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Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 33 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Franco belge Savoy Elegance Stove

The Franco Belge Savoy Elegance has a bigger window than the Classic model.

This is a small cast iron stove with a relative big output

Technical Data
  • Height: 663mm
  • Width: 535mm
  • Depth: 407mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8kW
  • Efficiency: 80.6%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Recently disappointed

    Bill Owen 10 months ago

    Had this stove for just over 4 years now and when it burns, it burns really nicely and gives out a lovely heat. Each year there has been the hassle of at least one, sometimes more than 1, firebrick... []

    Stove expert replied: Perhaps another engineer would be able to do this for you cheaper, if it is only the pin that needs to be replaced it is not clear why the price is so high unless it needs drilling out, have you tried to knock out the remaining pin from the hinge with a nail or similar?

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • good value stove

    Toby Wallis 7 years ago

    good stove for the money. looks very good lights well, burns well, wood and smokeless fuel and kicks out plenty of heatdownsideshandle does get very hotwhen door opens a small amount of ash... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII (page 1 of 4)

  • Paul Smith

    Christopher Jones 10 months ago

    Had this stove now for 7 years only once replaced the back baffle probably due to keeping it burn too hot by burning inappropriate wood for too long ie pallet wood it burns very hot. I now burn... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • design of savoy mark 2 elegace

    Ernest FORSTER 11 months ago

    my personal opinion is that this log burner has a design defect.the back wall firebrick is attatched by 4 bolts to the cast iron The shaped flue baffle which is so thin it buckles very badly... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • FRANCO BELGE ELEGANCESAVOY MARK2

    Ernest FORSTER 11 months ago

    WONDERFUL MULTI FUEL STOVE HAD IT FOR 2 YEARS NOW BUT TROUBLE IS I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE BACK FIREBRICK 4 TIMES IN 6 MONTHS DUE TO CRACKING AND THEN FALLING TO BITS, NOT ONLY EXPENSIVE AND... []

    Stove expert replied: Liners can be used if cracked providing they are staying in place and protecting the metal of the stove, loading a stove with care will ensure longevity of liners.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • RETAINING SCREWS PROBLEM

    PHIL ELGAR-CHETWYN one year ago

    HELP!!WE HAVE HAD TWO FRANCO BELGE ELEGANCE FIRES FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS, ONE CREAM AND ONE BLACK. THE REAR FIRE BRICK/BAFFLE HAS BROKEN IN HALF SO I'VE BOUGHT A PIECE, CUT IT TO SIZE READY TO... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy Elegance MK11 burning far to hot

    Paul Thornton one year ago

    I had this installed in Ivory and it looks great, lights very easily and has a fantastic look to it, the problem I have is it burns far too hot and it has warped the ash pan, this makes it a... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy Elegance MK11 burning far to hot

    Paul Thornton one year ago

    I had this installed in Ivory and it looks great, lights very easily and has a fantastic look to it, the problem I have is it burns far too hot and it has warped the ash pan, this makes it a... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy Elegance MK11 burning far to hot

    Paul Thornton one year ago

    I had this installed in Ivory and it looks great, lights very easily and has a fantastic look to it, the problem I have is it burns far too hot and it has warped the ash pan, this makes it a... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Do your research

    Peter Tunn one year ago

    I had the Franco Belge Savoy Elegance installed in December 2011 and initially we were happy with this stove. However, I have had the same problem as other reviewers in that after a few months... []

    Stove expert replied: This model does not need the vermiculite baffle in the stove which is confirmed by the UK Distributor – these were supplied as the original steel baffle needed the extra protection of vermiculite but when the steel baffle was replaced with cast iron, this was thick enough to not need the extra protection from the vermiculite and it was just a cosmetic function. You can happily burn the stove without a vermiculite baffle in place. Should you require the vermiculite baffle part the UK Distributor will gladly supply one if provided with details of where the goods were purchased from, date etc.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Sweeping the chimney

    John Spiers 2 years ago

    I have a Savoy Elegance in a property that is rented out. Twice I have sent chimney sweeps and both times they have been unable to work out how to access the flue. I think this is because they... []

    Stove expert replied: I am not sure why there would be a problem here – the baffle simply pushes upwards and can then be removed. If you are still having problems then I suggest calling the UK distributor who will talk you through the procedure. They have said that they haven’t had any calls from people saying they are struggling and certainly have not had anyone say it takes 4 hours to remove. Perhaps try an alternative Chimney sweep!

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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