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Charnwood c4 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 29 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Charnwood c4 stove

This Charnwood stove is available in wood or multi fuel -

with or without a store stand.

You can use a rear flue connection kit in order to take flue out of the back of the stove but still be able to sweep through stove.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Regrettable buy

    Karen Lloyd 9 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... []

    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

Most Popular Review

  • Brilliant Stove

    Deb 6 years ago

    I have a 2 bedroomed flat on the first floor. So all you flat dwellers can do this too. Although from the first floor, bear in mind dragging fuel up the stairs can be a pain. But I have to say... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Charnwood c4 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • Worrying failure

    Ruth Cutts 9 months ago

    We inherited this three year old woodburner when we moved house. Our previous woodburner (not a Charnwood) at our home in Devon was still going strong with no issues after 16 years. Last night... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Poor qualitiy inner plates

    Chris Wilford one year ago

    Had this stove 5 years now. After the first year the inner back plate buckled. Tried to have replaced under warranty, they wouldn't do this. They said it was my fault for running it too hot.... []

    Stove expert replied: Yes a stove can run too hot, this may be due to operator error or an over-drawing flue that prevents the stove from being able to slumber. The stove would run with a fast flame even when all controls are in the closed position, it will use a lot of fuel for little output of heat. This continuous high heat can buckle and distort the metal of the stove.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Dirty glass

    Ruth Harme one year 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... []

    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

  • Best stove I’ve ever owned.

    Alan Krasno 2 years ago

    The C4 is a mid price smaller stove but the quality is faultless. It can be controlled with one push lever with a clear click for each setting. One match and in a few minutes you've a roaring... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Very poor wood burning stove

    Dave Sabin 2 years ago

    Within the first few months of use the back plate buckled badly. The stove was certainly not overrun, the plate is too thin - anyone with basic engineering knowledge will tell you that it is... []

    Stove expert replied: First port of call with any warranty issue is with the supplier who your contract has been made with when purchasing the stove, they should act on your behalf with the manufacturer during the warranty period. It is a shame that you have not given Charnwood the opportunity to assist you with this as each case will be considered on their own merit.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Really pleasd!

    3 years ago

    I have owned the Charnwood C4 for 2 winters now. The first winter it was my only heating in a 3 bedroom large stone built cottage! I am very pleased with it . Quick to get up to temperature... []

    Stove expert replied: Nice comments, wood of less than 4" diam is recommended on closed appliances to get the most efficient / effective burn.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Elegant, clean-burning and efficient stove

    Daniel Bebber 3 years ago

    The Charnwood 'C' range strikes the right balance between 'modern' and 'cottage' look, not too square and not too curvy. It took me a while to get used to the method of getting this stove going... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Could be better.

    Anna Johnston 3 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... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Great stove

    Kim Fahey 4 years ago

    Having done lots of research mainly from this site, we went for the Charnwood C4 stove. This is now our second winter and we are delighted with it. We use logs only on our fire. It is extremely... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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