Hearthstone Tribute Wood Stove Review – The Hearthstone Tribute is the smallest in the Hearthstone lineup of soapstone wood stoves. I think it is a beautiful stove. It comes in a few different casting colors so you can suit your tastes. It is a little small for me to consider it as a heat source for your home unless it is like a 600 square foot completely open floor plan. I think this stove has a place in your living room because it is like having another piece of beautiful furniture.
Hearthstone Tribute Stats:
- Up to 1000 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity
- Up to 5 hour burn time
- 16″ Log Size (more like 14″ is realistic)
- EPA Emissions – 2.9 grams per hour (Non-Catalytic)
- 6″ Flue Collar
- 313 lbs
- More Specs Here
Hearthstone Tribute “The Bad” –
- It is a very small stove with short burn times. This is not necessarily a “bad”, but because of those two items I would not buy this stove in order to heat your house. I would recommend it to take the chill off the front room that it is in and have a beautiful piece of furniture when not in use.
- The enamel is beautiful but can chip easily. Inspect it closely if you are getting a floor model so that you know what you are getting. And make sure you or whoever is delivering it is extremely careful when moving it. Do not scoot it on the ground, that is the most common way it gets chipped on the feet.
- No ash drawer, but again if you are just using it once in a while to take the chill off and have a little fire this won’t be that big of a deal.
Hearthstone Tribute “The Good” –
- The heating properties of soapstone are amazing. I promise to write a post just on soapstone wood stoves in the very near future. The soapstone banks up the heat and releases into the room a lot more evenly/comfortably than any other type of stove.
- This stove has very little man made material in it. The soapstone is quarried, cut, polished then assembled into the cast iron framework.
- On the back of the stove the person in charge of assembly actually signs his name into the stone. Almost like a piece of art. All assembly is done in Vermont.
Overall I think the Tribute is beautiful, but it is not something I would recommend to heat your home. Give you some nice ambiance and make the front room feel cozy, absolutely. So figure out why you want a wood stove and how you are going to use it before your purchase this little guy.
Hearthstone Tribute Retail Pricing:
- Black Matte – $1799
- Brown, Blue Black, Seafoam Enamel Colors – $2249
Here is a link to the manufacturer’s site.
f you own or have owned a Hearthstone Tribute Wood Stove then I would love to hear any comments or suggestions you have for our other readers!! Even if it is an older model, let us know what you thought of it.
The Stove Guy