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Review of Aga Much Wenlock stove

Disappointed

Gray Perry 8 years ago

We have used woodburning stoves for the past 15 years to heat our lounge. We installed the Much Wenlock 3 years ago, chosen based on the name and reputation. Our old stove, a French Godin cylindrical, provided plenty of heat.

We have had the Much Wenlock refitted 3 times, on a T flue to the rear, using the original brick chimney, and after fitting a flue liner - and in all combinations we cannot get any heat from the stove. With the new flue liner we have better control, and can turn the burn up and down easily. We use well dried wood, we have bought seasoned hardwood, and even tried coal - but none of the fuels makes ANY difference to the heat output. We really don't know what to do - other than to replace the stove as we have tried everything else.

Stove expert replied: Is there plenty of clearance around the stove to allow the heat to radiate freely? Is there an air brick in the room?

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 2.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 2.5 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 0.5 flames (avg 2.6)
Ease of use 1.5 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of lighting 2.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 2.6)
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 2.5 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 1.5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 2.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 0.5 flames (avg 2.9)