Wood Stoves: Keystone Soapstone

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
North American Eskimos used soapstone for their cookware because of its ability to retain heat for hours. Now you can have the same heat retention in a wood stove.

Woodstock Soapstone stoves are made one at a time by skilled craftsmen. Framed with cast iron, the soapstone panels used on these stoves are selected based on matching grain patterns and color.

A catalyst recaptures unburned particulate matter and gases for cleaner burning and greater heating efficiency. An airwash system keeps the glass door free of soot and smoke.

Burn time is 8 - 10 hours creating 45,000 BTUs per hour, enough to heat about 1,500 square feet.

The four color options are gray, black, blue and brown.

  • Model: Keystone Wood Stove
  • Dimensions: 28" high x 25" wide x 20" deep
  • Price is $2,459 (October 2005).
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