Review of Clearview pioneer 400 oven stove
Excellent stove, a few minor drawbacks
We have had our Pioneer Oven for three years now and a very excellent stove it is: easy to light, excellent build quality, and we use it to roast potatoes, boil veg, cook casseroles etc. It is also, perhaps by virtue of the longer smoke channel around the oven, exceptionally efficient.We have a large fireplace in a small room, for which the increased width (over the non-oven Pioneer) and the height made this stove particularly suitable. Despite its plain and unfussy styling it looks very pretty. The finish is lovely and durable but difficult to clean of cooking stains. A slight design flaw: ash falls onto the internal ledges of the door, and then onto your hearth/carpet when you open the door. This is very annoying. We have not had this problem with our Jotul stoves. The handle is very nice in brass but does get very hot. Tip: get a cast iron trivet to put in the oven to prevent your pots from overheating. Looks nice, too.