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Review of Dru 64cb stove

Love the stove but .....

4 years ago

We ordered and installed the Dru64 MF last august and it has been amazing. It has kept the whole house warm, is easy to light and has stayed in all day whilst out to work. When I came home, I opened the air vent and away she went. Now for the sad thing, it came to the end of the burning season and needed to sweep the flue and spring clean the stove. I opened the main door and it literally came away from its hinges, luckily I caught it otherwise it would be a new hearth. I spoke to my supplier who in turn spoke to Dru and apparently wood ash can get between the hinges and cause the hinges to fail. We are still waiting for the replacement hinges! We emptied the ash box everyday so we are at a loss as to why this has happened

Stove expert replied: Even though you empty the ash pan regularly it is important to remove ash build up from ledges, and areas where it can collect etc so that the stove is maintained in the best possible condition. What has happened is a shame but I am pleased that Dru are sending replacements to rectify this.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 1 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 2 flames (avg 4.1)