Dowling Sumo stove
The Dowling Sumo stove is available in a lot of different options.
I have taken the measurements from the smaller 5kw output model but you can get much bigger output models -
also available with back boilers.
The appearance is sturdy and functional with plain lines..
Most Recent Review
The Sumo/thermal store combo was a leap of faith, but is proving to be a great system, and cost effective. We have a simple on/off gas boiler to top up the store when we're not burning, and... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Great review, sounds fantastic!
Most Popular Review
I'm the guy that wrote the first reveiw on the Sumo stove earlier thsi year. And I now read it back, I don't think I was fair. I am here again, not to look at stoves but, to of all things,... [ read more ]
More reviews for Dowling Sumo stove
I had a 16kw boiler stove installed three years ago. I cannot fault it. An original, ingenious, robust design. Easy to light & an efficient & enduring burn. Radiators heat up very quickly &... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: It is not advisable to leave ash to build up in an ashpan as it can lead to shortening of the grate system otherwise a great review.
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... [ read more ]
The stove is easy to use, efficient in fuel use and surprisingly flexible. It can be extremely clean burning. It has consumed about nine tonnes of softwood, a tonne of hardwood, five tonnes... [ read more ]
I think the main thing about Dowling Stoves is that it is properly made from welded sheet steel.... basically after testing many different fuels, I found pure anthracite the best... this is... [ read more ]
My first Dowling stove was a Sumo 8kw. I had an open plan kitchen dining room lounge and I found the stove great so simple and solid, no fire bricks no silly little windows of glass,easy to... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Seems this range certainly meets this customers requirements. Good review.
was already installed in house when i bought the place, and is now approximately 7 years old-had previous experience with much wenlock and morso squirrel, so getting a stove with no firebricks... [ read more ]
as per the last review, we have this stove linked to a dunsley neutralizer. you do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand how it all works, the only difficult /expensive part is the... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: This stove user may not have a heat leak device in their installation. A heat leak device gives you a way of getting rid of excess heat in the case of a power cut or pump failure. Often you have a dedicated heat leak radiator, or you may have a coil in the boiler which is flushed through with mains cold water in the event of overheating (although this option is not available for this particular stove). Always get a boiler stove system designed and installed by an expert.
A real 'Mutha' of a thing. It takes a 25Kg & a 10Kg bag smokless (botha t once) easy. But I buy 10kg bags and just throw 'em in. When we had the jan 2009 cold snap (minus 8) it did 50Kg a day... [ read more ]