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Review of Charnwood Cove 2 stove

Overall a good stove

Gareth Maxwell 4 years ago

We bought this stove two years ago and initially struggled a bit with it (more my ability I think). It does have a very easy air flow mechanism through one single air control valve. We did a couple of things that have vastly improved its performance:

1. Buy a stove Thermometer, especially if you are a novice, it really helps you to see just how hot the stove is and makes your wood pile last longer.

2. Buy a Stove top fan, this made a massive difference to its output and really pushes the heat around the room and out of our door into the hallway.

3. Use seasoned wood only and a mix of soft and hard, it does take some practice to get it up to temperature.

The looks of the stove are lovely and it heats our fairly large room (3m x 10m x 3m) which is also semi open plan. We chose this stove as it is a good output for a fairly small opening.

It also seems extremely well built. The single air control makes the general running of the stove very easy once it is up to heat.

Overall, its a great stove and I would definitely buy another one (in fact I'm considering it for our other lounge)

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)