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Review of Aarrow Ecoburn 5 inset stove

Multifuel version

Graeme Wright 6 years ago

After a small amount of DIY building work due to installing flue liner I installed this inset stove.

The stove itself looks really good in our new fireplace, it's "modern" look really goes with our decor.

As this was our first stove it did take us a while to get used to lighting and using air wash system to maximise heat and fuel consumption, once mastered you can get a lot of heat from a very small amount of wood.(the wood must be seasoned or you are wasting your time buying "any"stove).

We burn wood most of the season but do burn smokeless fuel over the Xmas period (when we are off work ) only because we find we can burn smokeless fuel overnight and will still be lit next day whereas we have never been able to achieve with wood ( maybe we aren't doing things right).

Overall I would recommend this stove, looks good with oval glass which allows a good view of the flames, air wash system really good, heat output good( once mastered),only negative is that your logs do have to be cut a bit smaller and you can't put much wood in due to small firebox apart from that can't fault stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4.5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 4.5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 1.5 flames (avg 2.8)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 2.5 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)