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Review of Aarrow Ecoburn 5 inset stove

A CRACKING GOOD INSET STOVE

3 years ago

The AARROW ECOBURN INSET 5 and 7 stoves are made by ARADA. This manufacturer also makes the HAMLET SOLUTION INSET 5 and 7 stoves, which I could not find on this reviews website.

They all follow the same engineering patterns, made from very high quality 5mm thick British steel, convection and their signature "crucible" shaped grate.

I know them all, both AARROW and HAMLET insets and they all feature the same top quality construction, easy to light and control output, etc.

Like any inset, their performance may vary a little, because chimney flues vary considerably so this always needs to be checked during installation.

The only thing I would say is that when installing these insets, anyone should always consider:

1. High quality flexi-liner [I used 904 grade on my stoves installations], insulated should be used.

2. Whether vermiculite or a wrapper, it is best to insulate the flexi-liner.

3. Inside the wall cavity, the stove body should be well insulated with fire-rated class A1 Rockwool or a similar non-combustible insulation material.

With a good installation, I can't fault these AARROW ECOBURN 5/7 and HAMLET SOLUTION 5/7 insets. They give many years of trouble-free service and maintenance spares are always available, which is a bonus I can say about the manufacturer ARADA and can't say about many other manufacturers.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 2.8)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)