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Review of Charnwood Country 4 stove

Plastic smell

Tom Evans this week

Hi Stove Expert. Thanks for your help with the last issue/ question I had.

It''s a new stove Charnwood country 4 and when I crank the heat up the house completely smells of plastic. Is this normal and does it go away over time. Also have a little baby so not putting the stove on at the moment due to the smell etc.

Is there something I can do so I can have stove on hot and not smell

Have to keep the heat to about 100c so it does not smell.

Thanks for your help

Tom

Stove expert replied: If the stove / flue smells of plastic when hot there may be something that is closer to the heat source than it should be as there should not be a noticeable smell from a working stove. I would suggest getting your installer back to check the installation as this is not normal. The stove is basically a steel box with refractory liners inside so there is nothing to cause a smell once the paint has cured.

Overall rating:

4 flames

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