Review of Dowling Sumo stove

Our second Dowling stove

7 years ago

We've had a "Firebug" for many years and it is excellent - not least the zero maintenance. Now got Sumo in another part of the building and that too is brilliant. It looks a bit of a monster compared to some of the slick modern alternatives but that's OK by me.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.1)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.2)