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Review of Aduro 9 stove

Great stove but has some querks

William Reeve 8 years ago

Great working stove but there are some flaws that ADURO needs to resolve. It is very easy to light and control. The auto draft control works really well. Some things to be aware of. The "Aduro KEY" used to keep the auto draft control open when heating the box to temperature, has razor sharp edges on it from machine cutting. You can easily cut your fingers with it unless you spend 15 minutes filing the edges. They need to put the key in a tumbler to remove the burrs at the factory. The door latches top and bottom are driven by a single shaft. IT WORKS GREAT BUT IT SQUAKS LIKE A FEMALE TURKEY EVERY TIME YOU OPEN IT. I wrapped the upper and lower part of the shaft with fire proof rope and it worked for a while but is now chirping again. The air wash and manifolds work really well at 6KW burn but if you want to control the burn to 3-4 KW by secondary (top) dampers the side windows will be black very soon and front dirty brown. I don't mind this because we have a smaller space and can't run it at 6KW OR WE ALL COOK. The stove radiates heat by convection out top plate and forward through glass extremely well. All in all I recommend it well but you need to have more than 100 CM space to operate it and breathing room from sitting area. Very nicely designed "oil drum" :)

Stove expert replied: A stove should not be operated in a shut down position for prolonged periods with out short periods of fast burn, this insures that tar residues are burnt off and do not collect in the flue system.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3)