Review of Charnwood c4 stove

Dirty glass

Ruth Harme 5 years ago

I''ve had this stove for two years now and I love everything about it EXCEPT the fact I can''t keep the glass clean. It only keeps a middle ''v shape'' clean and the sides get dirty. I thought I was doing something wrong but from internet research and seeing photos of other stoves, other users have also had this identical problem - it''s like the air wash only works in the middle. If this is not a problem to you then this stove is great, if it would annoy you (like it annoys me) then do not buy this stove. It is possible to keep the glass clean if you use bone dry wood and keep the heat high but as soon as you use coal or let the temperature drop the V shape appears. Every day I use it I find myself wishing I''d bought a different stove. As I said - great in every other respect but just not for me.

Stove expert replied: Please note that house hold coal should not be used on these stoves only smokeless fuels are recommended.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.9)