I did a fairly controlled test my first year of stove ownership. At the time (4 years ago), I found the Golden Fire produced the most heat and least amount of ash/clinkers. However, last year I saw your Cascade Pellets at Home Depot and purchased 3-4 bags, and was pleasantly surprised! Easily as good, or better, than any other pellets I have tried/tested! Happy to purchase and burn Cascade from now on!