Review of Charnwood SLX20i inset stove

Charnwood SLX20i inset

Andy Porter 9 years ago

Really wouldn't recommend this to anyone .. After all the hard work of altering the fireplace and fitting it we can get no or hardly any heat from it unless the door's are open .. The top doesn't even get warm and no hot air coming out of the vent .. I've tried every fuel recommended for this to no avail .. Granted its well built and very easy to light and use but will it put heat out . no chance .. as far as I can see an open fire would have been better as it would have heated the house better than this \nreally disappointed \n\nPS only rated over night burn at 1 as haven't tried it yet \n\n

Stove expert replied: Inset stoves should be insulated around the firebox, has this been undertaken to ensure that the heat generated goes to the room and not to the surrounding materials. Worth checking out thoroughly.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.5)