Burley Debdale 9104

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Burley Debdale 9104

The Burley Debdale 9104 is a small, DEFRA approved wood burning stove with a multi fuel option

Technical Data
  • Height: 560mm
  • Width: 420mm
  • Depth: 315mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Wood or Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4kW
  • Efficiency: 89.8%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Just too fussy. Efficiency at the cost of practicality.

    Aleks Gray one year ago

    Having used many fires over many years, this is probably the least practical. Problems started with the top fire brick not having anything to locate it in place and had moved to the front somewhere along the line so the heat was going straight up the chimney. There''s a flimsy mesh plate which also does not fit well and had fallen off at the back. The mesh is so weak that my fingers went through it while trying to put it back. I''ve never had a fire that is so temperamental, that I had to follow the instructions exactly. Yes, I read the instructions again after being disappointed in its performance. It states: The maximum amount of fuel specified in this manual should not be exceeded. The weight of dry wood per hour is: 1.0kg for the 9103, 1.3kg for the 9104, 1.6kg for the 9105, 2.8kg for the 9108 and 4.4kg for the 9112. Overloading can damage components of the stove. The stove is not designed for overnight operation. So after following and even weighing the wood my conclusions are: It does not like logs bigger than 4" across, more than one log at a time or wood much over 15% moisture. It also needs a lot of kindling to give it a good base as it will not draw up from a low fire, let alone embers. But once up and running; one dry, 4 x 8 inch log once an hour will give you a lot of heat. Very efficient. Personally, I prefer a more practical fire, even if it does mean a bit more wood.... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

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  • A whole new way to burn wood

    Tim Hambelton 2 years ago

    Having rennovated and insulated another area of the house, our existing 8kw ''cheap'' cast iron stove became too big for the living room (heating to over 28c) so chose to downsize the output... []

    Stove expert replied: Ideally logs should be no more than 4" diam to get the most efficient burn - if you use larger then more energy is taken to burn them than with a smaller log and efficiency is lost.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Great little stove but needs attention

    Martin Ross 2 years ago

    I have rented many cottages with solid-fuel stoves and owned a narrowboat with two. The Debdale has the best flame-picture and belts out heat. It''s easy to light but does need to be run at... []

    Stove expert replied: No stove should be operated on maximum draw continuously. Short periods of maximum burn for 15 - 20 mins max is what is recommended with a more gentle slumbering period in between.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Problem glass

    Richard Wills 2 years ago

    This is it''s 3rd year of use .. the glass became cloudy in the first season of use . I've had wood burners for years . While it was still new I asked the manufacturer about this problem . They... []

    Stove expert replied: Glass can be affected by the flue gases if you are not operating the stove effectively and it is shut down or a slumbering mode for prolonged periods, this gives a spiders web affect that gradually creeps across the glass. The cloudy appearance is caused by the stove being over-drawn and the glass surface becomes damaged, it does not affect the integrity and can continue to be used. Both of these are permanent changes that can't be wiped off. I would suggest getting a flue pipe thermostat that gives you the recommended working temperatures for your stove and should prevent this from happening again..

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Excellent small stove

    Debbie Watson 4 years ago

    This is my second winter since installation and my first ownership of a logburner. I was limited by the size of the recess it was fitting into and particularly wanted a simple looking stove... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Fantastically efficient

    4 years ago

    After a few teething problems (it lights and burns in a different way to ordinary log burners) once you have a good bed of ashes it burns forever on a basket of wood . This little 4 kW version... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Best stove in the world

    5 years ago

    Bought this stove last summer and fitted shortly after. It's unique in the way it burns, i.e a single log at a time, self-perpetuating air flow, bed of ash, etc. At the end of the winter we... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Great stove- utterly delighted

    Mae Mai 5 years ago

    We had the Burley Debdale installed in October 2015 and are extremely pleased with it. We find that it is straight forward to light, making sure the wood is dry, and gives out a great amount... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Absolutely perferct

    Daniel Osei 5 years ago

    Highly efficient, stunning flame ball effect. Heats the ground floor within 45 minutes before gradually heating the upper floor (with doors left open). Spent months researching into a stove... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • warm ad toast

    David Kirk 5 years ago

    Very good fantastic flame effect. Warms all the downstairs 17 foot conservatory 17 foot lounge we have to open all the doors best buy ever

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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