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Scan Andersen 4-5 stove

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4 flames

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Scan Andersen 4-5 stove
The Scan Andersen 4-5 stove is available with a cast iron top plate or a soapstone top plate. This stove has a firebox opening of 200 x 305mm.
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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 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Stove glass

    Laurence McNally last month

    The stove itself is great ; effficient and easy to operate.However I am now up to my third replacement glass in six years. The problem occurs when using solid , smokeless fuel ( Homefire)... []

    Stove expert replied: If the spiders web appearance gradually creeps over the glass then this is down to the stove not being operated at a fast enough rate of burn, not enough air is passing through it to remove the gases produced and so they stay in the firebox and cause a chemical reaction that shows on the glass. Short periods of fast burn will prevent this. The other stove may have a better flue draw hence it has not had the same fault develop. Homefire Ovals are fine for closed appliances but other Homefire fuels are not suited so do check that the one you are using is correct.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great stove

    Ewan 5 years ago

    We fitted the Andersen 4-5 about three years ago in place of a 30-40's tiled fire & surround in our late Victorian house.Anyone thinking of replacing their open fire should just get on with... []

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback with helpful observations!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Scan Andersen 4-5 stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Scan Anderson still going strong 12 years later.

    8 months ago

    This is a great stove we also have a Jotol F370 which is not as efficient nor does it give out as much heat. Our Scan is brill, minimal ash, very controllable and a good looker.

    Stove expert replied: Nice comments.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • We miss our Scan!

    one year ago

    We had a Scan Andersen 4-5 stove for more than 5 years at our last house, and it was far and away the best thing about the house. Very efficient, easy to use, great window - you need to see... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Air wash problems.

    David Matthews one year ago

    We had big problems initially after the totally useless fitter sent by the shop completely messed up the instillation . That is now sorted, but the airwash still evades us. Any advise would... []

    Stove expert replied: There are three air controls on the stove one at the top (airwash)and one at the bottom of the stove and the third is a circular dial on the door. Top vent open fully until fire is established and then regulate rate of burn as required. Circular one open on lighting and then when fire established this should be closed. The bottom one should be closed on lighting and once fire established this should be half open.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • I love my Scan 4-5 shortleg stove

    Baggers 3 years ago

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Clogged stack issue

    Bill Woods 3 years ago

    Really don't know if this is attributable to the stove or not. Ashes which have entered the stove pipe settle back down on the stove's upper baffle, building up until they block the pipe entirely... []

    Stove expert replied: It is recommended that the internal baffle plate is lowered on a monthly basis and cleaned of debris that can fall from the flue system on all stoves, those that do not have this facility will be cleared by regular chimney sweeping or alternative access that is recommended in these circumstances. No time scale for the problem on this review has been given.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Multi Fuel - or Not?

    Christine Jarvey 3 years ago

    I have had a Scan 4.5 Multi fuel stove installed in my Orkney home. I researched this thoroughly with Yorkshire stove suppliers before purchase and was led to understand it was multi fuel and... []

    Stove expert replied: Having looked in the manual page 34 it states wood as the fuel type for this model, no mention of smokeless fuels as being suitable.

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Really pleased

    Gord 4 years ago

    We've had this 2 years and I'm really pleased with it, it has a good sized firebox for its size and can take a decent log. Its easy to use once you get used to it and you can control it well... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hard to control

    Richard Robinson 5 years ago

    This is an attractive stove but in our house it has been problematic. We have a tall (12m) flue so the draught is normally strong. The main problem has been the imbalance between the secondary... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like you have learnt through trial and error how best to control your stove, it does take time but the rewards are well worth continued effort. Good fuel is a must on all stoves to get the beat results.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

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