stand out from modern stoves and with its ability to heat up to 1,800 square feet it is best suited for small to medium-sized homes and cabins.
These attributes are where the positive (semi-positive at least) features of Vermont Castings Aspen 1920 model stop. There are major flaws with this unit that chips away at a reason to purchase this aesthetically pleasing stove. To begin with, the door needs to ajar, at least opened slightly, to have any of benefits of the hot air successfully providing the area with any heat. If the door is fully closed the flame goes out which obviously isn’t an ideal situation, and should prevent you from making this purchase. It also seems like this stove may have been discontinued as it’s very difficult to find the model anywhere. The Aspen 1920 seems to have been replaced by the Aspen C3 which we will review soon.
An alternative fireplace we recommend that works for small to medium sized spaces is below. If the Drolet HT3000 meets your aesthetic and size requirements we recommend giving it a look.
- Eligible for a $300 biomass stove tax credit ( www.hpba.org/Advocacy/Biomass-Stove-Tax-Credit )
- Maximum heat output 110,000 BTU/h (32.2 kW)
- EPA’s new standards – 1.32 g/h average particulate emissions rate
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