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Review of Bohemia 50 stove

Bohemia 50

Ally 7 years ago

The bigger brother our Bohemia (Pevex) 30. We had been so pleased with our previous Bohemia 30 we had no hesitation in specifying the Bohemia 50 for our new home. We needed a stove certified for use on a 12mm (non-constructional) hearth under Building Regulations part J, which the Bohemia range is.

We like the simple clean lines and the reliability of the sheet steel construction. This stove has not disappointed. The fire-box is substantially larger than the 30 or 40 models, and will take a 400mm log. That alone has saved us a few hours in the garden with the bow saws!

The air-wash is OK, but needs to be kept over half open to prevent the glass tarring. It is simple to use, easy to clean with an impressive heating performance. No smoke into the room even with a rear flue configuration and lighting up from a cold chimney. You can load to burn bright for over 3 hours. The first couple of lightings created some smoke and smell from the stove paint, but thatís true for many new stoves. A nice touch is the discrete adjustable screw feet hidden in each corner behind the stove case - we fitted some silicon pads under these to stop the stove walking on the granite hearth and to level it. Thereís nothing really to go wrong with these stoves, simple, reliable and decent value.

Stove expert replied: Nice comments from stove owner of smaller model, must be happy with product to purchase another. Nice feedback.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4)