Review of Dovre 425 stove

Dovre 425 warped

Rich Dobbin 11 years ago

Purchased Dovre 425 7 years ago, quite attractive looking stove traditional looking but not 'fussy'. For first 4 years stove ran OK it was controllable and could be throttled down for over night burn. The so called airwash is ineffective as the glass requires cleaning every few days. After 5 years we found it difficult to shut the door and have noticed that the sides have noticably shifted and partially disengaged from the top panel and the door is very difficult to shut and I am considering whether to scrap the stove or repair it. On the whole we are disapointed as the stove was not cheap and we expected it to last also the claims of having an air wash system are misleading.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4.1)