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Review of Charnwood C 5 stove

Excellent stove. Shame about the constant clicking .

Robert Walker 2 years ago

Very pleased with the C5.

Lights easy, glass stays clean and keeps my lounge very warm.Fed from an external air supply and once lit burns happily on the minimum setting. The logs I burn I source myself and are very mature. Also takes logs over 12 inches long.

Only complaint is the constant loud clicking noise from the stove as it heats up or cools down.

It was totally quiet when it was installed but after a couple of months the irritating clicking noise started and it is now driving me mad.

Have contacted Charnwood and gone through all the suggested checks including removing, refitting and resealing flue pipe. As no one else has complained I can only assume it must only be my particular fire which has this issue.

Other than the clicking problem i have no complaints. It replaced an inset unit which was worse than useless and struggled to push out any heat.

Going back to Charnwood tomorrow to see what they can suggest.

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