Even though pellet stoves might look like traditional wood-burning stoves, they actually work by burning wood pellets instead of firewood or kindling. This allows them to feed themselves automatically and to burn more efficiently than other types of stoves. It also makes them a practical solution for anyone looking for a highly efficient stove that’s cheaper to operate than propane, electric or wood-fired models.
Just because these stoves are often the best choice for a home or cabin doesn’t mean that the consumer shouldn’t do their research before buying one of them. After all, there are a number of different models, and not all of them have the same features or can heat the same room area. That’s why we’ve chosen ten of the best models that we could find so that our readers can find the stove that’s the right fit for them.
Top List of Best Pellet Stoves
#1. Comfortbilt 50,000 BTU Stove
With a classic black carbon look that looks great in any home, this model is ready to not only heat the home but also provide a little bit of style. This model is capable of providing heat to a home up to 2,800 square feet in size and features a large glass window that just looks better than the ones on other pellet stoves. This model also features a 55-pound hopper and an auto-ignition system for convenience. Other convenient features found on this stove include a programmable thermostat and an ash pan that makes for easy ash clean up. All in all, it’s a classy looking stove that really brings the heat.
#2. Castle Serenity Stove With Smart Controller
With a thermal efficiency of almost 70% and a smart controller that allows for easy operation, this model is ready to heat just about any home. This model can heat a home up to 1,500 square feet in size, and it has a special shape that doesn’t take up a whole lot of space in the home. This model also has an easy to use hopper and a large window that allows for fire viewing. Its smart controller can be set in a number of ways that make this model easy to use. The smart controller can be set for manual operation, according to room temperature or according to the user’s schedule.
#3. Pleasant Hearth 35,000 BTU Stove
This medium sized stove might not be very big, but it’s capable of providing a good amount of heat to any home. This model operates at 35,000 BTU, which provides enough heat to heat up a 1,750 square foot home for anywhere from 12 to 24-hours. This stove has a certified 85% efficiency rating and comes with a ceramic glass window that allows for easy viewing of the fire. Additional features found on this stove include 5 different heating settings, an auto light ignition system, a 40-pound hopper, and an air wash system. This stove is certified for use both in homes and in mobile homes as well.
#4. US Stove 5660 Bay-Front Stove
This pellet stove has numerous features that make it a quality unit for just about any suitable home. This model features 6 different heat settings, a 120 CFM blower that provides automatic air circulation that helps distribute heat evenly throughout the home and a digital control board that makes it easy for the user to make adjustments to the unit on the fly. It also features an LED display that makes it easy to set and a large bay window that allows the user to view the fire as it burns. If an optional fresh air unit is purchased for use with this stove, then it can be installed in a mobile home.
#5. Napoleon TPI35 Stove Insert
Not only does this pellet stove insert have a classic look that many people are going to appreciate, but it also has the features homeowners need out of a pellet burning stove. It’s equipped with a large 45-pound hopper that allows this model to provide heat for up to 30-hours at a time. This model burns with a 76% efficiency rating, is equipped with a 120 cubic-feet-per-minute convection fan and has full thermostatic controls. It’s also capable of not only burning wood pellets but can also burn a mixture of 50% wood and 50% corn pellets.
#6. Vogelzang VG5790 Hopper Stove
This pellet stove is not only capable of heating a home up to 2,800 square feet in size, but it’s also approved for use in U.S mobile homes as well. It has an extremely large 120-pound pellet capacity and operates at an impressive 65,000 BTUs. It’s made out of durable materials and has air-washed glass that allows the homeowner to view the fire as it burns. Another feature found on this model is that it has an LED display with thermostat that makes it especially easy to use. All of these things put together make this a remarkable stove for just about everyone.
#7. US Stove GW1949 Wiseway Stove
Unlike electrically operated models that utilize a pellet feeding system that contains a lot of moving parts that can potentially break down, this model from US Stove uses a gravity-fed pellet system that’s more reliable and more durable. Its feed system uses the power of gravity to automatically feed pellets from its 60-pound hopper to keep a fire going for up to 36-hours at a time. This model provides up to 40,000 BTU of heat and is capable of heating a 2,000 square foot home quite easily. It also operates silently, so it can be placed in any room and has a modern style that anyone can appreciate.
#8. Comfortbilt HP22 50,000 BTU Stove
This stove not only has a unique look that distinguishes it from the other pellet stoves on the market, but it also has the features people need to keep their home nice and warm. This model has an 86% burn efficiency, operates at 50,000 BTU and can heat a home up to 2,000 square feet in size. It’s also EPA certified and has a 55-pound hopper that automatically feeds pellets to itself. Additional features found on this model include an automatic ignition system, an ash pan for quick and easy cleanup, and remote control for easy operation from across a room.
#9. Deari Serenity Stove With Smart Heat Control
Pellet stoves are by their very design supposed to be easier to operate, but this one takes that ease-of-use to a whole other level. It not only has a fully automatic pellet feed but it also has an electric auto-ignition system and electronic controls that make it easy to use. This freestanding stove is approximately 20×28.5×18.25-inches in size and weighs just under 150-pounds, so it can be placed easily in homes, cabins, work areas, or anywhere else a highly efficient heating source is needed. And since it has an 86% thermal efficiency and can heat areas up to 646 square feet, now no one has to worry about being cold in the winter.
#10. Summer’s Heat Evolution 55-SHPEP
One of the first things we noticed about this pellet stove is that it’s made using some pretty good quality workmanship, although that really wasn’t a surprise considering it was manufactured in the United States. The next thing that we noticed is that it had a 45-pound hopper that holds enough pellets to heat a room for up to 27-hours at a time. And the last thing that we noticed about this quality unit is that it has a large Bay Design viewing glass that gives the homeowner the ability to watch the fire burn as this stove works to heat their 2,000 square foot or smaller home.