Anonymous wrote:Does anyone know the quality of Hitzer? Is it a good stove, how does it compare to Harman? The model im looking at is the 50-93 EZ-FLO with a gravity fed hopper. How does a gravity fed hopper work? Does it clog up and jam? Im torn between this hitzer stove and the Harman MarkIII which both have 93,000 Btu and heat 2400 sq.ft. However the Harman does not have a hopper. Also they both are the same price $1600. My local Hitzer dealer has a 1 year old used EZ-FLO for $1000 which I guess I will jump on if someone here can tell me if its a good quality stove.
I would like to more about this as well.
Here is my experience: I pretty much bought a Hitzer insert about 1 week ago, sight unseen. I did this because my local dealers did not have the model I needed in stock and could not get me one for 12+ weeks ( the Hitzer Co. says orders have been way above expectations this year and cant keep up with demand) I had to drive 200 miles to the closest dealer who had the model 983 I wanted. My dealer had a freestanding Hizer stove on display as well as several other brands. I feel the Hitzer was equal or better than most other stoves as far as construction, weld quality, fit & finish. I do know that they are a heavy stove which may be some indication of quality. (compare the weight of the hitzer to the weight of other stoves you are interested/considering.)
I will say that I feel that Vermont Castings have the nicest finish that I've seen, however; you will pay a steep price for one of those.