Introducing HearthStone – Beautiful Soapstone Stoves & Fireplace Inserts
At the United Fireplace and Stove member stores that are located from the east coast to the west coast in the U.S., you can find the finest stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and related products. Among the topnotch brands is HearthStone. Learn about amazing soapstone stoves and fireplaces inserts as well as other quality HearthStone products below.
Soapstone Stoves and Fireplace Inserts
There is something distinctive about HearthStone fireplace inserts and wood stoves. Many of their products are uniquely made with soapstone and cast-iron. Of course, cast-iron is a familiar material that has been associated with wood stoves since they were first used hundreds of years ago. Soapstone elevates the quality of the appliances in remarkable ways.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock. The basic definition of a metamorphic rock is that it is a rock transformed by pressure and very high heat from an original rock into a denser form. The rocks undergo obvious chemical and/or physical changes. As the material relates to wood-burning appliances, soapstone can withstand direct flames indefinitely. The durability of soapstone is unbeatable; it lasts longer than cast-iron, steel, and refractory brick fireboxes.
Benefits and Qualities of Soapstone
Soapstone provides a different kind of heat than the blasts produced by traditional steel or cast-iron fireplaces. Soapstone absorbs heat and slowly radiates a soft heat. Long after the embers of a fire have become cold, soapstone continues to emit a steady supply of heat.
Whereas cast-iron and steel stoves provide immediate heat that dies down when the fire dies down, soapstone is completely different. It takes approximately a half hour for soapstone to heat, though the timing depends upon both the mass of the stove and the size of the fire. For many hours after the fire in a soapstone appliance goes out, the stove continues to emit heat.
In spite of all the heat supplied by a soapstone appliance, the stoves are safer for households with children than wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts made with other materials. The outside of a soapstone appliance is not at all dangerously hot to the touch, as other types of stoves are.
For anyone who wants to replace the use of their central heating system with a wood-burning heat source, soapstone stoves and fireplace inserts are ideal. The stoves provide a cozy, comfortable heat that can keep a home warm through the night.
HearthStone’s soapstone appliances have great aesthetic value. The stone comes in rich colors which deepen when exposed to high temperatures, making each soapstone appliance unlike any other.
HearthStone craftsmanship is made in the U.S.A. Soapstone and other appliances are made by hand in Vermont. Because of a strong interest in protecting the environment, HearthStone continually challenges innovation to improve efficiency and far surpass standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Other HearthStone Products
In addition to soapstone products, HearthStone offers beautiful, well-crafted wood inserts, gas stoves, and pellet stoves made with cast-iron and steel that also deliver the heat! Customers are delighted, for instance, with the Clydesdale Wood Insert, which can warm an area up to 2,000 square feet. Customers report, for example, that this model keeps their homes at about 67°F, even when it’s just 10°F to 15°F outside. This is one example among hundreds.
Visit any of our member stores and check out HearthStone products made with soapstone, their other fine products, and the many other top brands in fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts, and much more.