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Review of Clearview vision insert stove

Clearview Vision Inset Stove

Michael Dennison 7 months ago

OK we have had 2 Clearview pioneer stoves in the past and loved them. We needed an inset stove to fit in our lounge so we plumped for the Vision Inset. It looks great and is built really well. However as a heat source it is at best useless! Looking online Apparently unless you fit a convection box around the stove the inset style of stove hardly gives out and heat. Unfortunately we didn''t know this when we bought the stove and in addition the convection box would make the installation too big. The only way we can get any heat into the room is to open the door and use it as an open fire. All in all very disappointed in the product and the lack in information in the Clearview catalogue and the shop we bought it from to say without a convection box this stove is useless!!! Now having to look at paying to have it removed and scrapping it after only 3 months and then having to pay again to have an open fire put back. Total waste of money and time, not to mention the amount of wood we have had to burn to get it even warm! We have used over £150 pounds worth of kiln dried wood in about 6 weeks! PLEASE NOTE DO NOT BUY THIS STOVE WITHOUT A CONVECTION BOX.......

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 4.6)