Like many others this brutal heating season – I ran out of pellets recently (March, 2011)
and was forced to buy what would be the “leftovers” at many outlets. Unfortunately, I
happened to be at Lowes and saw a couple of pallets of pellets for individual bag sale.
I bought six bags to try them out – planning on going back the next week to get more
if they worked out. These pellets were burned in a Quadra-Fire stove which had been
Without reservation – these are the absolute worst pellets that I have ever used. I bought
five bags too many. They produced a large volume of clinkers (5 days of burning
produced a two inch thick layer of clinkers in the firepot) and produced a large volume of
black soot on the inside of the stove from day one (when the firepot was still clean). I was
literally stunned on how poorly they burned (of course, the bags proudly displayed the
rating of Premium Pellets). Possibly I got a bad batch but I would be extremely hesitant
to buy them again.
I cleaned the stove and found a place selling LG pellets and bought some bags of those.
The LG’s have burned (and are still burning) fine so I don’t believe that it was the stove
that caused the Inferno to be so terrible. On a one to 5 scale – I would give them a rating
of 1 – meaning that if there were nothing else available – I would be hard pressed to
purchase these again.
Thanks to Bob for this review