Review of Clearview pioneer 400 oven stove

Fantastic Wood Stove

Steph O'Connor 11 years ago

Had this stove installed a year ago, it has been well used and tested. It is fantastic! The room is 8x5 m and it can easily be set from ‘cosy’ to ‘tropical’ as desired.

I grew up with wood stoves and they were never a patch on this. The air wash system works very well.

The controllability is amazing, it can be turned up or maintained as needed for cooking. It is not designed for super slow, overnight burning, but I’ve found that by moving embers to one side and then putting in a big log, the fire burns ‘across’ the box with a decent air flow, ensuring embers in the morning.

The oven is great for stews, stock and mulled wine. Using the advice from a previous reviewer (magnets and a sheet of foil), I have successfully baked bread and cakes. I checked the oven temperature when covering the ‘door’ for cooking (Max 220’C), and it can get much hotter when used normally.

Would definitely buy a clearview stove again and though not cheap, recommend it thoroughly.

Stove expert replied: Very versitile stove by all accounts. Great feedback.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.5)