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Review of Charnwood C 5 stove

Very please with Charnwood C5 so far.

Howard Burton one year ago

This is our first woodburner, so I have no previous experience to compare it against. Nevertheless, having researched and seen other stoves at dealers, the Charnwood''s design features and good reviews made it our first choice. It was also recommended by a friend.

We''ve had it about a month and it''s proven easy to light and heats right through the house. We previously had an open fire, and the Charnwood definitely throws out more heat.

The single push-pull control is very easy to use too.

The wooden handle gets quite warm, but no glove is needed. I''ve learned fairly quickly to avoid touching the metal parts of the handle.

I haven''t heard any ''clicking'' noises as mentioned by an earlier reviewer.

Overall rating:

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? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)