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Instant Heat Premium Grade Wood Fuel Pellets are said to be pellets made from 100% hardwood.

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  • Comment Link Zach Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:38 posted by Zach

    I don't know if I got a bad batch because of high demand or what but mine was extremely high in ash content and did not produce near the heat as energex or green supreme. I have to say overall I was highly disappointed.

  • Comment Link Sam Tuesday, 23 July 2013 19:55 posted by Sam

    I have been burning Instantheat wood pellets for three years. they work better than any of the others that I have burnt.when I bought my stove a magnum the sales person told me that it must be cleaned weekly I clean it once a month.I also clean the pipe out have no problem.they are great thanks

  • Comment Link Rich Thursday, 28 March 2013 16:07 posted by Rich

    I have read comments on Instant heat Pellets that are longer than most other pellets. these comments go back to 2010. I have burned these pellets and the heat output is good and the ash content compares to other hardwood pellets. Has there been any investigation on why these are various sizes..sometimes over 2 inches long. There are many who will not burn Instant heat pellets for just that reason. Please advise
    THANK YOU!

  • Comment Link floyd varney Monday, 18 February 2013 17:32 posted by floyd varney

    as a newbee i am finding opinions very from poor to excellent an all brands. guess i will try 5 or 6 bags of various brands and form mo own opinion. have been using greenway prtemium oak and i am very pleased with them but there again there are varing reiews on these also. i have a american harvest model 3069 and clean it weekly. works great

  • Comment Link Jonathan Schell Monday, 14 May 2012 17:49 posted by Jonathan Schell

    First Time pellet stove owner I have an Avalon Astoria Bay Insert that will heat up to 2300 square feet. My house is only 1300 square feet. I burned 3 tons of pellets this winter 2 of which were Instant Heat the other ton was lignetics because that was all Tractor Supply had. I like the Instant Heat better because there was very little dust. When we were home our programable thermostat for our pellet stove was set at 69 and it was comfortable. I live in Upstate NY 20 minutes from the Canadian Border and on -20 nights the house was warm. I clean my stove once a week. No clinkers no problems. I had to play with my stoves restrictor to get a good burn so i would recommend the people who have had issues with these pellets to check there stoves settings.

  • Comment Link Mike Saturday, 25 February 2012 15:23 posted by Mike

    After spending a little over $200 on a ton of Instant Heat pellets the only thing that ended up burning was my ass!

  • Comment Link Rick Hageman Thursday, 24 November 2011 20:08 posted by Rick Hageman

    Harman PC-45 (corn & pellet)

    I'm starting to come to the conclusion that like pellets are not alike and burn differently in different stoves. I went through 20 bags of Instant Heat and found them to be clean, uniform, with no clinkers, light ash, and almost no dust as I poured them into the hopper. This may be contrary to others who have posted but I'd have to say I was pleased with them. I did burn a few bags of Lignetics and found them to be equal in all manner except for one thing...the Lignetics burned hotter. I'm going to duplicate my burns now that it is colder and see if they burn at the same output. I say this because I did make a few adjustments to the stove settings.

  • Comment Link Whit Sunday, 06 November 2011 21:08 posted by Whit

    Burned 10 bags of these in my Quadra-Fire Santa Fe. They fed okay although many pellets were as much as 2 inches long. The clinkers they left in the pot were the largest I've ever seen. Mandatory to clean the pot at least once a day with these. Not a good pellet.

  • Comment Link Tom Dotero Monday, 31 October 2011 22:50 posted by Tom Dotero

    DuraQuad 1200 stove. I purchased these pellets this year from tractor supply and some of the pellets are large and seem to clog the auger. Anyone else have this problem? I am open to suggestions for solving problem

  • Comment Link keith deschenes Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:46 posted by keith deschenes

    we try instant heat as a first time pellet stove owner we found out very messy and low heat output if anyone can help I have breckwell floor model what is the best pellet out there that has low ash and better heat output

  • Comment Link Rick Hageman Friday, 21 October 2011 14:26 posted by Rick Hageman

    Harman PC-45 (designed for corn & pellets).
    We have tried a number of brands of premium pellets since 2008 and have had mixed results, even varying within the same brand, different lots. As our newly opened local Tractor Supply was having a 10% off sale, we bought a few bags of INSTANTHEAT, Addison, NY, for $3.86 a bag. Last season we finished up with Hamer's Hot Ones and did well. We had been buying Tree Cycle, because of price and being a local plant, but were not happy with them. Heat output was so-so, and they were very dusty, with a lot of residue at the bottom of the bag...and we are talking about 2 - 3 cups of small pieces and dust. Ash was also an issue.
    Upon opening the INSTANTHEAT bag I found that the pellets were quite uniform, shiny, hard, and well pressed. My delight was that there was little residue at the bottom of the bag. Yes, we realize that rough handling can create this issue, but in the case of Tree Cycle, every bag in 3 tons we bought (not at the same time) had this problem.
    I noticed that while pouring the bags in the hopper there was little dust from them. As it's early in the season, it may be too early to tell about the heat output, but they do appear to burn clean and with little ash. I'll update this as the season progresses.

  • Comment Link brenda Monday, 04 April 2011 14:51 posted by brenda

    I tried the Instant Heat in my wood pellet stove this week. They do not produce the heat needed up here in the North. I clean my stove once a week with Barefoot. The only reason I purchased these from Tractor Supply, was money wise, however, it was not a good idea.

  • Comment Link Mary Boyce Monday, 21 March 2011 19:21 posted by Mary Boyce

    Bought Instant Heat pellets at Tractor Supply after using a ton of Stove Chow pellets, which were terrible. Instant Heat burns hot and leaves little ash in my Breckwell P22 insert, and it does not build up in the burn pot like the Stove Chow did. It does leave soot on the glass, but I still only need to clean the unit once weekly with Instant Heat. I was cleaning daily with Stove Chow. I will buy Instant Heat pellets again.

  • Comment Link Norm Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:21 posted by Norm

    I got a ton at Tractor Supply and burned them in a Thelin Parlor 3000. They leave lots of ash and soot up the glass in a day. If you like to clean your stove twice a week, they might be OK. I have bought two-bag test trials of other pellets, pricey and cheap, and anything else I have tried has outperformed them in cleanliness and heat output. I won't bother with Instant Heat again. Live and learn!

  • Comment Link Jim Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:47 posted by Jim

    Worst pellet ever, high ash content requires daily cleaning, poor heat output and burn quality. Frequent spillovers of the pot even at low to medium burn rates, purchased at Tractor Supply.

  • Comment Link Madelyn Monday, 24 January 2011 14:59 posted by Madelyn

    Just bought Instant Heat pellets to try.. agree with Chris.. high ash and soot...but I also noticed a smell that I have never had with New England...even though New England costs more..they are worth the extra.

  • Comment Link Chris Sunday, 16 January 2011 16:15 posted by Chris

    Terrible pellets, I have a breckwell top of the line insert and have burned Okanagan up to this year and had no problems. Instant heat pellets put out low heat, sometimes don't even burn posing a safety issue when they build up and overflow the burn pot, and I have to clean the burn pot every morning. More ash and black soot that I have ever seen! Got them at tractor supply, NEVER AGAIN!

  • Comment Link mike Saturday, 11 December 2010 16:19 posted by mike

    very changeable pellet one time good one time they wont burn , makes me think maybe they are being made from ground up trees instead of sawdust

  • Comment Link johnnyO Wednesday, 08 December 2010 12:08 posted by johnnyO

    very high ash output, does not put out good heat and I find myself cleaning the stove everyother day, instead of every forth day.

  • Comment Link Jeff Tuesday, 16 November 2010 15:33 posted by Jeff

    I would concur with the others that overall this pellet doesn't produce as much heat as some of the others like the Lignetics or I just picked up some AWF which seem much hotter also.

  • Comment Link mike Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:03 posted by mike

    I got ahold of some great pellets barefoot pellets they .ot only burn great but im burning less went from 6 tons a year to 5 and less ash too good price 225 isnt bad for a premium pellet that has that low an ash content
    Mike from corning

  • Comment Link Pete Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:00 posted by Pete

    Did not care for them as they seemed to produce more ash and less heat. I even reset my high-low limits on the the thermostat so the stove woud stay on longer. I burned Dry Creek for 3 years before that and liked those but could not get them anymore. I have a Whitfield Profile 20 free standing unit in Eastern CT. Going to try some softwood pellets (Clear Choice Evergreen Blend) this year.

  • Comment Link mike Wednesday, 08 September 2010 12:43 posted by mike

    I have to agree with Connie. I too live in upstate NY and I burn Lignetics throughout the winter because of the great heat that it throws off. But when it starts to get warmer I burn instant heat because it does not get all that hot,just enough to get the chill out of the house.

  • Comment Link Connie Thursday, 22 July 2010 19:24 posted by Connie

    We live in the upstate NY area and have found that the Instant Heat's are only ok for the Spring & early Fall but not the dead of winter. The heat output just isn't there. We love & burn Barefoot Pellets in the winter as they throw very nice hot heat(burn about 4 ton) and purchase one ton of others like Instant Heat for the not so cold times.

  • Comment Link Jeff Thursday, 15 July 2010 00:59 posted by Jeff

    Burned 6 tons last heating season...no problems. Just got 7 tons delivered for this winter.

  • Comment Link Dennis Lyman Monday, 12 July 2010 14:36 posted by Dennis Lyman

    Jim, I'm trying to get reviews on Instant Heat pellets. So far, all I see is your comment. How do they burn and how much ash do they produce? Tractor Supply has them on sale for $204/ton. Dennis

  • Comment Link Jim Wednesday, 07 July 2010 19:30 posted by Jim

    Burned 2-1/2 tons, excellent.

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