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Best for Garage: Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove
Looking for a compact wood stove to heat up a small garage or workshop? The Guide Gear Outdoor Wood Stove is the perfect product for the job. This little stove is ideal for small spaces, and it’s as inexpensive as they come.
This wood-burning stove is much smaller than other units, measuring just 17.75" x 11.75" x 16.25”. It comes with five pipes and requires proper ventilation when used indoors, but reviewers say it’s a great way to heat up a small garage or shop. You can even use the top platform to keep coffee or saucepans warm.
A few reviewers note that the door on this wood stove is not sealed well, so it does let some smoke out, but you can easily reinforce the seal for better performance.
Best Electric: Duraflame DFI-5010-01 Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove
Want the warmth and aesthetic of a wood stove without having to buy wood? Then you’ll love the Duraflame Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove, an electric heater styled to resemble a wood stove.
This product measures 13” x 24” x 23.4” wide, and it can heat a room up to 1,000 square feet. There are three windows that let you look into the faux stove, and you can adjust the temperature, color, brightness and speed settings to your preference. What’s great about this product is that it’s cool to the touch, so it’s a safer alternative to a traditional wood stove if you have young children or curious pets.
As an added bonus, reviewers say the flames in this electric wood stove are surprisingly realistic, and the unit is a great source of supplementary heat for your house.