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Review of Dru 44 stove

Excellent Stove for our needs

Steve Dibble 7 years ago

We installed the Dru 44 three weeks ago with a proper stainless steel 316 flue liner and already love it. We had to open up the fireplace to install it and while we were happy with the previous antique cast iron open fire it often didn't get lit until late November due to the hassle and ash dust covering the room. The Dru 44 is now keenly cleared out and lit every evening in late September and we are presently only burning good dry hardwood logs, we may burn anthracite when the weather gets very cold but already it is showing it's potential to heat all of the downstairs rooms, with logs only. This obviously means less gas consumption for radiators and we may well keep it it going 24 hours in the winter months.

It is very easy to light and the air controls are very sensitive and effective. For a small stove we find it to be very efficient, clean and easy to use - I could hug it if it wasn't so hot!! We like it that much. It looks great too, we were worried that nothing would look as good as the old open fire and were mistaken. Highly recommended.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.2)