Lopi Wood Stove Reviews and Buying Guide 2020

This Lopi Wood Stove review will look at the brand’s cast iron and steel wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts including each model’s specifications, features, and prices.

Lopi Wood Stove Review

Lopi, located in Mukilteo, Washington, has been making premium wood stoves for over 40 years. According to its website, Lopi has a reputation for manufacturing stoves with expert craftsmanship, reliable performance, low emissions, and heating efficiency. Lopi stoves are sold through specialty hearth retailers across the United States. One of the negative results of that is that they keep prices closely guarded to give their retailers maximum opportunity to sell you a Lopi stove at a high profit margin. This practice is not unique to Lopi. It is common in the wood stove and pellet stove industry – and the common practice in the split system HVAC industry.

Lopi makes cast iron and steel wood burning stoves in free standing models and inserts that install in an existing fireplace. Cast iron is a classic choice for wood burning stoves, providing optimum performance in a stove that’s built to last. Steel is also an excellent choice because it weighs less and will heat up quicker than cast iron.

Here is the link to the Lopi Stove Factory Tour video featuring how Lopi stoves are made. We think you’ll enjoy the tour, as we did.

Following we will look at the stoves, their features and whether they are worth the cost.

Lopi Stove Advantages

There are several features to like – Lopi stove pros:

EPA Certified

All Lopi stoves and inserts are EPA Certified to burn efficiently with low emissions. The EPA reports are available on the Lopi website.

Hybrid-Fyre

Hybrid-Fyre is an award-winning patented technology and the most efficient wood burning technology available today. It uses catalytic and non-catalytic technologies to create a combustion system that burns less wood while providing the most heat output while burning less wood. See Lopi’s long list of industry awards here, if interested.

NexGen-Fyre

NexGen Fyre uses catalytic wood burning technology Both primary and secondary combustion are used to create a blended combustion system that produces balanced fires with double the BTU range, up to 100% greater heat output, and longer burn times than non-catalytic technology.

GreenStart Igniter

Starting your fire can be as easy as pushing a button with GreenStart technology. It provides a safer way to start the fire and eliminates the mess of newspaper and matches. This patent-pending technology works similar to a bellows, and when you push the button, an igniter heats the air to 1400 degrees F and blows the super-heated air into the firebox lighting the wood for a fast, clean, smoke free, start up. You can also use GreenStart when adding more wood or refreshing the fire. Using dry, seasoned wood is recommended with the GreenStart system. The compressor assembly that comes with GreenStart may be placed on the floor, or hearth, or away from the stove, or may be placed in a well ventilated remote location.

Wood Moisture Meter

All Lopi wood burning stoves come with a wood moisture meter for measuring the water content in your firewood to determine whether the wood is dry enough to burn.

Add Color to Your Stove with Stove Brite

All stoves and inserts can be ordered with a Stove Brite, high temperature (1200F/650C), custom paint color for a minimal added charge. There are 36 options to choose from including matte or satin black, browns, tans, gray, blues and reds. Customize your Lopi!

Lopi Wood Burning Stove Reviews

Here is a detailed look at the Lopi wood stove lines with details about Lopi stove prices, features, construction and more. 

TypeModelMaterialCapacityBurn TimeLog SizeMax. HeatingFireboxTechnologyEfficiencyMSRP
StoveRockportCast Iron55,466Up to 10 hrs.20"2,000 sq ft2.15 c.ft.Hybrid-FyreUp to 76%$3,950
StoveCape CodCast Iron62,623Up to 12 hrs.24"2,500 sq ft3.0 c. ft.Hybrid-FyreUp to 76%$4,500
StoveAnswerSteel Plate59,527Up to 8 hrs.18"1,200 sq ft1.5 c. ft.NexGen FyreUp to 72%$3,225
StoveEvergreenSteel Plate55,395Up to 10 hrs.20"2,000 sq ft2.2 c. ft.NexGen FyreUp to 72%$3,100
StoveEndeavorSteel Plate67,090Up to 10 hrs.18"2,000 sq ft2.5 c. ft.NexGen FyreUp to 74%$3,500
StoveLibertySteel Plate63,239Up to 12 hrs.24"2,500 sq ft3.6 c. ft.NexGen FyreUp to 70%$4,295
InsertCape Cod FlushCast Iron69,982Up to 10 hrs.24"2,000 sq ft2.2 c. ft.Hybrid-FyreUp to 76%$4,500
InsertAnswerSteel Plate59,527Up to 8 hrs.18"1,200 sq ft1.5 c. ft.NexGen FyreUp to 72%$2,975
InsertMedium FlushSteel Plate69,982Up to 10 hrs.24"2,000 sq ft2.2 c. ft.Hybrid-FyreUp to 76%$3,400
InsertLarge FlushSteel Plate57,628Up to 12 hrs.24"2,500 sq ft3.0 c. ft.Hybrid-FyreUp to 78%$4,500

Freestanding Stoves – Cast Iron

Freestanding Stoves Cast Iron

Cast iron is very durable and retains heat for many hours.

Rockport Hybrid-Fyre

These stoves offer compact space saving and classic wood stove aesthetics.

  • Cast Iron Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $3,950
  • Details: Available in the standard colors of New Iron Painted (black) or Oxford Brown Enamel, this is Lopi’s medium size, freestanding, cast iron stove. It comes with an arched design on the clear, ceramic, glass front door. It features the Hybrid-Fyre technology making it one of the most clean and efficient stoves available. The stove comes standard with a bypass damper allowing for easy start-ups and reloading, along with an easy-glide ash pan for quick cleaning.
  • Available Accessories: 400 CFM Convection Fan, GreenStart Igniter.

Cape Cod Hybrid-Fyre

This is a larger stove with 12-hour burn time - perfect for long winter nights. 

  • Cast Iron Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $4,500
  • Details: This is Lopi’s large, freestanding, cast iron stove, and is available in New Iron Painted (black) or Oxford Brown Enamel. This stove features a huge firebox and a convection heat exchanger, providing both radiant and convective heat. It is up to 20% more efficient than typical wood burning stoves and can burn less wood while providing more heat. The stove comes standard with a bypass damper allowing for easy start-ups and reloading, along with an easy-glide ash pan for quick cleaning.
  • Available Accessories: 400 CFM Convection Fan, GreenStart Igniter.

Freestanding Stoves – Steel

Freestanding Stoves Steel

Steel offers affordability and good durability. 

Answer NexGen-Fyre

If the space isn’t large and you want comfortable, sufficient heating, this is a wood burning stove worth making your short list.

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $3,225
  • Details: This small steel stove is excellent for small spaces or single rooms. It conserves space by mounting almost flush to your existing masonry. It features NexGen technology, a 5 sided convection chamber to evenly distribute warm air, and a single air control for easy control of burns and heat output.
  • Available Accessories: 160 CFM Convection Fan, Outside Air Kit, GreenStart Igniter.

Evergreen NexGen-Fyre

This Lopi wood burning stove kicks out the heat. And it’s price tag is reasonable. 

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $3,100
  • Details: The mid-size Evergreen is made of heavy gauge steel and comes with self-cleaning ceramic glass in the rectangular door which provides 183 square inches of viewing area and a standard bypass damper giving you full control of the amount of smoke in the stove eliminating smoky starts and reloads. This stove comes with the choice of legs or a pedestal base.
  • Available Accessories: 400 CFM Convection Fan, Outside Air Kit, GreenStart Igniter.

Endeavor NexGen-Fyre

A little taller than wide, this hardworking wood burning stove will serve spaces up to about 2,000 square feet. If you’re in a cold climate, about 1,500 feet is more reasonable for this Lopi wood stove.

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $3,500
  • Details: The Endeavor is one of Lopi’s best-selling stoves and is ideal for heating mid to large spaces. This stove features an arched ceramic glass door with 165 square inches of viewing space. The stove comes standard with a bypass damper allowing for easy start-ups and reloading, along with an easy-glide ash pan for quick cleaning.
  • Available Accessories: 400 CFM Convection Fan, Outside Air Kit, GreenStart Igniter.

This Lopi wood stove video shows how it works to keep your home, garage, outbuilding or other structure cozy warm. 

Liberty NexGen-Fyre

With its large firebox, this stove takes a little longer to get cookin’, but once the box and embers are hot, it heats a larger space than some of the others on this list. 

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $4,295
  • Details: The Liberty is Lopi’s largest wood burning stove featuring a huge firebox at 3.65 cubic feet. The arched glass door provides 232 square inches of viewing area to fully appreciate the fire. The stove comes standard with a bypass damper allowing for easy start-ups and reloading, along with an easy-glide ash pan for quick cleaning. The step-top design of this stove is attractive while providing cooking and warming surfaces. This stove is EPA certified and approved for alcoves and mobile homes.
  • Available Accessories: 400 CFM Convection Fan, Outside Air Kit, GreenStart Igniter.

Fireplace Inserts – Cast Iron

Cape Cod Flush Wood Hybrid-Fyre

If you have a fireplace, give your local wood stove dealer an opportunity to fit it with an insert. While it won’t save any/much money, you’ll at least make use of the existing equipment. 

Cape Cod Flush Wood Hybrid-Fyre

Turn what you have into something better with an insert that kicks out up to 70,000 BTU per hour. 

  • Cast Iron Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $4,500
  • Details: The Cape Cod Flush is Lopi’s only cast iron wood burning fireplace insert and falls in the mid-size range. The design will compliment both traditional and contemporary styles. This insert features a three-sided convection chamber, seamless 6 inch flue, and kiln-fired refractory firebrick. The Cape Cod comes standard with a bypass damper and a convection fan that circulates heat up to 2,000 square feet.
  • Available Accessories: GreenStart Igniter, High Temperature Insert Wiring Kit

Fireplace Inserts – Steel

PREMIUM STEEL WOOD FIREPLACE INSERTS

Steel offers good durability at a slightly lower cost. You might experience higher maintenance costs with steel too. 

Answer NexGen-Fyre

It is ideal for a large RV or, more likely, a small home or townhouse. 

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $2,975
  • Details: This is a small fireplace insert for use in individual rooms or small homes. It mounts flush to your existing masonry. This stove features a 5 sided convection chamber to evenly distribute the heat and a single air control for easy regulation. This stove can burn for up to 8 hours and accommodate 18 inch logs.
  • Available Accessories: GreenStart Igniter, one piece finish panels, 130 CFM Convection Fan, and High Temperature Insert Wiring Kit.

Medium Flush NexGen-Fyre with Arched or Rectangle Door

When a wood burning stove has to be attractive too - aesthetics meets practical performance - It’s worth looking at this series of Lopi wood stoves. 

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $3,400
  • Details: This is a medium size insert that is perfect for family rooms, large bedrooms, or a small home. It features a three-sided convection chamber and a 180 CFM fan and with NexGen-Fyre technology can deliver the most heat from the least amount of wood. Choose from the Wilmington face with an arched door, the Times Square face with a rectangle door, or the Universal face with a rectangle door.
  • Available Accessories: GreenStart Igniter, one piece finish panels, and High Temperature Insert Wiring Kit.

Large Flush NexGen-Fyre with Arched or Rectangle Door

This is one of the large Lopi wood stoves, and its powerful fan moves heated air with authority. 

  • Steel Plate Construction
  • Estimated Retail Price: $4,500
  • Details: The Large Flush Wood insert is approved to fit into large zero clearance and masonry fireplaces. The Hybrid-Fyre technology is 20% more efficient than typical wood fireplace inserts. It features a 180 CFM convection fan, as well as a bypass damper. Choose from the Wilmington face with an arched door, the Times Square face with a rectangle door, or the Universal face with a rectangle door.
  • Available Accessories: GreenStart Igniter, one piece finish panels, and High Temperature Insert Wiring Kit.

Warranty

The Lopi warranty provides that all stoves will be free of manufacturer and material defects for a period of 5 years for cast iron stoves and 7 years for steel stoves. All parts, electronics, trims, faces and labor are covered for a period of 2 years. 

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