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Charnwood Island I stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 18 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Charnwood Island I stove

The Charnwood Island I is a small 2-6kw stove, it has two doors and sits on 4 legs. The grate can be converted for multifuel use using the lever on the side of the stove. The stove has an air control button on the front of the stove under the doors which controls the fire.

Technical Data
  • Height: 578mm
  • Width: 535mm
  • Depth: 312mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: multifuel
  • Efficiency: 77.9%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Waste of money

    5 months ago

    I had this stove installed 1 week ago. Despite following the instructions on lighting and running the fire the room just does not get warm at all. I am using kiln dried wood and lots of if but... []

    Stove expert replied: This model should be producing and average of 5kW and depending on the room size should make a noticeable difference. I would discuss this with the supplier but it is unclear who suggested this stove - supplier or installer. Was the chimney lined? How much space have you round the stove? Is the stove working hard and not producing heat or is it sluggish? Your installer should be able to do a flue test to check that it matches the requirements suggested by the manufacturer. Check the manual to ensure that you are operating the controls as suggested and perhaps get a stove thermometer. Persevere as I am sure there will be something that can be done to improve the performance.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Charnwood Island 1

    Becca 5 years ago

    Very easy to light, easy to use with minimal fuss. No gadgets and gizmos just simple controls, pull out/push in for air control and side to side for riddling and multi fuel burning.Have only... []

    Stove expert replied: Value for money all in all. Great feedback. Comments on fuel very interesting.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Charnwood Island I stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Great stove!

    6 months ago

    Had this brilliant multifuel stove installed 3 years ago. It took me 4 weeks reviewing/ ringing round for advice. I also rang yourself and must say that this is the best site so far for help... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • DELIGHTED

    Richard Hotston one year ago

    I was recommended this stove by our local (small) retailer. It is well made, easy to start, easy to control with the one knob and seems very efficient. I use a bed of SuperTherm briquettes as a base below the logs (kiln-dried). I also use 2 fans on top of the burner either side of the flue, to gently blow the heat outwards instead of most of it going upwards.... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Worth every cent

    Julian Popple 2 years ago

    I am an 'ex-pat' living in Cape Town and whilst we enjoy mild winters compared to the UK, the houses are not built for the cold and lack decent heating. I inherited my home with a large cast... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Pricey stove, poor output and cream finish disappointing

    Jane Poretsis 2 years ago

    Should have been delighted with the amount this cost, but it does not work as well as the other stove I have that was a Fireline, and 1/2 the price! I operate both with lots of clean dry well... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

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    Sue Flower 3 years ago

    A LOVELY FIRE,EASY TO USE, ONLY FITTED END OF OCTOBER 2013-but neighbours were complaining of the strong smell of smoke. Have had it serviced last month. Neighbours still complaining so had... []

    Stove expert replied: Get the installer back to check all is well, you may need to extend the flue. Is the flue lined? An alternative cowl may also help to solve this but further investigation is required.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Charnwood Island 1 - Excellent Performance

    Peter Jones 3 years ago

    Fantastic stove, purchased seven years ago and with very heavy usage is still working as new, extremely easy to use, excellent build quality and performance, good customer care from Charnwood... []

    Stove expert replied: What a great review!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Charnwood Island 1

    David Smith 3 years ago

    Just purchased an Island 1 (Charnwood). Fantastic looking woodburner, easy to light and gives of great heat with kiln dried logs. Only down side is there is no advice in the instructions about... []

    Stove expert replied: Open grate are normally used when smiokeless fuels are used as an unde draught is required, the closed grate is for wood so that the ash can build up on it nd wood burns best with an over draught.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • charnwood island one

    Kay Wilshaw 3 years ago

    This stove looks a beauty quite large internally for burner. Lights with great ease warmth quickly. Smells after firing for first few time that's nonormal and heat builds up fast after the... []

    Stove expert replied: The smell of the paint curing will wearing off after a few firings. The noise requires further investigation, perhaps the baffle plate is not quite in the right place. The stove shoudl be controllable and should not be running at a fast rate all the time, so if using the air controls does nothing to slow the rate of burn down I would suggest looking at getting a damper so that more control can be achieved.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Easy to use

    David Laws 3 years ago

    We have used the Island 1 for three years and have three other wood burners. This is by far the easiest to use. The controls are simple and it is very easy to light. The construction is robust... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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