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Review of Clearview vision 500 stove

Clearview Vision 500

Joan Peerless one year ago

I installed my Clearview about 7 years ago after a lot of research and am very pleased with my purchase. I have to heat an open plan ground floor of approximately 40sq meters in a small drafty Victorian cottage, which is then open to staircases to the next 2 floors.

As this is my only source of heat in the house, and I suffer badly in the cold, I find that I have to maintain a temperature of at least 4kw. To achieve this I use a lot of smaller logs to get the stove really hot before inserting normal size logs.

As soon as the fire is really glowing (about 5kw) I put on a really large log that virtually fills the grate. When this ignites I close the vents right down and don't have to touch the fire again for at least 2 hours.

Brilliant for baked potatoes! Wrap in tin foil and place on the surface of the stove. Turn once or twice and they

are ready in about an hour. Taste great , no pun intended, And they cost nothing to cook!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.4)