How it Works
I began working on this idea years ago. Frustrated with piling, hauling and mess associated with firewood, I tried to burn pellets. But they'd only smolder because oxygen couldn't get 'into' the mound of pellet fuel. So the quest began to try and find a way to allow air to flow throughout the mound of fuel. After many many, experiments, we finally got it!
Because of the way the ventilated components are arranged in an intersecting pattern, air is allowed to flow throughout the mound thereby feeding the fuel, even after additional fuel has been added. As the pellets begin burning, the atmosphere inside your stove heats, and those gasses are permitted to flow throughout the mound of pellets, heating, cooking and igniting the entire pile. If you look at the correct angle, you can actually see the fire burning even deep inside the pile.