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Firefox 5 stove

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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? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Excellent value, quick lighting!

    1 week 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

Most Popular Review

  • GOOD STOVE

    John Daily 7 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 5.1 Cleanburn

    1 week 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

    2 weeks 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

    2 months 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!

    7 months 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

    8 months 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 9 months 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

  • Firefox 5 stoves are excellent value

    Marie South 10 months ago

    We are pleased with our Firefox 5 stove. It is easy to use and burns wood and stove nuts well. It heats a 13' square room without a problem and will stay in overnight if necessary. The controls... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Decent small stove with a few minor flaws

    Mike Woolley 11 months ago

    It's a solid little thing which heats effectively, but suffers from the flaws inherent in low cost appliances. Handle is slightly loose and therefore cumbersome to latch despite regular realignments... []

    Stove expert replied: The Defra stove may have been installed to enable a 5" (125mm) flue liner to be used so do check before you undo any of the modifications that have been made to this stove. If a smaller liner has been used then only a Defra Approved stove should be used on it, current regulations state that non - Defra models require a minimum liner of 150mm.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Looks great, having some problems

    Tommy Dutton 11 months ago

    Had my stove installed last week, it's very easy to light, burns any thing but the upper air vent opener ( over top right of door) only seems the move (open/close) about 2cm?? I can get the... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the stove a CB version? If so the air control will not close fully. Was the flue draw tested at the time of installation as if too high it will suck then heat out of the stove before it has time to radiate into the room.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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