Charnwood Island II stove
The Charnwood Island II stove has double doors with glass panels that are gently shaped matching the shaped legs. The lever on the right of the front of the stove allows the grate to be converted from a wood burning grate to a multifuel grate.
There is a button under the doors at the front of the stove that controls the airflow.
- Height: 619mm
- Width: 604mm
- Depth: 365mm
Most Recent Review
to a large 17th century thatched farmhouse, our living room is now twice the size. We wanted a clear view 650, but started to wane on this slightly when looking into reviews, clear view are very crafty with there kw output info, they state the 650 throws out 12kw, but this is the max it will put out, its actual range is from 2.5kw to 12kw which is a big difference, and you shouldn't have these on full blast all the time. When we got our quote for installation I nearly fell over, the thatch was used as a huge excuse to charge £5400 for the 650 and install, twin wall is not that expensive, so we decided to go for the Island 2 as it seemed a near kw competitor to the 650 having a range from 5kw to 11kw with an average out put of 8kw. Average outputs are something clear view won't tell you, this showroom was not a clear view stockist. Now I'm used to it,( its very easy to compare every stove against a clear view ), I'm really pleased with it, yes there is a massive design fault with the ash that falls out every time you open door, but its heat output is really good, and with the correct logs will burn nearly overnight. Clear view are very good but everyone else has now caught up, there just living on there original reputation. I have no doubt the Island 2 has a way better average kw out put than the 650.
Stove expert replied: Outputs can be specified by manufacturers in minimum, maximum and or nominal kW's (this is the average), so it depends on what they specify and it can be somewhat confusing. Of-course the output will also depend on the quality of the fuel being used and how hard you are operating the stove, so there are variants that will also apply.
Most Popular Review
Stove expert replied: Great review and one happy customer!
More reviews for Charnwood Island II stove (page 1 of 2)
to have these faults
Stove expert replied: No stove should be run on maximum at all times there should only be short periods of fast burn with slumber periods in between. Ideally the short periods of fast burn should be 15 - 20mins max. If you are operating the stove flat out all the time then a bigger stove may have been a better option so that the nominal / average output meets the requirements for the space you are heating rather than relying on the maximum output of the stove.
Stove expert replied: The internal components of any stove can warp if the stove is not operated within the manufacturers guidelines, so if Charnwood suggest a thermostat it is because they feel that there may be a problem in this area. It is good practise to have one on any stove to ensure that you are using it correctly. Seals can also fail prematurely if a stove is being over-fired or if the flue draw is excessive and these should be checked so that you get the best from your stove.
in the house and it is not a small house, the temperature is a healthy 17 to 18*C. It's free heating and hot water all winter :) and I burn mainly timber as not recommended (burns to hot for the fire bricks) but couple of coals here and there does no harm but not to much at any one time is ok.
as have to replace all (found alternative now) and due to support design the middle part slips down. This means that 1. the fancy reburn holes are less than efficient, 2. thus, once cracked this causes them to disintegrate,3. with a design that uses them to support the baffle this means the baffle falls off its perch frequently and all of these together cause me to become 'frustrated! The baffle has bent a bit with the heat so is often caught when putting logs in and a repeat of previous problem. Such a shame as I love it otherwise!
right material at the correct temperature... BUT every time you open the door it drops ash on the floor! The way the grate is configured means even with a small amount of ash in the grate it deposits some on the floor in front of it. I think this is a design failure would honestly expect more for the price. It's not exactly a bargain-basement priced product, well built etc, etc, but I would warn prospective purchasers that unless they are happy to sit a dustpan and brush next to the stove to be used almost every time you open the doors then maybe have a look at something else less irritating.
Stove expert replied: You on;y get out of a stove what you put in so if you are expecting a large amount of heat the fuel needed will have to reflect this. A small fire will produce a small anount of heat and most importantly the quality of the fuel used effects the output, wood should have 20% or less moisture content.