Wood Stove Product Comparison: 1kW Size

March 7, 2019

Stoves that output 1kW or less are some of the tiniest stoves on the market.  It's rare for a space to need such little heat, but there are a few options in the 1kW or less size that can be used to heat a tiny space off-grid.

In this article, we provide an apples-to-apples comparison of small stoves in the 1kW or less range, (up to 3,412 BTU/hr).  Because the BTU claims of some manufacturers vary wildly relative to their actual performance (why?), we've grouped stoves based on which ones work best for small spaces within this BTU range (according to the Tiny Wood Stove BTU Calculator), regardless of the manufacturer's claimed output.

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Warning: Most BTU calculators are designed to overestimate your heating needs, which can result in a stove that's so large, you can't burn it without overheating your space.  If you're not sure which size stove you need for your small space, run through the Tiny Wood Stove BTU Calculator, which is specifically designed for sizing wood stoves for small spaces.

Fatsco Tiny Tot

Tiny Tot
  • Price: $229
  • Dimensions: 11.5” H x 6” D
  • Flue: 3" Top Only
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Construction: Stainless Steel
  • Claimed BTU Output: N/A
  • Air Controls: Primary Only
  • Glass: None
  • Firebox Dimensions: Unknown
  • Available Accessories: Stainless Shield, Cook Top
  • Finish: Painted Flat Black
  • UL/CSA: No
  • EPA: No
  • Notes: Designed for use with anthracite coal or charcoal, the Tiny Tot can also be used with very small chunks of wood.
  • Manual: Not Available

Fatsco Pet

Pet
  • Price: $223
  • Dimensions: 9.5” H x 6” D
  • Flue: 3" Top Only
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Construction: Stainless Steel
  • Claimed BTU Output: N/A
  • Air Controls: Primary Only
  • Glass: None
  • Firebox Dimensions: Unknown
  • Available Accessories: Stainless Shield, Cook Top
  • Finish: Painted Flat Black
  • UL/CSA: No
  • EPA: No
  • Notes: Nearly identical to the Tiny Tot, but 2" shorter.  Designed for use with anthracite coal or charcoal, the Pet can also be used with very small chunks of wood.
  • Manual: Not Available

Hampshire Heater

Hampshire Heater
  • Price: £725 plus shipping
  • Dimensions: 17.7” H x 5.9” D
  • Flue: Non-Standard 35mm, flue included
  • Weight: 27 lbs
  • Construction: Steel
  • Claimed BTU Output: N/A
  • Air Controls: Primary Control
  • Glass: None
  • Firebox Dimensions: Unknown
  • Available Accessories
  • Finish: Polished Stainless
  • UL/CSA: Unknown
  • EPA: Unknown
  • Notes:
  • Manual: Installation Instructions available here

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