Review of Aga Minsterley stove

Aga Minsterley

Roger Dunnaker 6 years ago

We fitted a Stovax 8HB about two years ago, unfortunately that stove put too much heat out into the room and not enough into the heating system despite it advertising heating 8 to 9 radiators, so, I started looking at other stoves and came across people's reviews stating that the Minsterley although advertising only running 4 to 5 radiators, is actually running 11.

I decided to change stoves for the Minsterley, installed it two days ago and my god, what a difference, the room heat is now comfortable but the hot water and radiators are red hot.

I should say we have a standard hot water tank and 7 large double radiators, 2 large single radiators, 1 towel rail and 1 kitchen plinth radiator.

What a cracking boiler

Stove expert replied: Stoves should always be calculated for the space and other heating requirements so that they match and as radiators can vary greatly in size it is important that a heating engineer undertakes the calculation of the heating system requirements so that they are achievable. 4 small single radiators will have a very different heat requirement to 4 large double panelled radiators!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)