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Review of Charnwood C 6 stove

Very disappointed

Richard Angel 5 years ago

I'm amazed at reading the other reviews, I agree that the stove burns through logs very quickly which is not great but worse still it just doesn't heat our 6m x 4m room at all, you can sit directly in front of the stove without feeling hot! I've got my installer coming back for a second time but they so far haven't been able to find an issue. The installer initially recommend a lower kw stove to us but we went for the larger C6 as we have ventilation in the room. I previously installed a 5Kw Chesney stove in a similar size room at my old house which was amazing. I'd think twice about buying a Charnwood C6, I am considering changing for a Clearview.

Stove expert replied: Do have a flue draw test taken as it is likely to be the cause of the problem if the stove is eating fuel without producing much heat and with little control, the flue draw is critical to know. If it exceeds the manufacturers guidance then a damper or stabilizer can be added to gain better control. This is not the fault then of the stove but down to the installation.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 3.4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 2.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.3)