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Review of Burley Hollywell 9105 stove

Extremely disappointed

3 years ago

I too bought a burley Holywell having had the stove recommended by my installer. I have replaced the glass on it no less than two occasions thinking my technique was at fault but have tried everything. My second piece of glass is now showing the signs of being etched after only a few evenings of use.

All my pleasure in the thing has completely disappeared.

My dad has a clearview and he burns old melamine carcasses and all sorts from time to time where I wouldn't use anything but seasoned wood and his is as clear as the day it was installed. Complete dismay

I should have questioned my choice when I saw the fool on the website relying on his stoves being able to take the weight of the a tank sitting on them as a selling point. Completely irrelevant as to whether it is a good stove or not.

Very disappointed

Stove expert replied: Glass can get marks on it if the air wash is not set at the correct position and if the stove is slumbering for prolonged periods or over-drawn. The marks that creep across the glass and look like a spiders web is caused by the flue gases not being removed from the firebox quickly enough. There is a chemical reaction that causes this and giving short periods of fast burn will alleviate this from getting worse. The damage is permanent but does not affect the integrity of the glass. If the discolouration is cloudy in appearance the damage is also permanent and caused by the stove having been over drawn for longer than the short periods that are recommended (15 - 20mins max burn rate once a fire is established, followed by a slumbering period, the fast rate burn can be carried out at regular intervals providing the stove has a chance to cool down in between with slumbering times).

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 4.1)