Review of Charnwood C 5 stove

Heat plate

Peter McConville 2 years ago

The internal plate protecting the top of the stove sometimes moves or even falls off the lip. Should it be tight against the back or have a gap? My problem is when lighting the multi-fuel stove smoke is coming from the door seals and underneath and is happening more often. Is there a problem with this plate blocking the smoke from entering the chimney or should I be doing something?

The best way to clean the glass is to tear a sheet of newspaper, scrunch it up, make it slightly damp and put some wood ash onto it and rub the glass. Take another slightly damp newspaper and rub off the excess ash. It works for me without causing damage to the glass.

Stove expert replied: On lighting the stove you may need to leave the door ajar to aid the lift of the gases. Have you an airbirck in the room as there may not be enough free air for combustion to occur efficiently until the flue system is warm. Do refer to your manual for the correct position of the baffle plate and for trouble shooting as this may advise you a solution to the problems experienced.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.1)