Review of Clearview Pioneer 400 stove

Pleased with my first ever stove

Steve Biggs 6 months ago

Sometimes you''re limited simply to the range of your nearest stove fitter, but I''m glad my local one offered Clearview. After further reading they do appear to be the Rolls-Royce of woodburning stoves. My biggest concern was the new 2022 SIA guidelines and that the Pioneer 400 does not currently past their tests. Apparently Clearview have not yet submitted their models for testing so they might well pass ... just with minor tweaks. However the ease of use of this stove is what wins it for me. I''d rather a 70-75% efficient stove that''s a joy to use/control rather than an 85% efficient one that isn''t

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.5)