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Review of Clearview vision 500 stove

Vision 500

John Simpson 11 months ago

Having had 3 different stoves over the last 15 years, I feel quite well qualified in reviewing the vision 500.The other stoves I have had have been British made and one Danish. All have been quite good but there was always something just to knock them off the top spot.Things like Dirty glass when burning slowly, Smell of smoke in the room when opening the door to rearrange a log. Well I am glad to say that none of these apply to the Clearview vision. Its slightly more expensive than most stoves but I have tried a few and it just can't be beat. Easy to light,you can have it roaring or burning to a lazy flame or even slumbering (although not recommended). It's glass keeps clean even at slow burning, gives out good heat. All the parts for the stove are readily available and means the stove will last for years. Don't take my word for it, how many other stoves are rated at 4.5 stars with well over 100 reviews.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 5 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 4 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)