Review of Dovre 425 stove

Multifuel Version

Chris Butler 9 years ago

We are onto our 4th heating season. Some good points, the stove is efficient, it looks well and dimensionally it suited our existing fireplace well. We bought the enamel version: this has turned out to be a big mistake. The quality of the enamel is poor. It chips really easily and worse still it flaked off the top and looks dreadful. The centre ( circular ) section of the grate collapsed despite never having not been subjected to burning coal. We have only ever used kiln dried logs and peat. Overall, 7 out of 10 for the stove and nil points for finish. If you are buying one, buy the matt finish.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 1 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 2 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 2 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 2 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)