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Review of Bruno Techno 6 Stove

Bruno Techno 15kw

S. Brooman 7 years ago

I thought this was going to be the ultimate woodburner, with hotplate, towel rails, a huge long firebox for big logs, and a back boiler. How wrong could you be...... so sorry to say that after a winter of perseverance with it, I am replacing it with a Dru. This is because it does not draw well, and has to be run fast, and thus made the central heating boil. It used huge amounts of wood and did not manage to heat the room. Closed down slightly more it went out. It would never last the night. Frequently it puffed smoke back into the room, despite a professionally installed lined flue. Ok as an occasional entertainment, but not a serious workhorse to run the house.

Stove expert replied: A disappointing feedback of one of the more unusual stoves. It does not sound as if your flue system has been worked out correctly for this stove. I wonder if there are issues with the chimney since the stove smokes when you open the door and if the ratio or air for this boiler and room was not worked out correctly. You would normally go back to your installer and supplier to sort out how to solve the problem to enable you to get the best out of the stove. It would be optimistic to expect the wood burner to stay in over night and doing this could add to deposits building up within your flue system. It is not recommended for woodburning stoves to be used on a low setting for prolonged periods.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

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