Review of Bohemia 60 stove

Little stove with big ideas and the wherewithall to back it up!

Lea Cook 12 years ago

We bought the Bohemia after reading the reviews on this site and have not been disappointed. We had it installed in the lounge to heat one end of the house, the fitter was a bit rude at first calling it one of those cheap stoves (mind you we did get it in the sale for a hundred pounds off!)but he changed his tune when he fitted it and started it up. It lights first time every time, has a lovely big viewing door (we chose the single door option)has a really good airwash. It is as easy to control as a gas fire and is very frugal but puts out a really great heat which heats the lounge and hall and up the stairs, we burn seasoned wood and peat which is really readily available around us and it is up to temp within a very short space of time, we use a flue thermometer with it too as we get such high winds and it draws almost too well with the new flue liner, we did consider a flue damper too but the stove is so controllable that it's easy to shut it down if you need to.The silver handle sets it off nicely, it's neat and modern looking without being out of place in an old house. We don't burn it through the night as the fitter said it's not good for the flue but I'm sure if we used coal and banked it up it would stay in, on occasion it has still had glowing embers the next morning under the ash. It has a good size ash tray and is very easy to clean out, removing the throat plate is easy, all in all a super stove. Fantastic leather gloves came with it too. The only problem we had was that the blanking plate had a thread snapped off so we could not screw it up tight, getting it replaced was a bit of a fag as the company we bought it from was a bit argumentative but that's no fault of the stove. I almost wish we had another room to put another in! \n\n

Stove expert replied: Great review of this stove, giving all the plus points!

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 5)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.8)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 5)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.9)