I am thinking of getting a Hitzer insert as a backup for my stoker if we loose power for any length of time. It is rare we do for more than 2-3 hours, but my wife remembers the ice storm we had a few years ago where we had no electric for 2 weeks. So, while she is in the frame of mind......
I could use the Hitzer as a wood burner for my living room and throw the coal to it if needed. I have always wanted an insert for my fireplace anyway, so why not get one that will do double duty.
There may be other options to consider, so let's hear them.