Burley Hollywell 9105 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 73 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Burley Hollywell 1905 stove

Very good efficiency rating -

a simple design suitable for a smokeless area.

This model is part of the Surefire range of Burley stoves.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 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 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Burley woodburner

    P Robinson 9 years ago

    We spent a considerable amount of time researching stoves and finally settled on the Burley after reading their product literature and seeing one in action in a local shop. We had saved for... []

    Stove expert replied: Fair review for a cheaper stove and customer happy with overall performance. Prices do vary so it is worth shopping around to get the best value for your money.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Burley Hollywell 9105 stove (page 1 of 8)

  • Poor starting

    Jim Muir 6 months ago

    I''ve had this wood burner for 5 years and every year when I first try and get it going major problems chimney swept kiln dry wood does this steel baffle contribute to this I''m on my third... []

    Stove expert replied: When the stove is first lit after a break, the draw and cold flue may contribute to ignition problems. It is unlikely that the baffle is affecting this unless it has become distorted and then it can affect the overall performance of a stove. The baffle can become distorted if the flue has a strong draw, the controls are set incorrectly, the seals are not effective or the incorrect fuel is being used (or a combination of more than one of these). A stove pipe thermometer will ensure that you are operating the stove within the correct parameters and is inexpensive for this peace of mind.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • 18 months of a Burley

    Harry Langworthy one year ago

    I apologise that I submitted a review for the wrong model of stove ( the next model up) when it should have been the Holywell. So to reiterate, this stove is very difficult to light, takes 2... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Mr

    Alan Anderson one year ago

    I have had repeated issue with the burley stove replacing the stainless steel baffle 3 times and the front glass 2 times also replaced 2 times is the vermiculite above the baffles, The stainless... []

    Stove expert replied: What a shame you have found this a disappointing stove, they do vary greatly and other reviewers have has better experiences.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • 12 months on

    James Wheeler 2 years ago

    1) Large viewing window - I know people don''t always want one of these but I''m of the view that its a fire, it needs to be seen. The window does cake up with the soot easily and the self clean... []

    Stove expert replied: Detailed comments on how this stove works, very informative.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Fireball Heaven

    Leonard Anderson 2 years ago

    This is the first wood burning stove I have had after reading months of reviews. All my friends have wood burning stoves. None are as efficient as this one or give such a dazzling display. Had... []

    Stove expert replied: Burning driftwood is not recommended due to dioxins being created in the flue gases when wood is burned in the presence of chlorides. Dioxin is termed as a persistent, bioaccumulating toxin meaning it doesn't decompose, it builds up in tissues of organisms that ingest it. It is recommended that this is no longer used as a fuel in your stove.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Hollywell 9105 functioning and purchasing spare parts

    Jim Mclaughlan 2 years ago

    Hollywell 9105 is the one to avoid, poor heating, eats kiln dried wood with about 80% of the heat going up the flue. Spare parts a complete rip off. You would be better burning your money than... []

    Stove expert replied: If the heat is going up the flue then a damper may be required as the flue draw is excessive, this should be checked to prevent damage to the stove, an installation issue and not a problem with the stove.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Perfect stove choice

    JA Redler 3 years ago

    Phenomenal value for money, of all we considered this was the lowest cost but extremely pleased with the stove. It''s a wood burner only, but does this very efficiently - the manufacturer claims... []

    Stove expert replied: Great comments.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Burley hollywell final update

    Daniel Sutcliffe 3 years ago

    This stove is not all its cracked up to be in the 6 or so months I''ve had it I have had nothing but problems. I have replaced the glass twice the stainless baffle twice and now the piece of... []

    Stove expert replied: A very disappointing review and concerning that the deposits being left in the flue are so great that they are forming lumps. This does require further investigation from a qualified engineer who can look at the overall installation and operating procedure more thoroughly.. Parts should not be failing so readily .

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • The glass will go cloudy

    Martin Lewis 3 years ago

    I have had the Burley Hollywell for two and a half years now, on the whole it has been pretty good. The seal around the glass on the door is failing now, so I am going to replace it this week... []

    Stove expert replied: Cloudy glass is normally indicative of an over drawn stove but as you have a thermometer and the operating temperatures are kept around the 150 degrees this does not appear to be the case. Pellets on a stove are unusual unless specifically designed for this type of fuel and they are usually too small for a grate system to function correctly.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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