Review of Barbas Cuatro Tunnel stove

Stylish and effective...

Peter Stewart 15 years ago

Bought a couple of years ago and looks great. First wood burning stove, so comparisons are difficult. It isn't the easiest to keep clean, in that a wet wipe after each burn isn't usually enough - but bar keepers friend is great! It's a large expanse of glass and since it is a feature, it looks much better clean!\n\nAs for the fire, we don't use it much for heat, more for atmosphere! It's easy enough to light, but requires a little fiddling to keep at the 'right' level of burn. It will gently keep going overnight if closed down - will smoulder burn until fuel used up so have to start again in the morning!

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.5)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4)