Cast iron can withstand high temperatures and the cycle of heating and cooling associated with burning wood. A cast iron stove will provide decades of use. The soapstone advantage is clear when compared to other products.
Benefits of a long soapstone HeatLife™
Get more out of your wood pile
A long HeatLife™ means you’re using less wood, saving money and heating efficiently.
Once heated, soapstone stays warm for hours, making it the ideal material for overnight heating or for other long stretches of time when you can’t tend the fire. Having a warm stove in the morning makes rekindling the fire quick and easy.
The powerful radiant heat from soapstone warms the objects in your home, not just the air. The heat from soapstone is gentle, even, and comfortable. You can sit close to a soapstone stove without getting the uncomfortable blast of heat you would feel from a steel stove.
Soapstone is a natural metamorphic rock formed millions of years ago under intense heat and pressure. Because it has an unusually stable composition, soapstone can comfortably withstand fire and dramatic changes in temperature indefinitely.
Soapstone retains more heat than any other material. Compared to other stove building materials, soapstone has the capacity to store twice as much heat as steel.
Soapstone also has an attractive, natural appearance. Each stone has a unique grain, a one-of-a-kind decorative element that will age gracefully. When exposed to high temperatures, the rich colors of the stone will deepen over time.