Charnwood Island III stove
The Charnwood Island III is the largest in the Island range having an output of 12 kw. Logs of 550mm in length will fit through the doors. The grate converts for either wood or multifuel use.
- Height: 713mm
- Width: 732mm
- Depth: 400mm
- Flue diameter: 175mm
- Fuel Type: multifuel
- Efficiency: 76.4%
Most Recent Review
However, we bought the stove with a view to burning mainly coal. Although it will burn coal; the heat output is abysmal and the fire eventually dies out. The design of the stove is such that... [read more]
Stove expert replied: The Island IIIB is a very attractive stove. Generally very well made. The stove burns wood beautifully with easy to use controls. Heating the lounge and providing hot water to our thermal store. However, we bought the stove with a view to burning mainly coal. Although it will burn coal; the heat output is abysmal and the fire eventually dies out. The design of the stove is such that the air does not seem to draw sufficiently through the grate. The manufacturer now seems to conceed this, suggesting we burn coal and wood together to keep the fire going. We are now looking to replace the stove with a different model. Any suggestions for a replacement would be gratefully received. Please note if you are looking for a solely wood burning boiler stove I can still recommend this product. However, I am very disappointed as I feel it has been missold as multifuel stove. Stove Expert Replied: There are multifuel boilers available but this doea seem strange. Have you tried other smokeless fuels as they do vary and an alternative may improve things.
Most Popular Review
I replaced an old (huge) Morso stove which was jolly good, but had solid doors and so spat burning embers on the living room floor. The Morso was in effect an open fire with no control, it took... [read more]
More reviews for Charnwood Island III stove
I've had an Island 3 for few years now and am happy with it. The 3 means you can put very large lumps of wood on which saves time and energy having to cut every thing down to size. Yes the glass... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Do not use anything but glass cleaner, woodash or a cloth dipped in vinegar otherwise a chemical reaction may occur with the casting of the door. Burn only dry seasoned timber of not more than 100mm diam and you should have clean glass all day long. Always give a woodburner short periods of fast burn at least twice in every 24 hours to clean off an residues that are produced in the slow burning periods.
I have the cream coloured Charnwood Island stove. Yes the windows go all brown from the fire. However, a friend of mine has a sparkly clean window. His secret? A quick wipe down with Mr Muscle... [read more]
Pretty good heat but the logs must be very dry. Wet sticks are hopeless unlike a good old open fire.Airwash is very disappointing, must be a sales con because it doesn't seem to work - lots... [read more]
Stove expert replied: Damp / wet fuel should not be used on any closed appliance as it will prevent it from working effectively, tar up the firebox and turn the glass black. Only use wood that is less than 20% moisture content, perhaps a moisture meter would be a good purchase! To clean glass use a cloth dipped in wood ash or vinegar to remove deposits. Give stove short periods of fast burn to minimize deposits forming on the glass, say 15-20 mins each use once you have an established fire.