Aarrow Acorn 5 stove

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Aarrow Acorn 5 stove
The Aarrow Acorn 5 is the slightly wider cousin to the Acorn 4 stove (only 40mm wider though), giving out 5kW instead of 4kW. A backboiler is available for the Acorn 5 stove which, if fitted, provides 2kW to the water whilst the stove then gives out 3kW of heat to the room. The Acorn 5 has an airwash system to help keep the glass free of deposits, and is a multifuel stove. When burning wood in the Acorn 5 the lower air vent is closed and the upper air control is used to control the fire. This situation is reversed when burning coal.
Technical Data
  • Height: 483mm
  • Width: 395mm
  • Depth: 350mm

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Build Quality 2 flames
Quality of finish 2 flames
Value for money 2.5 flames
Ease of use 2 flames
Ease of lighting 2 flames
Firebox size 1 flames
How well does the airwash work 1.5 flames
Controllability 2 flames
Handle operation 2.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames
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Most Recent Review

  • Acorn 5 ....strange smell

    Neville Turkington 7 years ago

    I purchased an Acorn 5 stove last June, the paint smell that is associated with the initial lighting of the stove is still present ....and is causing me to have some distress and irration to
    my respitory system ....can anyone please advise

    Stove expert replied: The paint curing process on the stove takes a few firings so am doubtful that it is the stove causing the ongoing smell. I would suggest getting the flue system checked thoroughly.

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Most Popular Review

  • Good value, simple stove

    Bob O'Brian 8 years ago

    One other thing- it is a very sturdy piece of kit. I once unthinkingly threw in a piece of wood which had a metal fitting bolted on. The fitting contained a ball valve which exploded a few minutes
    later. The blast popped the top flue blanking plate off the stove, but the door and the glass remained intact. Scared me but the stove was absolutely fine!

    Stove expert replied: As you say you are having trouble controlling the stove in windy conditions it would be worth investing in a damper or stabilizer so that control can be insured as if left unchecked damage to the unit can occur as it is being subjected to higher than normal working conditions during these periods. This can lead to component failure or in the worse case distortion of the stove body and as you have recognised this it would benefit from be corrected. The blanking plate should not have been able to come off as it should be inserted and twisted to lock it in place, however it is lucky that it did come off and not injure anyone or anything as the glass would otherwise have broken due to the explosion.

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    4 flames