Looked at several stoves at Stolz today at the fair. Except for the one sided ash pan on the Hitzer 30-95, its a really nice top loading stove. Too bad the ash pan only has 3 sides.
The MK2, I liked as its includes the blower, but the ash pan doesn't go all the way to the end of grates on either side.
The TLC2000 has a bigger ash pan, top loaded, but the door is thinner metal, as well as the top lip. Also, the shaker handle isn't as convenient as the MK, or Hitzer.
The Alaska Kodiak, I'm worried about the grates not being able to break up any coal that gets stuck in the round grate setup that only rotates when shaking. Otherwise, the Kodiak is the best value for the price.
Which would you choose?