Review of Bohemia 30 stove

Bohemia 30 - the baby of the range

Ally 8 years ago

This was our first experience with multi-fuel stoves, we needed a fairly small stove to fit in an interwar Inglenook style fire-place. This stove provided us with 3 seasons of flawless use before moving home. We like the simple clean lines and the reliability of sheet steel construction. The air-wash is OK, but needs to be kept over half open to prevent the glass tarring. It was easy to light, easy to control and quick to heat up. If you're cutting your own logs you need quite short length with this stove, and you can only load it with timber for 2 hours bright burn or 3 hours slow burn. A couple of fire-bricks cracked in 3 years, but that's to be expected with almost daily use in the heating season. In summary: an impressive performer considering the small firebox size and very good value for money. In a 3 bed terrace house this dinky stove halved our gas bill.

Stove expert replied: No larger logs than 100mm diam should be used as this will mean that the stove will struggle to burn effectively unless the air controls are more open than normal. Better to go for smaller logs.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 2.3)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.3)