Review of Charnwood Island I stove

Charnwood Island 1

David Smith 6 years ago

Just purchased an Island 1 (Charnwood). Fantastic looking woodburner, easy to light and gives of great heat with kiln dried logs. Only down side is there is no advice in the instructions about the use of having the griddle in the 'open' position. It only describes use of the griddle in the 'closed' position when lighting. Any ideas for the 'open' setting??

Stove expert replied: Open grate are normally used when smiokeless fuels are used as an unde draught is required, the closed grate is for wood so that the ash can build up on it nd wood burns best with an over draught.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 4.5 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames (avg 4.3)