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Review of Broseley eVolution 26 boiler stove

Do not buy this stove

Tom Lovatt 4 years ago

We had an Evolution 26 stove fitted just over 2 years ago. When we bought it, it was one of the most expensive in the show room and we were told it was possibly too powerful for our 2 bed cottage.

Each time we open the door, smoke billows out into the room and we have to open the window. The radiators never get fully hot even with it burning 15 hours a day.

We have tried different cowlings, been passed from pillar to post when trying to find a solution. Our curtains and paintwork are black, goodness knows what our lungs are like!

Stove expert replied: If the stove is too powerful for your property then it will not be working effectively as it has no need to! Is there an airbrick in the room? What height is the flue system? Is the wood dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%? Has it been installed as per the manufacturers instructions? Further investigation by a qualified heating engineer who is Hetas registered is recommended to hopefully improve the performance that you are experiencing.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 2.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.4)