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Review of Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 7 Inset stove

Very disappointed

Aynsley Halligan 5 years ago

I wanted to replace my old Little Wenlock stove with a more efficient modern multi fuel burner that would fit in my small fireplace opening. This Aarrow seemed to be a good choice but I am very disappointed with the heat output. I really don't believe I am getting any more heat from it than I was from my old stove. It was a waste of money. The only advantage is that it will take larger logs. Note it was fitted by a qualified Hetas installer and insulated with rockwool.

Stove expert replied: What a shame that this stove does not seem to be producing a good heat output. Is the stove working hard and using a lot of fuel? If this is the case then the flue draw may be in excess of that which Arada specify, this needs further investigation. Have you tried smokeless fuel on the stove as this can sometimes improve the output. Does the surrounding fireplace get warm as further insulation may be required to keep the heat in the firebox and then allow for it to radiate into the room better.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 2.3)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 3)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 2.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 2.5)