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Review of Clearview pioneer 400 oven stove

great stove

Jane Allen 9 years ago

I've had this stove for 3+ years: it heats a 27ftx15 ft kitchen in an old stone house at about 1200 ft on a v exposed site. The kitchen has central heating, but we never turn it on. I use wood during the day, and smokeless fuel at night to keep it in overnight: about 8-12 chunks of smokeless will do the job without gunging up the flu with tar from burning wood at low temp. I can boil a kettle, fry an egg or roast a chicken/make soup in the oven (I put aluminium foil over the opening with magnets to increase the temp). If not kept in overnight, it takes all of 2 mins to light in the morning, and fires up immediately. Only reason I gave the build 4 instead of 5 is that the riddling mechanism stopped working, but it's easy enough to just riddle it with a poker when necessary, which isn't by any means each day. All in all, great stove: would definitely buy again

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 4 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)