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Review of Broseley Desire 7 stove

Can''t recommend

Barbara Brown 2 years ago

Can''t recommend this brand. Bought a Broseley Desire 7 stove and had it professionally fitted. Within 8 months of daily use the top baffle was bent and shortly after, broken. I bought a new baffle at Christmas (not cheap and not a warranty part), fitted a stove thermostat, and within 3 months the baffle is bending again. Definitely no excess heat or poorly maintained flue. Poor heat level from the stove compared to the same wood in my Contura stove.

Stove expert replied: Internal parts failing prematurely is normally indicative of the stove being operated at too high a temperature for long periods or the use of the incorrect fuel. What a shame that you have experienced this twice now.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 1)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 3)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 2)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 1)