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Review of Clearview Solution 500 stove

The very best purchase i have ever made

GeorgeHollywood 4 years ago

We recently bought 2 stoves ; a Vision 500 and a Boru Croi Beag inset for a smaller room. The Vision 500 has exceeded all out expectations and heats a large room in an older house (1850) in a way that is hard to believe, it has transformed the room, the warmth is noticeable in all 4 corners and in a bay window, it is like having 5 radiators in the room, fuelled by about 10 logs.

As for the Boru from the very first lighting

i have been kicking myself for not paying the extra £600 for a Cleaview inset, I am even considering taking out the Boru (even though it was only installed 7 days ago) throwing it in the bin and buying a Clearview (and I am Scottish!) .. in all honesty the difference in performance is hard to believe.

if anyone reading this is considering buying a stove that is not a Clearview I urge you to go and see a Clearview in action and then don't waste your money (like me) on any other stove ... and if you have a Boru I feel for you and know the disappointment!

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.9)