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Review of Broseley Hercules 30b boiler stove

Lid cracking

3 years ago

I purchased one of these stoves about 7 years ago. In that time I've cracked 3 lids. It costs £379 pounds to replace it. That's with delivery. I'm gutted. I bought it with the intention of having a good heating system with little trouble. I was wrong. At the time it was one of the most expensive stoves on the market. But really they are not fit for purpose. I'm getting fobbed of by saying I'm burning the wrong dielectric. Rubbish. If a stove can't burn logs forget about it. I rest my case

Stove expert replied: Replacement parts will be required during the lifetime of any stove and by lid I am assuming you are referring to baffle plate which is subjected to the greatest heat when the stove is operating. Failure of these plates can be due to over-firing, incorrect fuels and even a strong draw on the flue system so further investigation would be advised to try to identify the cause of the failures. As you have had 3 in 7 years they are lasting over 2 years each which does not necessarily seem excessive though!

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 3.1)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 2.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 2.9)