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Review of Clarke potbelly stove standard size

Great Camper Van Warmer!

Dominic Porter 10 years ago

I have this fitted in my Camper (converted Parcel Force Iveco) and it is brilliant for the job. It is a small space which gets more than hot enough, even in Scotland in Winter. It is small and the wood going in needs to be small but then so is my van (relatively).

It doesn't burn very slowly so left full and burning it will be empty in about an hour but in a van that is fine. If I am going to sleep it is enough to keep me warm until the duvet warms up!

Very easy to light, especially with a bit of a breeze outside.

For a van/narrow boat/yacht etc this stove is ideal, especially at the price.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 1.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 2)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 2.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 1.8)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 1.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 1.7)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 1.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 2.3)