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hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 17 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

The Hunter Herald 5 slimline is available as a wood or multi fuel model.

This stove is suited for a big fire place opening in a smaller room -

as the stove is quite big but is 5kw only in output.

You can have this model with a flat top or a low or high canopy -

this stove has a top or rear outlet for the flue pipe.

Technical Data
  • Height: 567mm
  • Width: 575mm
  • Depth: 344mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel

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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 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Seven years of service.

    1 week ago

    We had our multi fuel stove installed in 2009 and have been more than happy with the performance. Anyone not happy with a 5kw stove is not using it properly. It is starting to show it's age now but it's had so much use I can hardly complain. I recently replaced the fire rope seals and next year will need to replace the fire bricks.... []

    Stove expert replied: Great feedback for a stove giving good service.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for hunter Herald 5 slimline stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Warm but not the best quality

    last month

    Quality-wise they're not great - the paint on our doors peeled after our first real fire and then a couple of weeks after getting them back we've found that despite taking great care there's... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Door handle

    Shaun Bainbridge 9 months ago

    The fire is very good the heat it puts out is amazing only problem I'm having is I've had it about 14 months now and the door handle keeps on slipping when I close the door I sometimes go to... []

    Stove expert replied: Go back to your supplier for further assistance and if they are unable to advise how to overcome this see if you can get a replacement under warranty.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • hunter herald slimline 5

    John H one year ago

    just fitted the stove but there is just a metal base. It's a wood burning stove . Do I burn wood on the base of the stove or should there be a grate ?

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Good little stove

    Ryan High one year ago

    I had this stove fitted about a year ago and I have to be honest it's been excellent. It burns fuel quite efficiently and the heat it gives off is also very good. If there is one downside to... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Great stove poor heat

    Terry OCallaghan one year ago

    I love everything about this stove, but the heat output for the room size is not great. It says its a 5KW stove my room is only 3.30 cm. x 4.80 cm Height 2.90 It really has to be driven on... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Not so HOT Hunter

    Chris Verburg 2 years ago

    We can get the fire going and put in our logs which start to burn well so we close the bottom vent, half close the top one and the fire goes out after about half an hour, if we leave the top... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the flue lined? Is the wood being used dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? If you leave the bottom vent open a little does this help to maintain the fires momentum or try leaving the top vent fully open with the bottom closed once the fire is established. Logs that are no bigger than 100mm (4inch) diam should be used. Is this is a room that is well insulated where little air circulates as an airbrick may be required (depends on insulation, double glazing, cavity wall insulation etc)

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Hate this stove!

    Gaynor 4 years ago

    We have two wood burners: our Charnwood is fab but the Hunter Streamline is a dirty dusty beast in comparison. The firebox is too shallow to be practical so every time you open the door piles... []

    Stove expert replied: The problem with the smoke coming back in the room may be caused by the Charnwood flue having a stronger draw on it that the Hunter one and when the doors on the Hunter are opened the flue gases do not have enough lift to get them away from the firebox and they get drawn back into the room. Often when more than one chimney is used probelms can occur. Speak to a Chimney Expert for further advice.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • hunter herald 5 single door

    Stuart 4 years ago

    Great little stove heat output is great. I use larch for firewood because I get it free as I work in a sawmill. Heats the whole downstairs 5mx4m living room and 3.6mx5 kitchen. I can fill it... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hunter Herald 5 Slimline single door

    Ned 5 years ago

    Bought this stove about three years ago. First problem was the door would not seal correctly, had to 'adjust' the door sealing rope to make it fit. As it's steel construction and not cast iron... []

    Stove expert replied: Poor review overall. Stove doors quite often need adjusting after transportation and settlement but it sounds like the rope was in wrong place to make the seal from what is written. Firebricks do crack on a regular basis but providing they stay in place it is not a problem as they still protect the metal of the stove.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

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