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Review of Charnwood Country 12 stove

Charnwood Country 12 review

Steve Stroud 10 years ago

The Charnwood 12 Country stove is well built, easy to light and puts out loads of heat. We have used one for the last 8 years. The issue we have with the stove is the air control -these are two sliding plates under the windows in the door. Any stove with this type of air control does not allow sufficient closure for air as even when the slides are fully closed air leaks in around them. This means that you can't really turn down the fire and certainly can't keep it in over night. We have other stoves and the types with round -screw in and out- air controls - so that you can completely shut off the air supply when the control is fully turned in- are much better for slow burning.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 2.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 3.3)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 2.8)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 3.1)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.1)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 2.1)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 2.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 2.5)