Vogelzang Pellet Stoves VG5770 Slimline Review
Vogelzang pellet stoves are only available in a few sizes. Vogelzang is affiliated with United States Stove, so they tend not to compete for the same buyer by offering identically sized wood pellet stoves with different labels. The Vogelzang VG5770 is a smaller version of the Vogelzang VG5790. The VG 5790 is one of the most powerful freestanding wood pellet stoves you can buy. The Vogelzang Slimline isn’t designed to heat a whole house, but it still puts out a lot of heat. If you’re looking for a pellet stove that’s priced less than $1,000, but still can heat more than 2,000 square feet of floor space, the Slimline might be right for you.
No matter which of the Vogelzang pellet stoves you choose, the fit and finish are similar. They’re made in China, but they’re well designed and constructed. There’s nothing fancy about the Vogelzang Slimline wood pellet stove, but it’s not cheap-looking. More expensive pellet stoves like the P-61 Harman Pellet Stove feature more heavy, cast parts which give it a more solid appearance. Vogelzang wood pellet stoves use a lot more stamped metal parts, and look more like a kitchen appliance than a wood stove.
That’s not a knock on Vogelzang. The VG 5770 works well, and using simple steel panels for the enclosure and hopper keeps the price low without affecting performance. Let’s take a look at the Wood Pellet Facts to see what you get with the Vogelzang VG 5770 Slimline wood pellet stove.
Vogelzang Pellet Stoves VG5770 Wood Pellet Facts
- Freestanding automatic pellet stove
- Produces up to 48,000 BTUs
- Heats up to 2,200 square feet of floor area
- Digital temperature settings
- Flue collar: 3″
- Hopper capacity: 60 pounds
- Full load run time: 40 hours
- Single 200 CFM blower
- Runs on 110 volts at 3 amps
- Automatic igniter
- Remote control for heat settings included
- Dimensions: 20″ x 24″ x 39-3/4″ high
- Limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Weighs 287 pounds
Vogelzang Pellet Stoves VG 5770 Features and Benefits
Early models of wood pellet stoves didn’t have automatic operation. They required constant fiddling to get the amount of heat you desired. All Vogelzang pellet stoves have automatic ignition and automated temperature settings that allow you to regulate the amount of heat the stoves put out. That doesn’t mean that you can use the VG 5770 like a central heating furnace. You can set the output of the stove from low to high, but you can’t have the unit turn on and off at particular temperature.
The VG5770 will automatically reset itself to a desired temperature setting, but it will not shut itself off to keep from exceeding a low temperature, and then restart when the temperature gets too cold. It’s easy to use the digital readout to maintain a fairly constant temperature while it’s in operation, however.
It’s easy to clean the VG 5770. After shutting down the unit and letting it cool, you open the front viewing door, remove the burn pot to scrape out any clinkers and ash, sweep out the interior, and then close it back up after wiping off the interior of the viewing glass. Once a week or so, you’ll have to remove a cover plate for the heat exchanger and vacuum out the ash that settles in there.
- Compact size makes it easy to locate in the room
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Produces lots of heat
- Uses outside air for combustion
- Large viewing window to enjoy the flames
- Large, 60-pound hopper requires fewer refills
- Long warranty
- Looks good in any setting
- LED readout and soft touch buttons make adjustments easy
- Included remote control makes adjusting temps simpler
- Fan is relatively quiet on the lower settings
- Viewing window soots up quickly
- Doesn’t hold an even number of bags of pellets
- Circulation fan is noisy on the higher settings
- Unit requires removal of metal plates to vacuum out heat exchanger
Final Word on the Vogelzang VG5770
The key to home heating comfort is having the right size pellet stove, furnace, or boiler. Buying heating plants that are more powerful than you need won’t increase comfort. If your furnace or pellet stove cycles on and off too often, you’ll be too hot one minute, and shivering the next.
That’s why so many people like the Vogelzang VG5770. It puts out a lot of heat for a secondary heating source. Because it burns wood pellets, it’s both economical and eco-friendly. The controls are easy to use and understand. It doesn’t dominate the room you place it in. Many users report that the VG5770 fits nicely in the corner of a room, unlike bigger stoves that are too big to fit.
The Vogelzang VG5770 gets generally good reviews from customers. Most people don’t have any trouble installing or running the pellet stove. Many users say that they’re able to use the VG 5770 as their primary heating source, even though it’s designed to be a secondary heater. The most common observation by consumers is how inexpensive the unit is for how much heat it puts out. The Vogelzang Pellet Stoves VG5770 is recommended.
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