United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of ...Read More
Good Overall, Solid Heat Source. I've had this stove for about 2-3 years give or take a month or two in an un-insulated farm house. During the cold spell in my area last winter it kept us warm and comfy with no problems. It definately puts out heat! Be careful with older houses and wiring. Thought my ignitor was going bad, but it ended up being a bad connection in my basement via a junction box that had been put in sometime in the past. I'm thinking it was a latent issue and the draw of the stove just brought it out. I fixed that and no more issues. Only draw-backs with this unit, in my opinion, is how loud it is when running (mentioned in other reviews) and the fact that there isnt a way to hook it into a duct system that I saw. I have an old and large house so air movement had to be accomplished through fans and floor vents. Also, make sure to have help when moving it. It is very very heavy! Overall solid product though.
Excellent pellet stove. Purchased this stove 5 year ago. Worked beautifully, heats my house with no issues. Recently the igniter broke and I was using gel to start it. That got to be troublesome. Had igniter replaced and I should have stuck with the gel.. . also I wish there was a battery backup so when the power goes out I don't have to worry about hooking up the generator. Things break, I would definitely recommend this stove.
Great Price and Performance. I purchased our 5500M in 2013. Two winter heating seasons in and this baby keeps us toasty. We run it as our primary heat source to keep our electric bill from skyrocketing. Usually keep it on setting number 1 and it keeps the house at a perfect 70-72 degrees on days that are high 20's. Really cold nights (teens and single digits) we set it on 2 and it makes it comfortable. Unlike the expensive units this baby burns every pellet you put in it. Of course low quality pellets produce less BTUs but the 5500M even keeps the worst pellets burning. Sometimes you have no choice but to buy what is available. Our house is smaller than 2200 sq/ft so this unit can get the place real hot. But you should ALWAYS install heating or AC that will be more than you need.
Love the Stove. The only con I have is that my 5500m is way too loud. I had asked the sales person if it was loud and they said no. I have to turn my tv up the stove is 20 feet away and it just about drives me up the wall. Nothing worse than having a loud stove and a loud tv.. Other than the loudness, its great, love the hopper capacity and the asthetics of it.
very happy with US Stove Company model # 5660. When we first hooked up our pellet stove, it was very loud, called the company, explained the situation, and within a week we had a new convection blower, installed it last night and what a difference, so far so good, will keep you informed on performance as cold season approaches, thank you US Stove Company
United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of Chattanooga. Their parts department, engineering, and testing lab is located across the street from the corporate offices, where their call center is located. Manufacturing is located in Bridgeport, Alabama, about 7 miles from the main campus. They also have a plant is Eugene, Oregon and two smaller plants in Tennessee.
History. Wetter Manufacturing of Memphis, Tennessee (1864) and Perry Stove Works of Albany, New York (1869) are the two companies that make up what is now United States Stove Company. Perry had an abundance of natural resources like limestone, iron ore and coal and easy access to railway and water transportation. After a deadly boiler explosion in 1888, they sold to Wetter who combined their foundry with its own in St. Louis, both producing heating stoves and cooking ranges. In 1926 they reorganized as United States Stove Company.
For 37 years starting in 1937, three-quarters of the company’s volume was through Sears, mainly coal and wood kitchen ranges. In 1963, the “Franklin Fireplace” was designed to heat homes more efficiently, and by 1981, USSC was producing over 500 Franklin Stoves a day.