I purchased the Ekol Cystal 8 after obtaining advice from Aaron and Julian, The stove weighs in at 90kg and is possible to move about by a single person, The finish is good and included components make it easy to get going.
I installed the stove myself after following the instructions on the stove fitters website, and after the commissions checks were completed I lit it up.
I started with small pieces of pine to temper the stove and was amazed at how easy it is to control the heat output.
I increased the fuel as per instruction and then I decide to load it up to about 70% and it roasted our house.
I have switch to a mix of pine and oak and the house is very warm and the stove looks great with the large viewing window.
Thanks to the stovefitters warehouse for all the advice and for supplying another great product
May we all be warm this winter