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Charnwood Cove 1 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Charnwood Cove 1 stove

The Cove 1 is a classic multifuel stove from Charnwood with nice rounded corners and cast iron door.

Technical Data
  • Height: 546mm
  • Width: 423mm
  • Depth: 352mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: multifuel
  • Efficiency: 76.5%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Great Little Stove

    John Beardmore one year ago

    I have an external air kit with an underfloor duct though I did have to modify it to have the inlet vertically pointing down instead of horizontally rearwards. The stove is in a kitchen and... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Charnwood Cove 1 stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Disappointing Charnwood

    Hugo Warner 2 years ago

    I guess if you have no issues this might be a good stove, but frankly as we have had plenty of issues we would not recommend this stove. Firstly no stove plate turned up with the stove, then when it did there was another part missing which when that arrived turned out to be wrong. Very poor service. Would not recommend.... []

    Overall rating:

    0.5 flames

  • Small but perfectly formed

    Josh Crandon 3 years ago

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Love it

    Yvonne 4 years ago

    Lights easily (with newspaper page, firelighters and kindling - damper pulled right out), glass stays very clear whilst burning wood fiercely, once you turn it almost down with wood or peat... []

    Stove expert replied: Always do short periods of fast burn (15mins) at least twice a day to burn off residues that are produced during slow burning periods.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Unpleasant surprise

    Michael 4 years ago

    Normally one should only discuss the stove, well that's a quick one, everything is more or less fine there unless you're on a budget.There is however one thing that really should be mentioned... []

    Stove expert replied: Brochures will always show a stove at its ideal, not always possible in real life. Worth discussing with installer or flue expert if you are wanting something specific!

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Cove1

    Nick Sellers 5 years ago

    Grest little stove. Not tried to keep it in overnight as I dont need to. Just burnt kiln dried offcuts from a sawmill so far which are great along with a few briquettes.Had the stove finished... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Cove 1

    R Allison 5 years ago

    Excellent wee stove- don't be put off by it's size, it belts out some heat & is very easy to control. Air wash works great. Just an all round brilliant stove!\n\n

    Stove expert replied: Size does not always matter and this is a case in point!! Great review.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Cove 1sr

    Ian Benn 5 years ago

    I previously posted a review of the Cove 1sr which highlighted a problem that I experienced with my stove. There was a lack of control of the rate of burn using the control rod and I was obliged... []

    Stove expert replied: Glad to hear that a manufacturers modification has sorted the problem. It's good that improvements are continually being made and that manufactures are listening to their customers.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Cove 1

    Ray Beardow 5 years ago

    would definitely buy again

    Stove expert replied: Good review. Thanks

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • charnwood cove1 multifuel?

    Chris Gee 5 years ago

    fitted the stove in November ('10) replacing a Franco Belge belfort.It is advertised as a multifuel and is certainly capable of burning wood and smokeless fuel. I tend to use smokeless fuel... []

    Stove expert replied: It can be difficult to get a happy medium when wanting to use a mixture of fuels. The secret is not to riddle too much as then unburnt fuel will not fall into the ashpan. A light riddle should be enough to allow the air to move through the fuel to keep the burning process alive. Wood needs and over draught whereas smokeless fuel requires an under draught, wood needs the bed of ash and the smokeless needs air through it to ensure the burning process can continue so hence mixing fuels can cause difficulties. Perhaps use wood more when you are around to refuel more frequently and then use the smokeless for the overnight burn if required when attending the stove is not possible.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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