Review of Coalbrookdale Darby stove

Great Stove

Emily 11 years ago

Our Darby came with the house and it was the previous owners main source of heat, it throws out such a phenomenal amount of heat. I grew up with solid fuel Agas & coal stoves and this is so easy to light in comparison. The firebox is huge and I love the fact thatn it will take solid fuel as well as wood, which means that I dont have to burn quite as much wood - it can really devour logs! Fantastic in a power cut as not only does it keep the place warm but I can cook on it to - it's great for slow cooking. The airwash is rather useless though unless cleaned very regularly as it clogs up and I'm lucky if it stays in overnight, but I'm about to replace the rope seals so maybe that will help. I'd buy another.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 5)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 5)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 2.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.9)