Solo Stoves

mj4cy

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Anyone have one? Thinking of getting one because I like that it burns actual wood, little smoke, is portable and can be used on a wooden deck.

Looking for feedback on people's experience. TIA.
 

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Anyone have one? Thinking of getting one because I like that it burns actual wood, little smoke, is portable and can be used on a wooden deck.

Looking for feedback on people's experience. TIA.
Well, if it burns wood and you have it on a wooden deck, you can never complain about being out of fuel.
 

mj4cy

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Well, if it burns wood and you have it on a wooden deck, you can never complain about being out of fuel.
Yeah I was pretty skeptical but my BIL swears by it. I guess you can also have a mat under it
 

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My brother gifted me his when he moved. It's been great, especially since I didn't drop the $200 to buy it. I don't have a place for it in the backyard, so we bring it out to the driveway. Flames are well-contained, very little smoke and it cools down relatively quickly too so we can pack it up that same evening. I have some tree limbs at the bottom of my backyard that I'll use for fuel, but lately I've just grabbed some of the over-priced firewood at the Hy-Vee gas stations.
 

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My neighbor has one and it’s awesome. Almost no smoke.
 

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Anyone have one? Thinking of getting one because I like that it burns actual wood, little smoke, is portable and can be used on a wooden deck.

Looking for feedback on people's experience. TIA.
Wife's been wanting one but I've resisted just because I kind of like the smoke and crackle of an actual firepit. I'm sure she'll win in the end. They do look slick.
 

Mort4Cy

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I have one and like it, but I have a concrete patio that I use it on so I can't attest to using it on a deck. Burns very hot but is pretty much smokeless once it gets going. I got the new carrying handle for father's day and it makes it even more easily portable. Overall, I would recommend.
 

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I have one and like it, but I have a concrete patio that I use it on so I can't attest to using it on a deck. Burns very hot but is pretty much smokeless once it gets going. I got the new carrying handle for father's day and it makes it even more easily portable. Overall, I would recommend.
Does it put off much heat?
 

KennyPratt42

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Have one, as others have said, its great. Burns hot with minimal smoke and the bottom stays cool.
 

JP4CY

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I've looked at Solo and alternatives, mostly Breeo (Made in America).
 
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gj524

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Enough it melted my shoe the first time I used ours when I had it too close.
Is it just hot to the touch or does it actually throw heat out? My wife has been interested in a gas table top fire for the deck but my hesitation has been that they don't seem to actually provide warmth.

I also have a small yard and haven't wanted to dedicate an area to a permanent fire pit or drag pavers out to the yard every time we have a fire. The option to move it between the deck and yard is really intriguing. I see on the website they claim the stand makes it safe for directly on grass or a deck.

Anyone ever used one of the stands?