Stovax Riva 55 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 24 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Stovax Riva 55 stove

The Riva 55 multi fuel stove has airwash & clean burn - there is a riddling grate on the stove and it has a contemporary design.

Technical Data
  • Height: 709mm
  • Width: 632mm
  • Depth: 350mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 6kW
  • Efficiency: 82%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • Problems with stove

    this week

    Hi we are having few problems with this stove1st: BLACKENING OF GLASSEverytime we burn logs glass gets black... very annoying as they you can enjoy fire estetical reason2nd: PLASTER CRACKED (... []

    Stove expert replied: I suspect the installation may be at fault with so much cracking around the opening being evident. Was the stove installed with insulation around it, did the installer use fireproof boarding, rendering and plaster or just standard materials? If smoke comes back into the room, when opening the door, the flue draw would appear to be poor, has this been checked, was the chimney lined? Is there an airbrick in the room. Is the fuel dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. Might not be the stove at fault and further investigation recommended.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Great so far

    Leigh 4 years ago

    We just had this stove (our first) professionally fitted three days ago after deliberating for a while over what to buy as we have a very narrow chimney breast and although making it wider was... []

    Stove expert replied: Informative information of the installation, operation of this stove. Great!

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Stovax Riva 55 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Riva

    Gwen OConnor 8 months ago

    We have 2 Riva stoves-66 and 45. The larger one works extremely well. However the smaller one not as well. 1. The air wash does not work so we have a black glass. 2. If it is opened shortly after lighting there is a huge amount of smoke coming into the room. Do I need to contact the suppliers. The problem one was installed in late 2014 so is in its 2nd winter.... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like the flue needs to be warm to enable the flue gases to lift effectively away from the stove. Have you an air brick ion the room? Make sure the door is shut to the room as the other flue may have a better draw and this can affect other flues in the property. Is the flue lined and insulated? What height is the flue? The glass blackening may also indicate the poor draw not allowing the gases to get away effectively from the stove, likely to be down to the installation rather than the stove unit itself. I would seek further assistance from the installer first to check what flue draw you have on this system and to ensure there is enough air in the room to allow for combustion to be effective.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Initial impression very poor

    Ray Forster 11 months ago

    The Hetas engineer who fitted our stove said he had never seen so many disclaimers in the manual before. This is the 4th stove we've had and by far the worst. Air controls just don't seem to... []

    Stove expert replied: From what you have written above the installation seems to be the cause for the disappointment in the stoves performance. As you have another working flue in the property it could and is most likely is affecting the way this flue is performing. The fact that you are getting smoke back into the room on opening the door is indication that it is not drawing enough when the pressure is changed on opening the door. You also say that you are using lots of fuel for little heat production again indicative of a flue draw issue. The installation should be checked thoroughly on both stoves and do make sure that there is enough ventilation provided in both rooms.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Stovax Riva 55

    Roger Curtis one year ago

    Replaced our freestanding 20 year old wood burner for something more contemporary and decided on the Riva 55. Ever since its been installed, we have had problems trying to shut the fire down... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Stovax Riva

    Renee McDonald one year ago

    3 years ago we installed our Riva in a room that is used as an office. during the winter months the fire is kept going 24 hours a day. We burn good quality smokeless fuel and it is closed... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Drafter not working

    Carmel Sullivan 2 years ago

    Stovax riva 55b installed last year, fantastic and well pleased with it, had it fully cleaned out and set for this year and yesterday when I went to light it the drafter wouldn't work, checked... []

    Stove expert replied: If you mean the air control, was this taken out or changed in any way when the maintenance was undertaken. Go back to the manual, there may be more in there or contact the supplier for technical assistance.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Cassette fires and relative efficiency

    Hugh Alexander 2 years ago

    My observation is that the little old stove chucks out much more heat than the Stovax when you really stoke it up although is is only rated at about 2/3's output. I put this down to 6 sides... []

    Stove expert replied: Any inset stove should be installed as per the manufacturers instructions and these normally require some back filling with insulating material - vermiculite slurry cement. This then enable to heat to come into the room and not be absorbed by the builders opening. This would be worth checking out further if the heat you are getting does not appear to be what is suggested.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Crazed glass on Riva 55

    Pat Phelan 2 years ago

    I have a two-year old Riva 55. Its had about 12 months of use since purchased in Nov 2011. I've recently noticed that the glass has a crazed appearance - but not on either surface, but appears... []

    Stove expert replied: Grazing of the glass is normally due to the stove slumbering for long periods. The grazing gradually gets worse but does not affect the strength of the glass.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Mark Whelan 2 years ago

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Highly recommended unit

    Frank Finnerty 4 years ago

    The unit itself is beautiful. It took me sometime to get the knack for using it. Our chimney was over drawing and once we corrected that the unit has excelled. The airwash works excellently... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like a good stove which is performing well.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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