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Osburn Inserts vs Osburn Stoves: A Side-by-Side Comparison

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Today, this article will tackle about Osburn's Wood Inserts particularly the Matrix vs Inspire Inserts, and Osburn's Wood Stove. As usual, we'll go through each product's overview, specifications, and difference with each other.

 

Osburn Matrix 1900 Wood Insert - OB01900

The Matrix 1900 is a compact unit that has tapered top and sides for easy installation in smaller hearths. Its combustion chamber's deep bottom allows ash to pile up and lessens the need for frequent cleaning.

Osburn Matrix 1900 Wood Insert
Its grand cast-iron faceplate is decorated with columns that frame its large entrance and an upper louver with a design. Its discreet black wooden handle, air control with detachable handle, and flush mount blower vanish to make place for the faceplate's fine detailing. To completely appreciate your time spent near the fire, take advantage of the huge glass surface's panoramic view of the flames.

 

Osburn Matrix 2000 Wood Insert - OB02028

The Matrix 2000 wood insert establishes the high standards for modern appearance and functionality. This offers all the benefits of an insert while having the appearance of a fireplace. Its blower assembly and faceplate were created to offer a flush finish with the masonry fireplace. The material of choice for this sleek and modern unit was cast iron. An optional sheet metal backing plate is used to aid installation into wider spaces. This insert will undoubtedly become the center of attention in the room.

Osburn Matrix 2000 Wood Insert
Osburn Matrix 2700 Wood Insert - OB02700
This unit comes standard with cast iron faceplate and heat activated blower. You can customize this non-catalytic appliance by choosing from a black or brushed nickel door overlay and fire screen.
Osburn Matrix 2700 Wood Insert
The Matrix 2700 insert is a fusion of traditional style and technological innovation. Located in the heart of your living space, the generous viewing area of this versatile fireplace produces a soothing glow that invites you to sit back, relax and take in the calm and warmth of its flames. Eco-savvy consumers appreciate its efficient combustion and quality performance as well as its classic beauty.

 

Specifications
Matrix 1900 Matrix 2000 Matrix 2700
Overall Dimensions (H x W x D) 23 7/8"​ x 36" x 21" 25 1/8" x 36 1/8" x 23 1/8"  30 1/8" x  43 5/8" x  27 1/4"
Fuel Type Dry cordwood (16" recommended) Dry cordwood (16" recommended) Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
Average overall efficiency (dry cordwood)

75 % (HHV) 

80 % (LHV)

72 % (HHV)

77 % (LHV)

64 % (HHV)

68 % (LHV)

High-efficiency certified appliance

Yes, EPA 2020 approved

Yes, EPA 2020 approved

Yes, EPA 2020 approved

Heating Area 250 - 1,200 ft2 500 - 2,100 ft2 750 - 2,200 ft2
Maximum heat output 45,000 BTU/h (13.19 kW) 75,000 BTU/h (22.0 kW) 80,000 BTU/h (23.4 kW)
Maximum burn time 7 h 8 h 8 h
Glass Type Ceramic Glass Ceramic Glass Ceramic Glass
Door Type Single, glass with cast iron frame Single, glass with cast iron frame Single, glass with cast iron frame
Warranty Limited lifetime Limited lifetime Limited lifetime

Click here to know more about the Wood Stove Tax Credit 2023 for EPA certified wood stoves and inserts.

 

Let us now compare Inspire 2000 Wood Insert  from the products above.

 

Osburn Inspire 2000 Wood Insert - OB02045
Osburn Inspire 2000 Wood Insert
The Inspire 2000 wood insert is a contemporary heating system that brings an unmatched modernism to your décor, in addition to perfectly combining functionality and comfort. The impeccable lines display a timeless style while guaranteeing reliability and durability—a winning combination for any homeowner. With its particle emission rate as low as 1.54 g/h and its high-performance combustion system, environmentalists have never been as happy with wood heating; now they can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that this heating system will last them for years to come!

 

Below is the direct comparison of these two particular wood inserts:
Matrix 2000 vs Inspire 2000
Matrix 2000 Inspire 2000
Overall Dimensions (H x W x D)  25 1/8" x 36 1/8" x 23 1/8"  23 1/8" x 28 3/8" x  26 3/8"
Fuel Type Dry cordwood (16" recommended) Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
Average overall efficiency (dry cordwood)

72 % (HHV)

77 % (LHV)

72 % (HHV)

77 % (LHV)

High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved Yes, EPA 2020 approved
Heating Area 500 - 2,100 ft2 500 - 2,100 ft2
Maximum heat output 75,000 BTU/h (22.0 kW) 75,000 BTU/h (22 kW)
Maximum burn time 8 h 8 h
Glass Type Ceramic Glass Ceramic Glass
Door Type Single, glass with cast iron frame Single, glass with steel frame
Warranty Limited lifetime Limited lifetime

 

What's the difference between the Matrix  and the Inspire?
The actual difference of the two, basically, is the price you are paying for because of each exterior design. Matrix is a cast-iron front while Inspire is steel. In conclusion, Inspire is more modern and sleek in its design.

 

Let us now move on to two of Osburn's Wood Stove.

 

Osburn 1700 Wood Stove - OB01700
Osburn 1700 Wood Stove
The Osburn 1700 is a faithful copy of the recently redefined 2000 model, designed to deliver a firebox that is both robust and elegant. This unit features high-density bricks, a cast iron door and top heat deflector, built-in ash pan and side panels that reduce clearances.

 

Osburn Inspire 2000 Wood Stove - OB02042
Osburn Inspire 2000 Wood Stove
The Inspire 2000 wood stove offers a style that will surely withstand the fickle winds of fashion with its balanced proportions. Available in steel, soapstone or even a minimalist base for those who prefer to place the unit directly on a non-combustible surface, this more contemporary look is available on this unit's 2.4 cubic feet firebox and outside air intake. Equipped with an EPA rating of 1.54 g/h and meeting domestic energy standards, this unit will meet the requirements of any mobile home installation—not to mention that it will meet all EPA regulations as well.

 

Specifications
Osburn 1700 Inspire 2000
Overall Dimensions (H x W x D) 30 3/8" x  24 7/8" x  23 1/4"   35 5/8" x 27 7/8" x 24 1/4"
Fuel Type Dry cordwood (16" recommended) Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
Average overall efficiency (dry cordwood)

70 % (HHV)

75 % (LHV)

 

72 % (HHV)

77 % (LHV)

 

High-efficiency certified appliance

Yes, EPA 2020 approved

Yes, EPA 2020 approved

Heating Area 500 - 1,800 ft2 500 - 2,100 ft2
Maximum heat output 65,000 BTU/h (19 kW) 75,000 BTU/h (22.0 kW)
Maximum burn time 6 h 8 h
Glass Type Ceramic glass Ceramic glass
Door Type Single, glass with cast iron frame Single, glass with steel frame
Warranty Limited lifetime Limited lifetime

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