Woodstock has in the past made only soapstone stoves but with the last one has also got into the steel stoves. However, our Fireview is a soapstone and we love it. Here is a short video we took to show a typical burn: The picture below is one I took when my wife was making applesauce. In the picture you can see the stove is right by a sliding glass door and can even see the wood rack on the porch. One can also see a box of Super Cedars near the stove (but far enough away for safety). One can even see 2 crickets on the hearth for good luck. The stove is on a 16" raised hearth which makes loading the stove easier. The flue goes staight through the wall and has a 1/2" raise per foot of horizontal. Then the chimney goes up the outside of the house. No chase and no problem. The biggest benefit we received from this stove is that we cut our wood needs just about exactly in half. We always used to figure on 6 cord per year but now is only 3. During the winter of 2013-2014 we did burn more than 3 cord but I can not tell for sure how much over 3 we went; probably about 1/3 of a cord over or perhaps 1/2 cord. With our old stove we were always cold in the winter months and had to close off part of the house. We also had to use an electric heater in the bathroom before we showered. No more of that! We now keep our house temperature around the 80 degree mark all winter and do not close off any of the house. We've also made an addition to the house so are heating more space.