A cast iron multifuel stove from Nestor Martin
- Height: 660mm
- Width: 610mm
- Depth: 420mm
- Flue Diameter: 150mm
- Fuel: Multi fuel
- Efficiency: 78%
Most Recent Review
The chief design problem with this stove is that the riddling mechanism is connected to an oval grate. There is no way that this is going to remain free, using either wood or solid fuel. However... [ read more ]
Most Popular Review
We've had this stove since 2007 so have done a few winters with it. It was expensive compared to the others but was highly recommended and we liked the straight-forward looks and large window... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: A good honest review explaining all the good / bad points. The scores reflect this well.
More reviews for Harmony 23 (page 1 of 2)
Starting requires a little care and practice. Good kindling is a nice airy pyramid pile is key. You need to babysit for another 10 minutes before you get enough heat in the firebox to start... [ read more ]
Moved into a house with a Harmony stove which the previous occupants raved about, burning smokeless fuel and reducing their heating bill considerably. Unfortunately for us this stove was the... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Household coal is not recommended on a closed appliance, smokeless fuels should be used instead.
For the first few years we burnt anything on it from wet sticks, nappies, plastic until one day I returned home to find the house full of smoke as the chimney was completely blocked. After discussing... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Early mistakes burning anything on a stove led to a blocked chimney, only burn what is recommended on an appliance. Get the chimney / flue system swept regularly to insure that it is clear and will remove the gases effectively. Top marks given for this appliance from this user!
Four years ago we did our research and then bought a Harmony 23. We did think we might run it on wood but despite the instructions telling you to build up a bed of charcoal, we could not get... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Crazing of the glass is a sign that the stove is slumbering for too long without short periods of fast burn to remove the gases from the firebox. These gases attack the glass causing a crazing that gradually creeps over the glass. The glass is not compromised when this happens it just doesn't look very nice. Recommend that you give the stove a good blast (all controls open fully) twice a day for 10 - 15mins and this should stop it getting any worse.
We bought this stove in May 2012 slightly seduced by the remote control option - just sounded great and perfect for properly controlling the fire. Sadly it just didn't work effectively. The... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Invaluable suggestions in the bottom paragraph, an expensive mistake to make if you get the wrong stove as not all suppliers will be so happy to exchange.
I may review this stove again that is if things get any better. I have just purchased it, and the first time I lit it went ok. The last twice I tried it went out on me. I find it just as... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Smokeless fuels are recommended on closed appliances and this may be worth trying when you have established the controls on the stove. New installations can often produce a smell but this should cease after a few uses.
I have read some of the reviews and like other folk wonder if we are reviewing the same stove. I think some people only use review sites when they have an axe to grind. Basically I have had... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Nothing more to add as this customer has said it all about this stove!!
This stove is brilliant from precise engineering, efficiency , ability to strip it down and rebuild for servicing , thermostatic remote control , adjustable feet, as controllable as a gas appliance... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Nothing more to say on this review!