This is for my friend in France, Le Cheval , who asked what a pellet stove was. The stove we have ordered is this one. It will heat the home using compacted wood pellets, corn, or cherry pits. We will use wood pellets. The pellets we get will come in a bag and is a high quality wood pellet. Below are a bag of wood pellets. Hopefully this will help to heat our home and cut the some of the use of natural gas and help us with our heating bill this winter. Our fingers our crossed!