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Review of Classic Harmony 1 multifuel stove

Cracking stove

MRC 6 years ago

Installed a couple of years ago, now getting used to this stove. Got it in just in time for a really cold winter and SO glad we did. It's heating a lounge that is effectively a single 1-up-1-down cottage, so BIG ceiling height. Was toying with the ESSE 200 but on advice from our local stove supplier opted for this more powerful stove. He was right and it sure pumps out some heat and the steel/cast mix means it warms up quickly. We find that, once lit, it can be run with minimal air supply (top vent open about 5mm) and it burns happily (using kiln dried logs) producing enough heat to keep the room comfortable around 22C. Open it up and it's capable of really raising the temperature, had it up to 28C once so this stove is very capable of heating large rooms.

We clean the glass before every firing, bit of newspaper, spit and ash works wonders and leaves a nice clear view of the fire. Although the glass only soots if you close it right down or if a log falls forward onto the glass. Opening the top vent fully as the fire dies down helps stop sooting too. We've never burned overnight, it heats up fast enough there's no need to.

Very pleased with this stove. It wasn't cheap but I think it's worth the outlay.

Stove expert replied: Great feedback, stove seems very controllable.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.7)