Review of Dovre 425 stove

Dovre 425GM

Peter Lambart 13 years ago

This is a multi-fuel 425GM stove, black, non-enamel, 8kw.\n\nI installed this stove last February to heat my large lounge (7m x 5m x 3.5m) that is North facing and expensive to heat. I was attracted by its cast iron construction and good ratings to go with a reasonable price.\n\nIt weighs 120kg, and that takes an hour or so to fully heat up. Once to temperature it really pumps out the heat, and my large room is soon toasty warm. I can usually open a door to heat other rooms except on the coldest of days.\n\nI can easily regulate it, though the slider for the airwash is quite sensitive and takes a little experience to get right. I have a stove-pipe thermometer which helps greatly in judging adjustment.\n\nThe glass can get a dirty, but like the other reviewers say it is easy to clean once a week or so. The view of the fire, and the radiant heat coming from the large glass door is very pleasing.\n\nI haven't tried to keep it in all night, though once I did shut it right down when fueled with logs and it sooted up the glass (the logs were slightly damp). A little more practice would improve things there, and I'm sure that smokeless coal would do the trick.\n\nOverall I highly recommend this stove for build quality and performance. My lounge has never been so cosy.\n\n

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)