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Review of Dovre 500 stove

Dovre 500

Jonathan Beales 13 years ago

We bought this stove about a year ago and we have it alight as much as possible as it make a huge difference to our heating bill. It is very easy to control and usually the fire will stay in overnight, if I get it right and it isn't a really windy night. It is also much more efficient than our last, cheaper stove that we had and much better build quality. The fire wash works well, although when I shut it right down overnight the glass often gets dirty, but from what I have seen of other stoves this is normal and the dovre is better then many others in this regard.\nI would recommend a dovre stove as a good purchases, although for me I would buy the 450 if I was making the purchases again. This is because we have the wood only model as that is all we burn, so the ash tray behind the lower door is not used, apart from at the end of the season to clean it right out. From what I have seen if I bought the 450 then I would have had a slightly larger fire box area. If you are buying multifuel then this is not relevant and the bottom door would be a great advantage.\nDovre are not the cheapest of stoves, but I think it was worth the extra to get a reasonable quality stove.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 5)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.9)