Fake Wood Stove

electric wood stoveYesterday I almost bought an electric fake wood stove, one that happens to be on sale at Canadian Tire for $130. It has two settings, 750 watts and 1500 watts. It supposedly heats up to 400 square feet with a heating capacity of 4250 BTU. I planned to use it in my living room which is currently heated through an electric baseboard heater that runs on 2000 watts. Running a heater on 750 watts instead of 2000 watts seems like a fairly straightforward method or reducing our heating bill. But as the salesman went to get the stove, a friend happened to walk by and we got to talking and he advised me not to get the stove because he bought a similar one last year and it didn’t save him a dime.

I decided to hold off on getting the stove, though I’m still very tempted to give it a try.

Anybody here have one of these fake stoves?