Review of Charnwood Island I stove


Richard Hotston 4 years ago

I was recommended this stove by our local (small) retailer.

It is well made, easy to start, easy to control with the one knob and seems very efficient.

I use a bed of SuperTherm briquettes as a base below the logs (kiln-dried).

I also use 2 fans on top of the burner either side of the flue, to gently blow the heat outwards instead of most of it going upwards.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 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? 5 flames (avg 4.3)