Review of Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 7 Inset stove

So poor

Derek Kenrick 6 years ago

Bought this for its big viewing glass. What a let down this stove was. It can take large amounts of fuel which should be a positive but for the amount it can take the output is so poor. I have had this stove lit for four hours and it brings the room temp up one degree. I have had the installer back who as expected said there is nothing wrong with the stove. We have extended the chimney and put on a cowl but it is still poor. This is a radiant stove so you will only get heat in front of it. It is not a convector.also the handle on this gets red-hot and the ashpan is tiny. I have since taken it out and replaced with a stovax stockton 7.

Stove expert replied: This stove can produce up to 9kW of heat so should heat a small / medium room well. It will only produce a good heat if the conditions provided are correct though: Flue draw as per the manufacturers guidelines. Fuel to be dry and seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20% It has been installed correctly There is enough free air to allow combustion (either an air brick or room ventilator is required for this size stove) It is operated correctly

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

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