Wood Pellet Stove Reviews

VistaFlame VF 170

Your search is over for a powerful freestanding pellet stove – the VF 170 has maximum heat output in a medium footprint.

Features:

  • 41" high x 23.5" wide x 19.25" deep
  • Up to 70,000 BTU's
  • Tested Efficiency 86%
  • EPA Emissions 2.3 g/hr
  • Large heavy-duty heat exchanger
  • Large heat output in a medium footprint
  • Up to 120 lb hopper capacity
  • Powerful convection fan
  • Dual chamber ash pan (no cleaning required behind the firebox panels)
  • Tri-Mode electronic controls
  • Manual operation: On / Off thermostat compatible, Hi / Lo thermostat compatible, Standard igniter
  • Remote control compatible
  • Quiet Operation
  • Standard bolt-on hearth pad
  • Removable vent bracket
  • Burn Pot Scraper tool

Additional Info

  • Model:: VF 170
  • Fuel:: Pellets
  • Capacity:: 2500 sq. ft.
  • Max BTU:: 70000
  • Type:: Stove
  • Style:: Contemporary
  • Ignition Type:: Automatic
  • Colors:: Black
  • Thermostat:: No
  • Efficiency:: 86%
  • Hopper Size: 120 pounds
  • Width:: 23.5"
  • Height:: 19"
  • Depth:: 21.5"
  • Weight:: 455 lbs

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  • Comment Link Eric Sunday, 13 July 2014 14:09 posted by Eric

    Just a quick update. I cleaned it last week getting ready for winter. The burn box and pot along with the heat exchanger tubes are really rusty. I read someplace about Canadian steel rusting. It does not affect the operation but I would not want one in my livingroom. My Englander never rusted in 8 years of use. Too bad it was far inferior burn wise then the VF170. So if you want a pretty looking stove in your room then go for something else. If you want a great burning stove and do not care about the rust, then this is a great unit.

  • Comment Link Eric Friday, 24 January 2014 10:03 posted by Eric

    This unit is the exact same unit as the Enviro Maxx-x. Just purchased this last week and got it installed yesterday. I installed it myself using ICC pellet stove pipe. The ICC pipe is much better than DuraVent in my opinion. This thing is a MONSTER! Not in size but in heat output. Heats my entire Cape Cod house including the basement since that is where it is installed. Had it on high for a few hours to get the house warm. After 2 hours I had to turn it down to 1/2 way since the house was at 75. I bought this because I purchased an Enviro Mini for our sun room to take the chill off since my 42,500btu Englander was not working correctly for the past 2 years. I loved the Mini so much I decided to go for the VF170-B. Both stoves are great. Dealer said I will never use the Mini again since this unit pumps out the heat. He was right about the heat but I plan on using the Mini on low in the sun room and this unit on setting 2 for the rest of the house. Best of all I got it for $2,100 instead of $3,550 quoted by my local dealer. I had to drive 1 1/2 hours to get the deal. Distributer doubled ordered by mistake.

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