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Firefox 5 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Firefox 5 stove
The Firefox 5 stove is a classic stove with a good view of the fire through the glass panel in the door.
Technical Data
  • Height: 575mm
  • Width: 405mm
  • Depth: 355mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Efficiency: 78%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 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 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • FIRE BAR PROBLEM

    KATHARINE DONNELLY 1 week ago

    MY FIRE BAR AT FRONT OF STOVE THAT KEEPS COAL IN HAS SUDDENLY STOPPED FITTING INTO THE SLOTS IT GOES INTO ANY IDEAS WHYALSO THE HANDLE YOU USE TO SHAKE COALS AND ASHES IS STUCK SOLID CANNOT... []

    Stove expert replied: Has the bar become distorted which is preventing it locating in the stove? When you clean the stove out can you see any small pieces of fuel or distortion to the grate system which is preventing it from moving. Does the stove operate with a steady flame picture or is it burning vigorously? If it is burning hard the flue draw may be excessive and a damper or stabilizer may be required to gain better control. Smokeless fuels can be used on the stove but not household coal, if you have been burning coal then this may have caused some distortion to the internal parts that are giving the problems that are being described.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

  • GOOD STOVE

    John Daily 8 years ago

    Good stove for the money, But if i was to buy again i would spend a wee bit more and buy a morso or woodwarm for more efficience and control features as my two friends have one of each and... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Firefox 5 stove (page 1 of 7)

  • Firefox 5 Enamel

    Catherine C.senger@sussex.ac.uk 2 months ago

    We've bought a dark brown enamel version of the Firefox 5 about 3/4 years ago and it's still going strong. We use it quite a lot and at times had it on for days on end. Admittedly the enamel... []

    Stove expert replied: The wood conversion kit should be something that you can undertake, it will mean removing the grate system and slotting in a wood tray. Have you checked the seals as this can lead to the stove being less controllable and then lead to overheating and hence cracking of the stove casing.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Crack on top plate.

    Liam Rabbitte 8 months ago

    Does this stove have a five year warranty. I am in Ireland. It''s a great stove but not happy the top has a Crack I got stove on 2/9/14

    Stove expert replied: These stoves come with a 12 months warranty so is no longer covered by the warranty I'm afraid. I would not recommend continued use of this stove now.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Excellent value, quick lighting!

    one year ago

    Have had the Firefox 5 for just over a year now & it always surprises me how quickly it lights & gets up to temp! Opening size can be tight for decent chunks of timber but that's a minor issue... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the stove the Defra Approved model as if so there is a restriction on the top air control that prevents it from shutting fully and will mean that it burns faster than a standard model. If the flue draw is excessive and greater than the manufacturers suggested amount then a flue damper or flue stabilizer can be added, this will give better control over the stove draw which will allow the heat to stay in the stove longer rather than being sucked out of the firebox quickly. Your installer should be able to test to see if this is the case.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Firefox 5.1 Cleanburn

    one year ago

    We had this stove fitted 2 years ago, we burn both coal and wood on it. Throws out some really good heat and warms the rooms up very well. It looks good but I have to say I''m disappointed with... []

    Stove expert replied: Spares are freely available so I am surprised that you have experienced difficulties. Warranties will replace faulty parts but do not normally cover their fitting, this is quite a standard practise. Do make sure that you operate the stove at the correct temperature - perhaps a stove thermometer would be advisable to prevent similar from happening again.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Great wee stove but need advice

    one year ago

    Hi we had our stove fitted in our new house earlier this year, the guy who fitted it has used fire proof boarding around it and has used a spray stone paint on this to finish. We've had him... []

    Stove expert replied: High temperature paint will need to be used and ideally a clearance of at least 150mm either side and 300mm at the top should be allowed - possible stove paint would be an idea.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Ok

    one year ago

    The burn in my stove is viscous and I cant really shut it down. To combat this I've just stuck a piece of fire rope in the clean burn tucked into the top. That's really helped and made it really... []

    Stove expert replied: If your Firefox is the CB (Defra Approved) version then the air control has a restriction on it to prevent it from fully closing. This is rrequired to enable the stove to comply to the smoke control regulations. If the stove is not a clean burn model and it is busy at all times (may be worse in windy conditions) then a damper or stabilizer on the flue should help to get better control. Do get the liner checked as the next door neighbour should not be able to smell your stove when burning, this should be looked into as a matter of urgency as the gases that are produced when being operated are poisonous.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Foxy certainly is hot!

    one year ago

    Great little stove, lights first time every time and looks good along the way! I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Problems with flame sensing & flue blockage safety system

    one year ago

    We have had a Firefox 5 gas stove for approximately 4 years and have had constant problems with the flame sensing & flue blockage safety system. We have had the flue swept and checked out with... []

    Stove expert replied: It would be beat to contact the supplier/ manufacturer to get expert advice on this due to already replacing some of the parts on the stove.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • leaking smoke

    Helen Buffham one year ago

    I have had the firefox 2 weeks now and when I light it or bank it down for the night it leaks smoke from underneath the lip at the front of the burner, the guy who fitted it has been down and... []

    Stove expert replied: The flue gases are staying too long in the fire box due to not enough lift to remove them, leave the airwash open more and check that there is enough free air in the room to allow combustion to occur efficiently. The flue draw appears to be poor and an air brick may be required, making the flue height taller may also help. The installer can do a flue draw test to check that there is sufficient draw to match the stoves requirements.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

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