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Charnwood Island III stove

Overall Rating:

3 flames

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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.

Technical Data
  • Height: 713mm
  • Width: 732mm
  • Depth: 400mm
  • Flue Diameter: 175mm
  • Fuel: multifuel
  • Efficiency: 76.4%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 2.5 flames
Ease of use 3 flames
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Water jacket

    2 months ago

    I have bought this one year old wood burner from an online company second hand. It is excellent condition and perfect for what I want however it has a water jacket and I don't really have the... []

    Stove expert replied: A boiler stove must not be used as a dry stove and it is not recommended to be used in this way. There is potential for problems when it is not connected to a water system and should only be used when installed for the purpose that it was manufactured for..

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Charnwood Island III stove

  • OK stove for a premium price

    Dave Woods 10 months ago

    I wish Charnwood would spend as much effort on sweating the little details of the Charnwood Island III as they spend on their high-gloss advertising. A couple of extra cm in the length of the... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is working hard all the time with little control do get the flue draw tested to ensure that it is not in excess of the recommended strength in the manual, this can have an adverse affect on the stove and the components used therein.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • reasonably happy but ovepriced!

    Peter Quinn 2 years ago

    Bought this stove in an Irish outlet. Seems to work reasonably...but...ordered it in almond assuming it would arrive in Ireland with a factory painted stove...especially for 2,700 euro!!!,... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • very disappointed - cold, dirty glass, hard to keep lit

    Carolyn Brown 2 years ago

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Disappointed.....

    Steve Jemmett-Page 3 years ago

    Firstly. It doesn't give out nearly enough heat. Nothing like the previous Jotul and way less than the claimed 12kw. My timber is well dried ( usually around 15% moisture and 3 years stacking... []

    Stove expert replied: It does sound as if you may have a poor draw on the flue system as you should not get ash blowing back into the room when you open the door. Have you adequate air in the room for the size of stove? Is the chimney lined? The installation should be checked to insure that it matches the requirements of the manufacturer.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • island 3

    D George 4 years ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Getting rid of brown windows

    Sarah Falkland 5 years ago

    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... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Charnwood III

    K Maciver 5 years ago

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Great for wood - Terrible for coal

    Richard

    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... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames