Charnwood Island II stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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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.

Technical Data
  • Height: 619mm
  • Width: 604mm
  • Depth: 365mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: multifuel
  • Efficiency: 78%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Charnwood island 2

    Mitchell Wright one year ago

    We have always had clear view stoves, our last being the vision 500 which was faultless and threw out loads of heat, although we had quite a small house with this stove. We have since moved... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • House is now a Home

    Margaret Bolger 8 years ago

    We finally decided to remove our open fire and put a stove in place. We have the stove installed now for six months and it has made such a difference. It is amazing how much more heat is generated... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review and one happy customer!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Charnwood Island II stove (page 1 of 2)

  • excellent if not run hot

    Alan Grummitt 5 years ago

    excellent heat output but if you run at full heat to obtain 8kw rating the throat plate bends and the fire bricks disintigrate within one season and are very expensive to replace. too expensive... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Good but flawed.

    Brian Lusher 5 years ago

    We installed two Islands--one II in our big living room and a I in the dining. We are self-sufficient in timber having organised a large garden as productive woodland and beds. We season our... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • a satisfied customer

    Gay Bineham 5 years ago

    Looks good with the 2 doors and it is a pleasure to sit in front of... there is a fight with the dogs who gets the best spot. It lights easily I have now had it for about 4 years and use it... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • good stove

    Dorin Cazac 6 years ago

    we got this stove 7 years ago and at the beginning we didn't like it ( we didn't know how to use it to :) ) ... but now is a different story, when the stove is on we hardly need any oil heating... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Great but...

    Bridget Whell 6 years ago

    Great looking, solidly built, simple to use and burns well. However, internally I have issues! The fire bricks at the back break easily (replace twice a year and genuine ones are expensive... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • all fur coat?

    David Jones 7 years ago

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • The fly in the ointment

    Ade Haines 7 years ago

    We've been running this stove for almost a year now and this frustrating niggle doesn't seem to go away. The stove works OK, heats the room with great efficiency, glass is OK if you burn the... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Great stove!

    Guy Fisher 8 years ago

    Choice! After reading endless info from this site and others we were a bit overloaded with info as to which make and whether to have cast iron or steel. After reading a review on this site which... []

    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.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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