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Review of Clearview Solution 500 stove

Disappointed

J Moorhead 7 years ago

Admittedly I have only had my Clearview 500 since Dec 2011 but am very disappointed with the efficiency of the stove. I find it very expensive to run as we are burning 2 seasoned hardwood logs per 30 mins. To be honest my 3 Kw gas fire was hotter than this 8 Kw stove. The glass has always got a brown stain on even though we keep the air wash open! I wouldn't mind the expense if we felt the difference in the house but I am pleased I have central heating as a back up and we haven't had snow in our part of Cumbria this winter!!!\n\n

Stove expert replied: This sounds like it could potentially be a problem with a chimney drawing too hard on the stove.

Overall rating:

2 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.1)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.1)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 3.9)