Review of Windy Smithy Louis Ranger

windysmithy stove

Jodykoomen@gmail.com 8 years ago

I bought this stove for a yurt I was living in with the hope of doing a lot of cooking on it. For the price it's good but for cooking it didn't really meet my needs I could never get the oven hot enough. I have heard rumours of people that have no problem with getting the oven hot so don't take my word for it. Also i found it quite hard to light and to keep lit, the way I coped with it was by chopping all my would down to kindling size. couldn't cope with that for very long so sold it. on the positive side I could use the oven to dry kindling wood which could then keep the stove going. and the hotplate works a treat. If had to do it again I would buy the same model without the oven to save quite a bit of money.

Stove expert replied: sounds like wet wood was being used if kindling had to be oven dried. When issues with stoves arise then it is always a good to contact your supplier to try to work the problem through. Windy Smithy owner Jon Snow contacted us to say that if any of their customers experience anything similar that he would be pleased to work through any problems with them. Good customer support from this supplier.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 3.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.5)