The TR001 Defender wood stove boasts some great features for the price. Whilst not offering the same output as the higher tier options, it will still provide decent heat output that can warm up an area of around 1,200 square feet. This is more than enough for the average sized room in the household.
From our research so far, we have found the majority of consumers feedback to be positive for the most part, which is always a good sign early on, and something that you, yourself should be keeping tabs on to uncover any issues previous buyers come across.
To give our readers an understanding of what to expect from this log stove, we have compiled a short list of the things we believe are the good things it has going for it. Hopefully this will help you understand key areas of information regarding its heating output, and design features.
What are the positives?
First things first, let’s take a look at the design. This unit comes with a nice charcoal black finish. Nothing too flash, and not something that would look out of place in the lounge, or kitchen. It comes with four supporting legs and a great cast iron door that includes a modern looking ceramic glass window. No stove is ever fully complete, in our eyes, without the inclusion of a window into the firebox to view the flames as they burn. Additionally, the legs are adjustable to enable users can move it into the most suitable position.
The materials used in its construction is heavy gauge 3/16 inch reinforced plate steel which offers the strength and durability required for everyday use.
When fully loaded with firewood, it will offer a burn that lasts several hours and provide a output that reaches up to 1,200 square feet, which is generally enough for small and medium sized areas.
This meets the EPA requirements with over 75% efficiency and to give you a better idea of performance, the BTU reading is 68,000.
Once assembled, it will take up a space of roughly 21 inches by 23.5 inches by 28 inches. However, with a weight of over 220 pounds, we recommend assembling it where you plan on using it to avoid any awkward heavy lifting.
The TR001 packs some great features that will effectively heat small and medium sized areas of around 1,200 sq ft. A well known brand name which has produced several other great products in the same industry, and you can expect a certain degree of quality if consumer ratings are anything to go by.