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Review of Bergen stove

Superb stove

3 years ago

We have a very large room in an old townhouse with a 6" diameter flue that is 11m length. Hence the draw is strong.

This stove is a dream. Easy to light even without kindling using hardwood logs and will burn steadily and strongly for about 45 minutes for every half log at around 350F to 400F. Tremendous output and very very steady clean burn. Perhaps clean the glass once a week but even then it remains fairly clear. I use the smoke control on all the time.

I was using it first with shop purchased logs and 3 half logs at a time. Got 300F burn for an hour. The glass would cloud at the end. With good logs and using half logs it went to nearly 600F and burned for 1.5 hours. No issue now with repetitive cleaning.

Really it's a dream piece of kit with good logs and a good draw using a 6" liner.

Stove expert replied: The fuel is one key element to ensure the stove performs to the best it can. Nice review.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.8)