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hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 11 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 3.5 flames
Ease of use 3.5 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

  • Not so HOT Hunter

    Chris Verburg 4 months 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

Most Popular Review

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

  • Hate this stove!

    Gaynor one year 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 one year 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 2 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

  • Hunter Herald 5 slimline

    Dean Castree 2 years ago

    Our stove is now 1 year old. Very pleased with all aspects of specification and performance. The stove heats all of the downstairs area of our 3 bedroom house after 1 hour of lighting. We went... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hunter Herald 5 slimline

    M Greenwood 5 years ago

    Had this stove since Oct 2007. Heats up fine but can be tricky to get going. Hot enough for a medium room. Airwash works very well once going. Like the name slimline, thin logs work best which... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • My Hunter Herald 5 slimline stove

    Ralph 5 years ago

    This stove is good quality, looks great and can comfortably heat a medium sized room. It needs a good flue and draw though.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Hunter 5

    Mike Oldnall 5 years ago

    On advice from Stoves online (thanks Susi) I chose this model (with single door option) to fit a shallow fireplace (no hearth) and for its heat output. Easy to manage DIY install with supplied... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Hunter 5

    Skippy 5 years ago

    An excellent little stove for wood or coal. The switchable griddle for wood or solid fuel is excellent and its clean burning and very simple and quick to clean. Two doors in a slimline format... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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