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Review of Charnwood Country 16 b stove

Can''t close down

Kevin McCubbin 6 months ago

I've had the Charnwood 16b multi fuel stove for 10 years and couldn't have asked for a better stove so once the inner jacket wore through I automatically replaced it with the same stove but, the new model doesn't hold as much wood plus it donesn't have as much control of the air intake. The original stove when shut down would last 18 hours but, the new one only lasts 4 hours. Had to adjust the plate on the fire box but, still doing the same.

Stove expert replied: If you are unable to shut the stove down to a slumber mode then get the flue draft checked as this may be in excess of the manufacturers recommended draw. Modern stoves have changed and this may be something that needs altering to suit the newer model.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 3 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? 5 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.6)