Review of Charnwood c4 stove

Could be better.

Anna Johnston 6 years ago

This is our third wood stove in different homes and was recommended by the installer. It's a nice looking stove but there are a couple of annoyances which means we wouldn't recommend it. Notably that it make a very loud vibration noise if there is too much draught through - we believe this is caused by a design fault as our installer has seen it at another installation. The other irritation is that there is only one air control and no ash drawer. On a plus side the stove seems efficient, if not as controllable as others, and the wooden handle is a great way to reduce the need for gloves.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.9)