What it is
A small, Canadian-made, wall- mountable, DIY-friendly wood stove for small spaces (bunkies, cabins, RVs, larger boats, etc.).
The Grizzly is Cubic Mini’s larger (but still tiny) wood stove, rated for between 8,000 and 18,000 BTUs.
I ordered everything (stove, flue pipes, heat shields and roof exit kit) online and had it at my door in just over a week. The materials are very well made. It’s a solid stove with high-quality stainless steel flue pipes.
I installed it at my cottage to warm a 320-square-foot space. Installation was straight forward. I had it all up within about five hours (including cutting the hole through my roof).
I first fired it up in late September. The factory coating takes a while to cure and releases a horrible chemical smell and some smoke as it does. The instructions do say to fire it up outdoors before installing, but it was in small text and I missed it. Definitely burn it outdoors for at least 24 hours before you install.
Throughout the fall, heat output was fine. The space (7-foot ceiling, 1980s mid-range insulation, and lots of large windows) warmed up from a chilly 60°F to a comfortable 69-ish in about an hour.
In the winter, at -10°C temps, the stove really struggled to warm up that much space. I ran it for 5-6 hours several times while I popped up to the cottage to ice fish, with barely a perceptible rise in temperature. With time, I think it could warm the place up but it just can’t get the job done in a relative short time.
Awesome for spring and fall in the right space. I’d say this stove would shine for RV users, van-lifers, or if you have an off- the-grid cabin that’s a couple hundred square feet and has modern insulation. Although tiny, itʼs really well built.
- Itʼs tiny at 13″x15x12″
- Can be wall mounted to save floor space
- Requires minimal clearance
- Great customer support
- High quality stove and pipe
- Made in Canada
- Website offers all you need (roof kits, pipes, etc)
- DIY friendly so you can save on installation cost
- Burns wood (not pellets)
- Good air flow adjustments for optimum burn
- The fire box is small. This means cutting your standard firewood pieces into thirds.
- Small firebox means you also need to stoke it more often.
- Instructions could be printed slightly larger with clearer diagrams.
Originally published in the May 2022 issue of Ontario OUT of DOORS