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Review of Charnwood Country 4 stove

Charnwood Country 4 Multi fuel

2 years ago

I went for a charnwood due to brand and coming from IOW to support IOW business.

Had it installed last year and looks lovely.

Very quick and easy to light and burns well but my only issue is keeping it burning.We have an inset fire which once it gets going burns for hours with little attention required but I find this stove much harder to keep it burning and it easily goes out if unattended. Its quite frustrating and to be honest disappointing. I'm now considering burning coal instead of wood to see if this may help to keep it burning for longer periods.

Stove expert replied: Smokeless fuel will provide a good core of heat that last much longer than wood and as this is a small stove you may not be able to put enough wood in to last the time that you are expecting it to. Worth trying the different fuel.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4.2)