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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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            Ouch!


            It was an "ouch" moment for us, but it has been turned into an "ahh" moment for you.   We had an unfortunate morning last Friday, when our website went down.  We apologize for this mishap, and hope you did not encounter the same frustration we experienced.  This issue has been addressed and resolved, so should not happen again.

            We have extended our "Plain and Simple Sale" for one week as our way of apologizing for any inconvenience you may have had while trying to access our website.

            The good news is; our sale is extended for one more week.  The bad news is; this too shall end.  Please check out the fantastic savings we are offering on our newest steel hybrid wood stove, it may be just
            Absolute Steel Simple Prairie
            Charcoal with Blue - Right Side Door
            what you and your home will need this winter.  We are also offering discounts on our other hybrid wood stoves, the Progress and the Ideal Steel, along with savings on our three older models, the Fireview, Keystone, and Palladian.

            We hope to hear from you soon!


            Monday, August 15, 2016

            It's the Dog Days of Summer!

            The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer the “dog days”.  This did not pertain to all of the dogs laying around this time of year, it was because they associated this time of year with the Dog Star, which is at its brightest this time of year.

            Here at Woodstock Soapstone Co., we have noticed our resident dogs are certainly laying around much more than they did in the Spring.  So, instead of linking these Dog Days to the brightest star in the sky, we’re linking these Dog Days to our brightest stars in our factory.  To commemorate our brightest stars – Tippy and Ramona – we are highlighting all dogs in our Ideal Steel Steal of the Month.  

            For all of our dog lovers, this is a special Steal of the Month. We are giving you the
            option of choosing from our selection of artwork that features dogs.  This is the best of two worlds!  You get exceptional pricing on one of our best selling stoves, together with the opportunity to show your love for your dog.

            Just as dogs are man’s best friend, the Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove will be your best friend when the icy winter winds come ripping down from the North.  Our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove will be as loyal to you as your dog is, and will protect you from whatever Old Man Winter brings to your door.


            Don’t delay, this special offer is only good through the month of August.  The Dog Days of Summer are gone when August is over, so too is this offer.  Give us a call today!

            Tuesday, July 12, 2016

            Flowers and Water, Not Your Average Wood Stove

            Blue Water Lily

             Water lilies grow in all climates, all over the world, from tropical to temperate. And, just as the water lily can survive in the rugged terrain of Northern Canada and Alaska, our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove will enable you to survive the cold when the harsh winter weather arrives in your neighborhood.
            Water Lily Center and Side Burners


            So, we figured since the Water Lily is July’s birth flower, symbolizing enlightenment, strength, and toughness, it just naturally belongs on our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove.  This makes the Water Lily the obvious choice for our July Ideal Steel Hybrid Steal of the Month. 

            Water Lily Side Medallion 
            Like the Water Lily is strong, so too is our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove.  Strong, robust, and industrious, while maintaining low emissions for a cleaner environment, the Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove exemplifies the Woodstock Soapstone Company’s standard of excellence.

            Take advantage of our July Steal of the Month, and appreciate the warmth of our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove, while enjoying the beauty of the hardy water lily.
            Water Lily Andirons




            Saturday, June 4, 2016

            Summer is Here and the “Livin’ is Easy”

            We have entered into the sixth month of our calendar year – half way through 2016!  June is here, and we are thrilled, what’s not to love about Summer Solstice? 

            Ideal Steal Swan Andirons
            June brings summer, weddings, and celebration.  Named after Juno, the Goddess of Marriage
            and Protector of Women, June also brings us beauty and grace.   Here at Woodstock Soapstone, 
            we want to celebrate Juno by enhancing our Ideal Steal Steel of the Month with swans, the symbol of beauty, grace, and love. 

            Ideal Steal Swan Side Medallion
            Our swans capture the essence of love with their heart shaped silhouettes and romantic profiles.  However, while graceful in movement, swans are known for their strength and determination when protecting their mate and their young. This is why we chose these birds to grace our Ideal Steal Woodstoves.  Not only clean burning with EPA emissions at 1.04 grams/hr (per EPA tests), our Ideal Steal Woodstoves will protect you all winter against the ruthless chill of winter weather.  The Ideal Steal burns at a BTU output rate of 13,017-60,530/hr (per EPA tests).

            Ideal Steal Swan Burners


            Don’t wait for the ease of summer living to end before garnering your protection against winter’s ferocious wrath.  Take advantage of our Ideal Steal Steel of the Month special pricing, and grace your home with our beautiful swans.  This special pricing is only good for the month of June! 
             
            Ideal Steal Swan Hanger
            Ideal Steal Swan Tools

            Friday, June 3, 2016

            Oops! Our Apologies...

            Oops!  We must apologize.  Our website was recently hacked, and many of our valued customers may have received undesirable results when accessing or searching our site on Memorial Day, and the day after.  We like to think of ourselves as “hot” but perhaps not in the manner that was depicted during the hacking. 

            The situation is back under control, and we sincerely hope you will continue to visit us, either on the internet, on the telephone, or in person. 

            If you are unable to visit in person, do check back soon for an update on the next Absolute Steel Hybrid Woodstoves that are in production.  We are fabricating the Foursquare and Prairie Wheat models now; we are anticipating they will be ready for shipping soon – perhaps as soon as next week!

            Absolute Steel Prairie Wheat



            It is a busy time here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company, the Great Plain and Simple Prairie are up next, we are predicting they will be ready in the next few weeks. 

            Friday, May 6, 2016

            Take a Tour of the Absolute Steel Hybrid

            Absolute Steel - Charcoal & Brown
            Our new Absolute Steel Hybrid Stove is shipping, and we think now is a good time to give you a tour of what is going on - both inside, and outside.

            Absolute Steel - Soapstone Lined Firebox
            The Absolute Steel Hybrid has a firebox that is completely lined with soapstone.  The stove has a large ash grate in the center of the floor of  the firebox. There are diagonal slots in the grate to make it easy to slide an ash rake across the surface.  

            The firebox is 19” inches deep, from the soapstone inside the loading door, to the soapstone wall opposite the door.
            the firebox.

            Two removable andirons sit behind the front window.  They extend up above the firebrick 8” to 9” inches.  The front soapstone liner is tapered to direct the air-wash down into the coal bed.

            Absolute Steel Decorative Front Panel
            Moving along to the outside, the decorative front panel on the Absolute Steel Hybrid is held in place by a thick trim band (see picture).  The top has a complementary design on every model except the “Great Plain” (hence the name).  We will post additional color combinations shortly.     
            Absolute Steel Top (Wildwood Model)

            The metallic brown detail on a charcoal base is one combination we are particularly fond of.

            Like her brother, the Ideal Steel Hybrid, the Absolute Steel Hybrid has a bypass damper that “interlocks” with the side loading door.  You have to open the bypass before you can open the loading door.

            The loading door is completely lined with soapstone, so it feels like a bank vault door (strong and sturdy), and, more importantly, it makes the entire firebox completely lined in soapstone.  This lining helps to maintain high temperatures and insure complete combustion.   
            Absolute Steel Loading Door


            The first of many Absolute Steel Hybrid stoves has shipped today, it is an exciting time here at the factory.  Stay tuned for more pictures, more information, and more excitement!