A lot of information.
An old "Fisher type" type stove from the 1970's: 560 pound Timberline (basically a Fisher with a baffle plate).
It heats the house 24/7.
Will hold a fire all night with ease.
Unless it is extremely cold: no need to add wood until morning.
Hardwood only: hickory, ash, hedge apple, red and white oak.
All my fire wood is at least a year old: keep two year supply of wood.
Burn the stove open except overnight.
I have very little creosote.
Heat my chalet with about 4 cords. (A cord is 128 cubic feet of wood).
We also have a heat pump for back-up, but the stove can heat the house at any temperature and wind combination.
I like the looks of the modern wood stoves, but they do not appear very heavy duty.