These stoves are becoming more and more a hot purchase. These stoves take little to maintain. You simply pour a bag of wood pellets into the top of the stove and it can burn anywhere from 1 day to 2 days depending on the setting you have set. There are dials on the side of the stove that I set to keep it safe for when we are sleeping too. It has a manual or an auto set function on the side of the stove.They are also good to have if you have allergies to wood. They don't have to be to far away from the wall like wood stoves because they dont get hot. The glass however does. I feel so safe with a wood pellet stove than a wood burning stove when I leave my children with our teenage daughter home alone. I have no worries of a fire. As I would have with a wood burning stove. I just put a bag of pellets in the stove. The pellets are 4-6 dollars a bag, depending where you shop. It is hydro efficient. It only needs to be cleaned approximately once a week too. I don't ever have to slice a piece of wood in half again! I don't ever have to stack wood again! I love my new wood pellet stove! Worth every penny. It warm us up nice and toasting in here!