Review of Clarke potbelly stove standard size

small pot belly

Martin Walker 10 years ago

Definitely you get what you pay for. i have used the stove as a cheap means of heating a conservatory and it has done the job for some years but the general construction is so poor that it is riven with air leaks and it can be difficult to control. The unit is now approaching the end of its life due to corrosion of the top casting and the flue connector so it will have to be replaced. I will be unlikely to replace it with the same make of stove.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 1.8)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 2.8)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Firebox size 1 flames (avg 1.8)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 1.3)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 1.7)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 1.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 2.3)