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Review of Broseley eVolution 5 woodburning stove

Impressed

Gavin Wade 5 years ago

After a year we have finally had the chimney sorted and had the stove fitted, the wood lasts longer in the Broseley than our previous Tiger stove but with the premium price that's one of the expectations!

Due to the depth of our hearth the stove has a rear flue fitted instead of using the top but it still draws well.

The stove does like a quick hot fire to get going and leaving the door ajar by an inch for ten minutes really helps - I've found that when adding logs there is often a need to leave the door open for a few minutes to get the logs going ( all 20% moisture or less) but other then that it's great, the viewing window and the air wash is fantastic as is the heat.

We are in a smokeless zone and this stove is DEFRA approved for our area, very little smoke visible from the chimney too.

The stove does have a grate and ash pan but it's just as easy to scoop the ash out than try to mess with the grate your logs must be 12" at the most or they will not fit so best seems to be around 8 - 10".

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 3.7)