Hunter Herald 14 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 44 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Hunter Herald 14 stove
The Herald 14 is the lagest of the Hunter Herald stoves. A steel stove that is available with one or two doors. You have the option of having crosses in the doors or having plain doors. The height given is for the flat top version, there are low and high canopy versions of this stove available.
Technical Data
  • Height: 644mm
  • Width: 730mm
  • Depth: 508mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Efficiency: 78.6%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Great Stove

    8 months ago

    After spending a few miserable winters with another stove that was smaller and of inferior build I have been truly delighted with this stove. Being large the stove easily warms the living space... []

    Stove expert replied: Do not leave the stove shut down for prolonged periods they need to have short periods of fast burn to maintain a clear flue system. When shut down for prolonged periods deposit can form on the glass and can lead to permanent damage as the flue gases are not being removed effectively.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Hunter Herald 14 stove (page 1 of 5)

  • Spares

    Glenn Millar one year ago

    My herald 14 has worked well for past 9 years and is in excellent condition. My problem is that I need a few new "high grate bars" and have been told that my stove is too old and the bar has... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • 2 Hunter Herald 14's One good. One bad. Advice please

    Gareth McComb one year ago

    I had two Hunter Herald 14's in my house and because I never used one of them I moved it to my holiday home. The original works fine and I have had no problems with it. I have only started using the second one now that I have had it moved and installed by a professional installer. The problem with this stove is that you dampen it's burning. The two stoves seem to have different types of control at the top of the doors. On the "good" one you can slide a pan across and this reduces the draught. On the other there seems to be a damper type unit but this does not actually have a panel that actually slides across the openings at the top of the doors. Is there something missing or installed wrongly? Do I have two different eras of model? Your help would be appreciated Many thanks... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Great stove

    Stuart Mccloud one year ago

    We had this installed in France and it runs 9 radiators. The radiators get red hot and the house is lovely and warm. It took a bit of trial and error to get it running right, initially the rads... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Hunter herald 14 multi fuel boiler stove

    Alison Martin one year ago

    Looking for some help and info really if anyone can help we had this stove fitted approx 2 months ago, few teething problems where the hot water tank was faulty so I was just boiling the system... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Has not lasted 3 winters but otherwise OK

    Keith Walters one year ago

    When hot after 1 to 2 hours works well. Thermostat does not pump water until water jacket has got hot and then pumps cold water from rest of system in to a hot wrap around jacket is this good... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Poor back up service

    ANNE SHELLEY 2 years ago

    We purchased our Hunter Herald 14 5 years ago and it heats our hot water and does the central heating. There have been a few issues with it and Hunters after sales service has been poor. The... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • central heating

    Sue Scorfield 2 years ago

    we have just had the woodburner fitted everything is great apart from the radiators don't get hot just warm. any ideas please

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like an installation issue as it may not have been balanced so I would suggest you go back to the installer. Check the fuel you are using is dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • hunter 14 ,lovely stove.

    Mark Lee 2 years ago

    I bought this a couple years ago but only had it fitted in my new house for 6 months.. I am very happy with the stove. I got the double door with the cross bars but I took them out of the... []

    Stove expert replied: Have you got the thermostat fitted? Air Controls Secondary Air Control (Open Right) Primary Air The thermostat at the rear of the stove controls the primary air. The door sliders should be kept closed or the thermostat will not be able to control the fire. Secondary Air Secondary air is controlled via the slider above the doors; it is this “Airwash” that keeps a clean and uninterrupted view of the fire.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • good decision for us

    Maryann Hawke 2 years ago

    This is my only experience with a multifuel burner but it's been great for us. We had a double-sided opening which heated the large, tiled (cold) kitchen-diner and lounge. and the heat generated... []

    Stove expert replied: It is not good practise to burn a woodburner 24/7, wood will not burn effectively or efficiently if the air controls are shut down and will produce tar residues that can lead to chimney problems, you are better to use smokeless fuel for the overnight hours. Do give the stove short periods of fast burn throughout the day to maintain a clear flue way.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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