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Review of Charnwood c4 stove

Regrettable buy

Karen Lloyd 6 months ago

I was advised by my installer that the Charnwood 4 would be a good buy for my home office. I''ve had it three years, have had the installer and seller out numerous times. First they extended the flu - twice - until it was 4 metres, but no difference. In accordance with other reviews on this site, the stove does not stay in when lit. I''ve had loads of advice - I''m sure it''s not just me. I really regret not doing more research and paying a bit more for a decent stove.

Stove expert replied: What a shame that you are disappointed in your purchase. A short flue can be problematic but as this has been lengthened does not appear to be the case in this instance, unless it is mainly single skin and not insulated. Is there enough air in the space for combustion to occur? Is the fuel dry and well seasoned and with a moisture content of less than 20%?

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How well does the airwash work 5 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? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.9)