Review of Aarrow Ecoburn plus 7 multifuel stove

Aarrow Ecoburn 7 Plus user experience

G. Holter 6 years ago

We replaced a cast iron Chinese very heavy conventional stove two months ago.

The idea was to save logs with a more efficient unit. This stove is much smaller but will give the same output. Normally it is run at lower level. The glass usually goes opaque black after 5 hours burning and needs cleaning every day with damp cloth and/or blade scraper.

The throat plate was extremely fiddly to remove for sealing the flue collar.

It does seem to burn down to a very fine ash and the stove interior remains clean and free from soot. However the log burn rate is not noticeably less than before. I deduce that for a good clean glass experience,the stove must be kept at fast burn or a more expensive make such as Clearview might be better.

The handle is a bad design, needing the glove supplied at all times, not a natural action. The open wire coil design on our old stove never got too hot to hold, much safer. This would be a simple upgrade for Aarrow. Otherwise a small knob needing a key is better.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 2.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 2.4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 2.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.2)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.4)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 2.6)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 2.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 1.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 1.8)