The Castle Serenity and Pleasant Hearth pellet stoves hold the highest customer ratings at Amazon.com, as of 2015. The Serenity has a 4.6 out of five star rating, while the Pleasant Hearth stands at 4.1 stars. Both of these stoves are also among the best reviewed stoves at Finest Fires.
The Castle Serenity wood pellet stove heats 1,500 square feet of living space with over 78 percent efficiency. The Serenity features automatic ignition and a smart controller with weekly operational modes.
The Pleasant Hearth cabinet-style pellet stove has a 50,000 British thermal unit heating capacity at 85 percent efficiency. This stove is equipped with a 120-pound hopper, auto-light ignition and a comfort control system. The Pleasant Hearth is also available in smaller cabinet sizes with smaller heating capacities.