10 Best Small Pellet Stove

Updated on: September 2020

Best Small Pellet Stove in 2020


Cleveland Iron Works PS20W-CIW Pellet Stove, Black

Cleveland Iron Works PS20W-CIW Pellet Stove, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 20 lb. Hopper Capacity
  • 800 sq.ft. Heating area
  • Equipped with Smart Home Technology
  • Remote control included
  • Unique small footprint

Pleasant Hearth VFS2-PH30DT 30,000 BTU 32 in. Intermediate Gas Vent Free Stove, Black

Pleasant Hearth VFS2-PH30DT 30,000 BTU 32 in. Intermediate Gas Vent Free Stove, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Dual fuel Technology (LP or NG)
  • 30, 000 BTU/hour
  • Heats up to 1, 000 sq. Ft
  • 2 year

Castle Pellet Stoves 12327 Serenity Wood Pellet Stove with Smart Controller, 18-1/4"W x 34" H x 23-3/4"D, Black

Castle Pellet Stoves 12327 Serenity Wood Pellet Stove with Smart Controller, 18-1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Reinvent the way you heat your home with Castle's Serenity wood pellet stove and new Smart Controller
  • The Smart Controller allows you to choose manual, thermostat, and weekly operational modes to heat your home on your schedule, Along with calendar and time based heating options, you can also set a local thermostat or manually set it on one of five burn levels
  • As with any Castle Pellet Stove, you'll experience affordability, style, and practicality. Its space-saving shape and attractive design will make it a welcomed addition to any room, and with the new Smart Controller, heating your home efficiently on your terms has never been easier
  • The Serenity Stove is designed to be easy to clean - there are no tubes, corrugations, or hidden chambers
  • Operating Wattage 77 Watts (W), Voltage 120 Volts (V), Greater than 69.8% thermal efficiency, 1500 square feet heating capacity

Pleasant Hearth VFS2-PH20DT 20,000 BTU 23.5 in. Compact Gas Vent Free Stove

Pleasant Hearth VFS2-PH20DT 20,000 BTU 23.5 in. Compact Gas Vent Free Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Dual fuel Technology (LP or NG)
  • 20,000 BTU/hour
  • Heats up to 700 sq. Ft
  • 2 year Warranty
  • Finish Types: Black

US Stove Company US GW1949 Wiseway Non-Electric Pellet Stove, Black

US Stove Company US GW1949 Wiseway Non-Electric Pellet Stove, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • EPA-certified nonelectric pellet stove utilizes a Natural gravity feed system, for less maintenance
  • 40,000 BTUs heats up to 2,000 sq. Ft
  • Uses standard 3-inch pellet venting
  • 60-Pound Hopper lasts for up to 36 hours
  • Silent operation and Modern Style
  • Material Type: Steel

Pelpro PP130-B Pellet Stove, Black

Pelpro PP130-B Pellet Stove, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • POWERFUL HEATER features 50, 000 BTU input and 40, 600 BTU output that equals less loss of heat. The stove's easy to use controls include automatic ignition and intuitive dial thermostat for easy, comfortable heat.
  • UP TO 2, 500 SQ FT OF HEATED SPACE due to the high BTU output and the large capacity hopper provides up to 96 hours of burning time. The stove's powerful variable-speed blower is 120 v and plugs into a 110 outlet.
  • 130 POUND HOPPER capacity provides up to 4 days between refueling and features a self-emptying fire pot that extends time between cleanings.
  • EPA CERTIFIED for clean-burning performance, 58% more heat output than the competition. The pellet stove is also EPA certified for best in class fuel economy at 87. 5%.
  • COVERAGE provides a 5-year Firebox and 1-year Electrical for the pellet heater. This stove is mobile home approved with the included fresh air intake.
  • Material Type: Steel

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove

Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

PelletStovePro - King Ashley 5500XLT & 5500M Pellet Stove Distribution Convection Blower Fan 80472A

PelletStovePro - King Ashley 5500XLT & 5500M Pellet Stove Distribution Convection Blower Fan 80472A
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Compatible with 80472
  • Voltage: 115 VAC 60 Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • King Ashley 5500XLT & 5500M Pellet Stove Distribution Convection Blower Fan 80472A

Q-Stoves QSTOVES Q-Flame Outdoor Wood Pellet Patio Heater Bundle with QBQ Barbecue with Thermometer, Eco-Friendly

Q-Stoves QSTOVES Q-Flame Outdoor Wood Pellet Patio Heater Bundle with QBQ Barbecue with Thermometer, Eco-Friendly
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 3X heat output up to 106,000 BTUs - with 10 ft heating area, HIGHEST BTUs output for any patio heater
  • 50 cents per hour fuel cost - cost less to run than any other heater on the market
  • HEATER/GRILL/Smoker - Turn your Q-Flame patio heater into a portable grill and smoker. This bowl-shaped grill attachment mounts easily on the top of the heater. Lets you grill and cook food while camping, living off grid, and during emergency power outages.
  • FOR BEST COOKING RESULTS - Use smoker or hardwood pellets for a tasty barbecue. The heat dissipating deflector plates ensures even heating for excellent BBQ results and taste, rivaling the best BBQs on the market.
  • Portable - Can be taken down easily and be brought anywhere: for Camping, RVing, Hunting, tail gating, tournaments, using in Patio, Garage, Wall Tent, and all open air space.

Gardus RPS204-B Pellet Stove Cleaning System, Cleans Pellet Appliances & Vents up to 9' with 3 Flexible 3' Rods, Includes 2 Propeller Brushes

Gardus RPS204-B Pellet Stove Cleaning System, Cleans Pellet Appliances & Vents up to 9' with 3 Flexible 3' Rods, Includes 2 Propeller Brushes
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Ensures peak operation of your pellet appliance and minimizes your service issues while decreasing your risk of a flue fire
  • Easy to use, the powerful forward rotating propeller brushes and flexible rods navigate multiple turns
  • Effectively clean up to 9’ in length of both 3” and 4” pellet vents
  • Easily remove dangerous soot and ash buildup in your venting by spinning when powered by your cordless drill (not included)
  • Includes: 3 - 3 ft. long flexible rods, 1 - 4" diameter propeller brush, 1 - 3" diameter propeller brush, and 1 - long handles stove cleaning brush with scraper
  • Help protect your home, and we’ll make a donation on your behalf to the American Red Cross. HY-C Company is supporting the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign by donating .75% of the purchase price of every LintEater and SootEater product sold from July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, with a minimum commitment of $25,000. Your donation through this purchase can help save lives by educating families on how to prevent and safely escape from a home fire.
  • The American Red Cross and Sound the Alarm name and emblem are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by The American National Red Cross. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.

Pellet Stove Versus Wood Burning Stove for Home Heating

An examination of the pros and cons between wood burning and pellet stoves.

I live in a little cabin up in the Rocky Mountains. While it has electric baseboard heat, it's too expensive to run except while I'm away, so I use a wood stove for my primary heating source. I've used cord wood and I've used pellets. They each have their adherents, but before listening to your neighbor wax eloquent about his new stove and how you must get one just like it, you need to consider the pros and cons of both systems.

Wood burning stove

"They're messy," "they smoke," "getting the wood is a pain." It's all true. A wood burning stove takes work. You need kindling to start it and a steady supply of dry, seasoned wood to feed it. A little smoke leaks out whenever you open the door. The ashes need to be removed at least weekly, and the chimney brushed out annually or you risk a chimney fire that burns your house down. Even though modern stoves burn very cleanly, pollution regulations prevent some localities from allowing you to have one.

So why get a wood burner? There's something very pleasant about the yellow flames dancing in the window and the soft, radiant heat a wood stove puts out. The metal pings while the stove heats and cools, but otherwise it's relatively quiet, which is a good thing if you're trying to watch TV or sleep. And it doesn't need electricity to run.

Pellet stove

But what about pellet stoves? It's much easier to feed a bag of pellets into the hopper and let it start itself than deal with that cranky old wood stove, and many people buy one for just this reason. The hopper will feed pellets into the firebox at a rate that typically lasts all night, unlike a wood burner which generally begins to peter out after 4-5 hours, even with the best wood.

Pellet stoves also come with a thermostat so you can set your desired heat level and leave it, unlike wood burners where you have to start opening windows if it gets too hot. And the blowing air of a pellet stove heats a room faster than the radiant heat from a hot stove.

The best part of a pellet stove is probably the cleaning, or lack thereof. The glass can be wiped with a damp cloth and the chimney collects nonflammable dust you suck out with a vacuum cleaner once a year. A pellet stove is lighter and uses a smaller chimney that can be routed directly out of the side of the house instead of up through the roof.

For my money though, it has two major disadvantages: the fan that blows the heat into the room is quite loud, and the stove won't work without electricity. That makes it problematic up here in the mountains where a wind or snow storm can knock your power out for days. And aesthetically the firecan where ignition takes place is a poor substitute for a real fire.

Cost

Which is cheaper to install and operate? That depends, but in general they tend to even out. Wood burning stoves are a little cheaper than their equivalent pellet counterparts, but their chimney systems cost more. Unless you have access to wood you can cut yourself, you'll spend roughly the same amount on cord wood versus pellets and they occupy about the same storage space. Wood, however, can be stacked out in the open, while pellets must be kept completely dry. The electricity a pellet stove uses is negligible, about the same a few light bulbs.

For wood burners, you'll have to pay someone to deliver your wood unless you have your own truck. You'll also have to pay someone to clean your chimney; you can do it yourself, but it's messy and involves getting up on the roof.

So which stove do you prefer after reading all this? I've tried both and I have a wood burner. I hated the noise and unsatisfactory heat from the pellet stove. I never really felt warm even when the thermostat said the room was at the desired temperature, while I only have to fire up the wood burner to feel better, even before it really begins heating up.

It comes down to preference and reliability. Despite the many advantages of pellet stoves, I simply like a wood burning stove better.

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