When we decided to build our sauna my first instinct was to go with a wood-burning stove over electric. After a lot of research and reading, I quickly learned that Kuuma stoves were one of the best best. The team was helpful in answering my questions and concerns to makes sure we got the right size for our sauna room (9.5×7.5 with sloping roof). We got a medium stove with 3-heat shields, a glass window, and an ash pan. The ash pan is a must as it makes cleaning up easy and fast, the glass window is very nice to see how your fire is doing and it also provides some glow in the sauna at night. These stoves are built to last. Could not be happier with building our own sauna and using this stove.