Clearview vision 500 stove, page 5 of reviews

Overall Rating:

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Clearview vision 500 stove

The Clearview vision 500 stove is available as a flat top, low canopy or high canopy model.

The legs can be 2,4 or 6 inches on this Clearview stove.

The Vision 500 is available with multi fuel kit for burning coal


a smoke control kit to use in smokeless areas.

You can get the Clearview stoves in coloured finishes too.

Technical Data
  • Height: 588mm
  • Width: 582mm
  • Depth: 330mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Page 5/11 of reviews for Clearview vision 500 stove

  • Still an excellent choice - one year on.

    Brian Dobinson 6 years ago

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • exactly as expected

    Les Maddams 6 years ago

    Following our homework and on reading reviews we chose the Clearview vision 500. Our first problem was finding one in stock (we are in the South East), we tried several and no-one had one in... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • pioneer

    Derekhunter Hunter 6 years ago

    I purchased a pioneer based on Clearviews claims regarding the greenest stove available etc the best materials etc however absolute rubbish as all these claims where found to be misleading by... []

    Stove expert replied: Claims by stove manufacturer's always need to be checked. Nearly every make publishes the outputs and efficiency, and any reputable retailer should be able to say what material the stove is made from. It is true that some makes stand on their reputation and so we must be aware that manufacturers vary in how well they keep up with the rapidly changing technology within the stove industry. The efficiency level of Clearview stoves is lower than some other makes but generally their customers seem happy with their stoves.

    Overall rating:

    0.5 flames

  • Help!!!! Please!!!!

    Superfrogger 6 years ago

    Our room is 6.5m x 4 x 2.4 and is a 1999 stone build house. The calcs for heat output requirements come out at 4.5 or thereabouts. So which model do we go for??? I have to say that I like the... []

    Stove expert replied: As you need 4.5kW's for the one room the Vision 500 should be fine to cope with this and will give extra for the other areas that you ideally would like to take the chill off of. 8kW's if the gross heat that you can expect so it will not be producing this when on a lower setting.

    Overall rating:

    not yet rated

  • Early days but so far a lovely stove

    Stacy Newton 6 years ago

    Overall a very nice stove, only down side is the price which is pretty high, partly because Clear View only supply to a relatively small number of retailers but also because it's good quality... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • 15 years and still like new

    Steve Carr 6 years ago

    I burn Supertherm or Burnwell nuts on it , and also seasoned hardwood , If you make sure the ropes and seals are all in good order and the chimney to the stove is sealed correctly you can control... []

    Stove expert replied: It is not recommended to undertake making boilers for stoves, they require certain tapping fittings and will need to be a certain size for the stove concerned hence best to get through the manufacturer. Once a boiler is fitted the heat generated to the room will be reduced so it is important that a stove is correctly sized to cope with both room heat and heat to water.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • What a Stove !

    Steve Edmonds 6 years ago

    We can only compare this stove with our 30 year old Jotul. Things have moved on a lot. Much more efficient easy to control and great quality. I feel safe leaving it on and it easily runs all night when we shut it down Love It... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames


    WILFRED SWAIN 6 years ago

    Sorry I put one of these stoves in my living room . I have had to stop using it as the smoke is pouring out of everywhere ! I had to take the battery out of the smoke detector in the hallway... []

    Stove expert replied: Please get the installation checked as smoke should not come back into the room, it implies that the flue draw is not adequate. This can be overcome and certainly needs further investigation. Please put the batteries back in the smoke detector and make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm, these are for your safety and should not be compromised by removal of batteries as they are warning you of a problem.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Vison 500 with Backboiler

    Anne 7 years ago

    We bought this product with a back boiler so that we could heat our water for the kitchen area. We run it 24/7 winter and summer but for it to be really effective you need to use 'ovals' which... []

    Stove expert replied: Discoloration on glass - smokey apprearance usually from over-firing or crazing that spreads over the glass due to under-firing of stove. How far away is the tank from the stove and what size is the tank as on this model the output to water is 10,000BTU's?

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • It's the Rolls Royce as far as log burners go!

    Fay Evans 7 years ago

    We will be leaving our trusted Clearview behind in January, and beside the ground source heat pump we installed the Clearview was equally the best thing we put into our barn conversion, she... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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