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Review of Bohemia 30 stove

Bohemia 30

Olly Pearson 10 years ago

Easy to install due to its light weight. \nThe ash pan holds enough for a couple of days burning and is easy to empty. It is small and will burn only short, small section logs. \nThe instructions seem to indicate that its not suitable for certain coals but burning 80% wood 20% house coal has given no problems to date. \nStrong smell from the curing paint when lit for the first few times - needs very good ventilation for this not to be a problem. However the smell goes after a few days.\nThe metal door handle gets hot and needs and oven glove (supplied!) to open when the stove is very hot.\nHeat output is impressive and will heat a small house.\n\n

Stove expert replied: Yes most stoves will smell funny on the first few firings. As Oli says ventilate the room well.

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