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Review of Aarrow Ecoburn 7 stove

arrow eco burn 7

Rob Allerton 5 years ago

Work colleague enthused about his Aarrow Acorn so when it came to buying a stove I put the brand on the list eventually bought an Eco-burn 7 wood burner having a bigger room than theirs.

It was new bankrupt BUT stock cost £351 so a good saving got a local Hetas engineer to fit it with liner, cowl and had the flue back filled with vermiculite insulation beads approx £800

Installed two weeks before Christmas 2013 so very new but can only say I am delighted with the stove, it replaced a Rayburn Rembrandt cast iron open fire which was very dusty and time consuming also very costly to run compared to heat generated. The Ecoburn is easy to start, easy to refuel, air-wash works fine wipe the glass over with a wipe as part of the start up process stays clear while logs burning only smears slightly as the stove dies to ash. Once you get used to the controls it thumps out the heat. We burn Oak, Ash, Hawthorn and a lot of softwoods from a local supplier.

Room size 17 foot by 14 foot with 9.5 foot ceiling throws out more than enough heat, with room door open it generates heating to hall stairs and landing. CH has been on at very reduced settings however this winter has been very mild on the Fylde coast, if a little wet and "windy".

The fire box isn't the largest and I have only managed to get it to stay well lit for about 2.5 hours before refuelling and it won't overnight on logs, have heard the multi-fuel Ecoburn 7 will though?

On the star ratings I only gave it 2 for the handle and 3 for the size of firebox all other ratings were 4 or 5.

Bought a stove pipe thermometer and one of those Eco-fans was a little sceptical at first but not now it seems to gently shift the warm air to the far reaches of the room. Had a carbon monoxide alarm for the open fire and still have it in the room for the stove.

Don't ever touch the door handle when the stove is burning, gets very hot quickly use the glove provided by the manufacturer. As with all stoves a guard is needed if you have young children as the whole thing generates lots of heat.

As a first stove fitted in this 1920's semi I am very pleased with the outcome and would not fail to recommend it.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.3)