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Review of Charnwood Country 16 b stove

Charwood 16b

Glenn Cooper 3 years ago

Fitted a Charnwood 16b back in September 09. Tended to use smokeless fuel rather than wood. When used 24/7 during the winters of 09/10. Kept the house warm, plenty of hot water for the two of us. When the friends and family stayed over. put the immersion heater on as well to boost the hot water. Fitted gas as well in August 08/12 ( Dual Fuel ) As we decided to rent the property out. As long as you give the Charnwood a good clean every week. If not, the bars will bend like a banana. As one tenant did. They are no longer there. The paint finish is not the best, I have repainted or touched up. Enamelled finish would be great if possible.

Stove expert replied: Clearing the ash from the ash pan will help to maintain the grate system this should be done twice daily, also leaving a small bed of ash on top of the grates helps so do not over riddle the stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.6)