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Progress Hybrid Owner Testimonials
I highly, and without reservation, recommend the Progress Hybrid for anyone with a large home
This extremely efficient, easily used stove is further enhanced by its great beauty and the gorgeous large clear view of the remarkable and very different fire.  The smoke flames may be whirling hurricane-like flames near the secondary air burn area, catalytic smoke flames arising from the bottom of the stove and dancing throughout the firebox, or (often) a combination of both.  With our damper completely closed, we get only these flames for the first hour or so, then a very small flame, clear burn that maintains a steady stovetop temperature during the entire burn.

L.W.  Ontario, Canada
"The amount of time that can go between refills is staggering"
This stove, simply put, is an engineering marvel. I now burn 50% less wood, my 2500 sq. ft. house is warmer due to the higher BTU output, and the heat is very even. I was never able to achieve any of this with my previous wood stove the Jolul Oslo (aka boat anchor).
As a testament to the efficiency of this stove, I have only emptied the ash pan twice in 30 days. This stove is so amazing and trouble free that my faith in wood heat has been renewed once again. It shouldn't be difficult to heat with wood, and with the Progress Hybrid you have made it a joy.

Jeff North,  NH

"What a fabulous product!"
Highest kudos for engineering and building such a functional beauty. To have such an efficient stove work perfectly for utter wood-heating newbies from day one is really special.

Lydia Cassilly, AR

"The Progress Hybrid is everything it claims to be and more."
We love our newest Woodstock Soapstone. It is so incredibly efficient and burns exceptionally clean. The Progress Hybrid is everything it claims to be and more. The top vent allowed us more space in our great room. It is gorgeous!
Our old Woodstock stove will be put to use in the barn. Thanks for a wonderful product!

Melanie & Eddie Ostberg, NY

"What a machine!"
Management and workers at Woodstock Stoves,
What a machine the new hybrid stove is!  We replaced a 10 year old keystone in our great room this weekend and are toasty today. Wow. Good work.  You can solve the entire country's dependence on oil.
The old keystone is being moved to our new oyster hatchery.  She kept us healthy for a long time.

Michael Osinski
Widows Hole Oyster Company
Greenport, NY

"Honestly I can’t think of anything to improve on."
Excellent customer service, very knowledgeable staff. Terrific feedback, Thank you Penny for helping with soapstone, it's beautiful. Honestly I can’t think of anything to improve on. It has been a long time since I have dealt with a company with such excellent public relations.

Tim Scott
Zionsville, PA

"My beautiful Hybrid is wonderful"
My beautiful Hybrid is wonderful. It is dreamy to sit and watch the flames dance and bounce. I couldn’t be happier with this stove. The draft is good and the fire caught right up...not that we need much of a fire tonight. The men spent about 5 hrs getting the “modification” done with the bluestone hearth, uncrating the Hybrid and getting it where it belongs. I am truly very pleased with my purchase. Thank you for a pleasurable experience. I must also tell you that these chimney sweeps were VERY impressed with your stove and your care in packing and shipping, and even felt we ‘got a really good deal’!!! This...from a couple of hard workers who’ve seen most everything in the field.

P.S. I think I will make good use of the cast cooktop when it arrives.

Carol Martin
Accord, NY

"You are my favorite mail order company."
Everyone was wonderful and...knowledgeable! I would not change a thing. Oh yes, thank you for two terrific stoves.

Don Thompson
Fairbanks, AK

"...the Progress Hybrid has made our life so much easier"
Buying a Woodstock stove is the best thing we have done for ourselves, the Progress Hybrid has made our life so much easier. The stove is an incredible product. The company was great to deal with. If someone wants to see our stove or talk with us they can.

The Foulks
Magalia, CA

"A good buying experience with excellent customer service!"
The folks we talked to at Woodstock Soapstone stoves were excellent to work with. A good buying experience with excellent customer service!

John Lavoie
Merrimack, NH

"You made me a loyal customer for life; your actions did what no words could ever do."

Dear Woodstock Soapstone,

Last December (2011) I bought one of your hybrid wood stoves. Not only is your product exceptional; which is so unusual these days.The attention to detail is worth talking about. When anyone comes into my home their gaze is immediately drawn to my soapstone wood stove. I then tell them the story about frames made in Belgium and assembled with soapstone in New Hampshire. I also use you as an example of what good customer service really means. I have worked as a business accelerator most of my adult life, I am sixty-one. There are only two companies I have dealt with in my life who understand true customer service and what that means. You are one of them.

Being your customer is truly a pleasurable experience. Not only have I not had a problem but you have taken steps to change and enhance things before I could ever have thought of them. Sending me an alternative cook top for my stove, free of charge, made me realize the value of our relationship. You could have advertised it with an added cost and I may have considered buying it. Sending it to me without any cost to me did what no advertising could ever have done. You made me a loyal customer for life; your actions did what no words could ever do.

Veronica Stork
Paicines, CA

"Whoever designed this stove should get a an award."
I thought I would let you know that the Progress Hybrid is installed and burning!!  What a stove!! This is by far and away the most impressive woodstove I have ever seen burn.  It is amazing!  The reburn is unbelievable to watch.  Whoever designed this stove should get a an award.  I will recommend this stove to anyone and everyone I can.  My only complaint…which is not a complaint wow is it heavy!  I carried it in with 6 other guys that I had to feed dinner to after the install.

I am very satisfied and so is my wife.  This stove is everything it is billed to be.

Thanks for all your help,
Mark Cornwell
Cherry Valley, NY

"Since we installed the woodstove in October, we have not used our furnace even ONCE!"
Could you please spread the word to everyone how much we are enjoying our Progress Hybrid Soapstone Woodstove.  We love it!  It keeps our 1880 square foot home nice and cozy.  We have 9 and 10 foot ceilings throughout the entire home.  Since we installed the woodstove in October, we have not used our furnace even ONCE!

Thanks, again, for the quality stove and your great customer service!!!!!!!

Phil & Lisa Rittenhouse
Homedale, ID

"Cut our wood usage by more than half."
We purchased a Progress Hybrid stove. It exceeds our expectations of performance and looks. Cut our wood usage by more than half. We are very pleased with our new stove. Thank you!

Donya Sanbower
Hedgesville, WV

"You are the best company we’ve ever dealt with."
We are very pleased with our stove and the warmth it provides. You are the best company we’ve ever dealt with.

Joe Jussila
Baggs, WY

"We know we made a great choice in purchasing your stove."
Ordering a stove on line can be scary since you can’t see the stove in person. We just can’t stop praising the our Progress Hybrid. It looks and performs exactly as described on the web site. We know we made a great choice in purchasing your stove. Love the big fire viewing window and the hear output is fantastic.

Deforest Way
Eden, NC

"World class service, staff and knowledge."
Thank you all at Woodstock Soapstone Co. It’s been a pleasure buying our Progress Hybrid Model 209 stove. World class service, staff and knowledge. Well worth the trip to pickup stove and tour factory. You guys are the best!

Gary Adams,
Georgetown, ME

"...impressed with you all’s craftmanship!"
Thank you Mike and crew- this fireplace is awesome!! The installation and removal of our old chimney was done in 2 1/2 hrs by the Brother Marnell Keith and 2 helpers. So professional and caring. Keith expressed amazement at the stove pipe being painted the same color as the cast iron on our soapstone woodstove, and was impressed with you all’s craftmanship!
Happy Thanksgiving from a Warm Home.

Thank you and God Bless,
Donna & Guenther
Erial, NJ

"50% less wood...50% less ash..."

Dear folks,

I had to write to tell you how pleased we are with our Progress Hybrid Woodstove. First of all, it is so beautiful to see in my hearth. But we absolutely love the efficiency; we are using 50% less wood than last year. We are also creating 50% less ash which is less work for me.

Our stove provides great overnight heat and I never have to restart it in the morning. There are always plenty of coals to catch the new fire quickly. We have also noticed an even heat; our last stove made the house hot, then cold. Our Woodstock stove maintains a pleasant, more controlled heat.

Added to all those features is the best customer service I have seen in a long time. Phone calls are answered by people, emails are returned promptly, and advice and explanations are always available. I heartily recommend Woodstock Soapstone Stoves.


Sarah & Ronald, PA