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Review of Charnwood Cove 2 stove

messy but pleased

Andy Gray 4 years ago

I bought the charnwood cove 2 after two years of the charnwood Island one and two

My experience of both in two different houses is good but both islands were really messy

Everytime one open the doors on the islands ash spills everywhere, I'd never had this problem before with my previous woodwarm wild wood stove

One can put up with it for a while but when we moved house and bought a New charnwood island 1 it was really noticeable on our black hearth and we got fed up with needing a dust pan and brush every time we opened the stove

As well as the mess the charnwood island 1 and 2 did need attention, often with dry wood, I would have to blow on the wood to get the fire going again

Where as the charnwood cove 2 burns the wood to the last breath and we're so pleased with the heat output and overall look of the stove.....how ever the cove 2 is just as messy and still spreads ash every where when one opens the door regardless of whether the pan is full or not,. but I can put up with this as the stove is faultless otherwise

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 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 5 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)