Review of Classic Harmony 1 multifuel stove

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Glyn Jones 6 years ago

I managed to damage my old (50 years ?) Rayburn Royal to such an extent during annual servicing that I decided it was really beyond economical repair. I have an Everhot range, so don't need the cooking facilities, and have decided to go for a multifuel with small boiler. I was pretty much decided on the Charnwood Village with that fancy new flue boiler, and for sure it seems to be a good product. However, the descriptions and excellent reviews of the Nestor Martin Harmony 1 have, at the crucial decision stage, swung me to choosing one of those. It's on a knife edge at the moment, and I will probably be making an irrevocable decision in the next couple of weeks, so if anybody wishes to advise me, please do so. I realise this is not a "review" in the conventional sense, but I promise to come back in a few months (in the depths of winter) and let you know what decision I made, and whether I think it was the right one . . . .

I've rated it straight down the middle for now.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 2.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 2.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 2.5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 2.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 2.5 flames (avg 4.3)
Firebox size 2.5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 2.5 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 2.5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2.5 flames (avg 4.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames (avg 4.7)