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Review of Charnwood Country 12 stove

Charnwood Country 12 - major design flaw.

Reg 7 years ago

I have had exactly the same issue with the top of the right hand door opening when the fire gets hot. It then races the fire and most of the heat goes up the chimney. This has now been installed for 2 winters and I have had Charnwood around and been on the phone to them, but they wash their hands of it as they do not see it as a product issue.\n\nWhereas I see the double door as a major design flaw if it cannot retain a tight seal and opens when the fire starts to get hot. Sorry thing is that I have wasted over a £1,000 on it and it is quite simply not fit for purpose!\n\nStoves Expert Replied: Perhaps a thicker rope would improve the current problem, you say it is worse when the stove is hot. Have you always had an issue with control? Might be worth looking at the flue system - maybe a damper would help!!

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

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