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Review of Dovre 2000 stove

Dovre 2000

Kevin Twelvetrees 8 years ago

The trouble with reviews,compared to what!.Most wood stoves are much better than an open fire or a missed calculatted inglenook.That means all owners will review with a high score.The Dovre is not a high efficient stove.Its a compramise with an open fire.Looks great,but air leaks in round the air wash and you cant slow it down.Their is not a throat baffle so most of the heat goes up the flue(that has to be large because of the open door option).Its a great looking stove, but if you want a good stove that wont burn loads of fuel get a proper wood stove(not a Multifuel either).\n\n

Stove expert replied: this stove is for those who want an open fire but a bit more efficiency. As the reviewer says it is not as efficient as some freestanding stoves but that is not its function. The reviewer asks quite right what one compares a stove to? In this case I would suggest one would compare the stove to other inglenook stoves. There is in fact a baffle that comes with the stove but to operate you have to open the door so most people do not fit it! Here again I think perhaps it is the salesperson who let the consumer down - decent advice at the start might have stopped false expectations from this stove?

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 2.4)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.1)
Handle operation 1 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4)