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Review of Classic Harmony 1 multifuel stove

warm as toast

Avril Gilbert 6 years ago

I have had my Harmony 1 multifuel stove for 12 years and it goes on in November and unless it gets mild it says on without going out until end of Febuary, I live in a small cottage and when we have the stove on its keeps the whole house warm their is no need for heating so we use less oil so our fuel bills are reasonably cheap. The one disadvantage is that though it is lovely on once its going it throws out large amount of heat so sometimes in the middle of winter we can be sat in the cottage in shirt sleeves, but if it came to it I would buy another. It has lasted a long time with the minimum of care , it gets black leaded twice a year and the inside gets dismantled and cleaned thoroghly in the sping. It is the best investment we have made and after 12 years I am still happy with it I would recomend it to anyone.

Stove expert replied: If a stove is working 24/7 it should be let out monthly to give a thorough clean, insuring that the throat plate / baffle is clear of debris to enable complete combustion to occur effectively and flue gases to effectively disipate to the outside.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 5 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)