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Dru 64cb stove

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Dru 64cb stove
The Dru 64 is available as a wood or multi fuel model stove.

It is made of cast iron and has primary, secondary and tertiary air control.

The multifuel model has an option of a coal funnel which feeds the coal into the stove at intervals guided by a thermostat.

 

Technical Data
  • Height: 750mm
  • Width: 650mm
  • Depth: 565mm

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Great workhorse

    Paul Lewis 8 months ago

    I've had my Dru 64 multi fuel stove for 10yrs, it's a brilliant work horse and still looks like new. (Despite heavy use by us) After it's been lit for 2-3 hrs, the room is beautifully warm and
    this filters to the hallway and other rooms. When visitors walk into the room having been outside it certainly has a wow factor for them. Adding coal for keeping the fire in overnight is easy, this stove has certainly lived up to the review of Dru stoves originally given by this website, so thank you.

    Stove expert replied: Great comments for the Dru stove, if you are adding coal (smokeless fuel) to this stove then it is likely to be the multifuel option and not the CB version.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • A stylish workhorse of a stove

    Morgan Peters 10 years ago

    We bought and installed the woodburning version just in time for the recent snowy spell. After several weeks of near constant use, we can't praise it enough. The build quality is excellent and
    fills us with a pleasant pride every time we load or top it up. The ash pan and handles are both solid which is not true for stoves I've used in the past. While not overly ornate it does have a real rugged and stylish presence in the room - especially when really cranking!Good points- The side opening door is and excellent feature! We have small children which means the stove is surrounded by a guard. This makes it annoying to top it up through the front door (without having to remove the guard). The side opening totally overcomes this issue.- It effortlessly handles being loaded up and burning hard and for a long time- The air vents allow a very high degree of easy control. - It has a very large front window with an effective airwash- The front try can be opened slightly to really bellow air into the bottom of the firebox if you have let it die down, or have a slightly damp log to contend withNot so good points- very picky one but the curved top of the firebox does seem slightly too low at the back for the width. Larger logs aren't always easy to get in.All in all one of the best stoves I've had the pleasure of using!

    Stove expert replied: Stylish stoves, reasonably priced with good results. The side door great for many situations. No logs larger than a 100mm diameter recommended on stoves to ensure that a good rate of combustion occurs.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Dru 64cb stove

  • Love the stove but .....

    5 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

  • Dru 64 woodburner

    David 8 years ago

    This stove is a cracker I agree with all the positive comments. I have had it for 2 winters now It's a very efficient burning machine and I love it. I cooked on top of it the other night during a power cut. Slight niggle the inside of the fire box is not as big as you think, the baffle plates in the back limit a good overnight stacking. Also ash will get between the front gate and the door so you have to be ready with the brush and dust pan when you open it. This only happens after a big fill of logs when one gets close to the front of the stove Very minor points I would get another one in a heart beat probably the bigger one
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • What a good Woodburner

    Bob Patrick 8 years ago

    Have this Dru 64 in the woodburner version, not multifual model, and all I can say is......What a great wood burner, so well made and easy to use. Talk about heavy to instal, but that is what you are paying for. I found it very easy to light right from the very first time of using it, and the heat from the logs, well, lets say it burns very, very well, and so easy to control. Top marks

    Stove expert replied: Great review.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Dru 64MF

    Harry 10 years ago

    We have had the Dru 64mf installed begin 2011 and having a small Stovax for a few years I thought that Stovax was the best.The Dru I find is easier to light and allows for much better control
    . The Dru has no fire bricks but is using cast iron only which gives it the impression of being of excellent build quality and seem to retain heat longer. The ash pan fits so perfect under the fire box that hardly any ash falls outside the pan. The separate door for the ash pan is a great feature too. The side door I don't use as the position of the stove in its alcove. I can see that in a more open location it would be useful . Log of 50 cm are quoted to fit this stove but, I think that’s a little too large. They fit but, only just.I love the thermostat and although a little crude it makes it easy to leave the room for longer times without having to check on the fire for longer periods.It takes a little while to get used to its characteristics but when you do it is very easy to leave it to burn overnight. Weak feature in my opinion is the door handle. I personally would like to see a non-removable handle with a separate tool to open it like on the Stovax Stockton series. For the price of this stove I also find the tools, except for the ash tray handle, that come with it very flimsy and no reflection of the true quality of the Dru.Would I recommend a Dru……? Yes and having a large old house with all the flues still intact Dru will be the only one I will ever buy for my house.

    Stove expert replied: Dru is known for good build quality. Many manufacturers tools have become more flimsy as they capitalize on foundries increased costs. Some customers love the feature of a removable handle to ensure the safety of children but it doesn't suit everyone. Cast stoves are known to take longer to heat up but will retain the heat when the firebox is low of fuel, great for overnight longevity of heat. Good review, thanks.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • superb

    Christopher 10 years ago

    I spent ages looking at different stoves. Really ages.I wanted a stove that was capable of heating my 30x16' living room and 15x9' kitchen adjacent, that was really well made, would last for
    years, had clean contemporary lines yet not be boxy or like a tv set. I'm really delighted with it, having had it now for 5 weeks, using it every single day.It is fantastically easy to light. I scrumple up 3 sheets of newspaper, some kindling, a couple of large lumps of wood, and a big old log, light the paper, and shut the door. The whole lot is blazing within a minute or two.I have found that a mixture of wood and homefire ovals makes for a really good combination. The ovals burn for a long time, and the wood produces the flames. Together they can make a spectacular blaze, really hot, and heat the place very quickly.The controls really work well. You can damp it right down, for overnight burning. In the morning, the ash contains glowing coals and wood ash. A few sheets of newspaper, or even some kindling and a new log on top, shut the door and again its burning again.The ovals produce more ash so the pan needs to be emptied daily. When just wood, only once a week or so as combustion is near complete.If you want to get the fire roaring really quickly and hot, leave the lower ash pan door open for a while.This stove has a side-opening door too, which is perfect for long logs when the fire is roaring. The brushed stainless steel door handle is removable and it works well, as it is always cool and you don't have to mess around with gloves or warn friends that the handle is hot, but you do sort of have to get used to the best way to orientate it - if I was designing the stove, I would make the handle easier to fit into the hole. The finish is very nice as standard. The viewing window is really lovely, it's huge, with nicely rounded bow at the top which isn't twee or traditional but simple and perfect to look at. The firebox takes really big logs up to 18" long.The instructions say that the fire does best to blaze to heat the room up, and then leave it for a while, and then blaze it again, if it isn't too cold outside. I think this is probably correct, rather than leaving it on a slow burn all day long. If you have quite a large firebox, as this is, then having it full and blazing really heats up the sides, whereas a smaller fire in the middle of the firebox doesn't get the cast iron hot enough and I wonder if much of the heat produced in a very small fire in a small firebox may go just up the chimney. It's a joy to see the stove really blaze anyway.The control for the air flow entering at the base of the fire is very effective, but I have a one criticism, which is that at some low settings, it creates a situation where the dampening of the baffle plate begins to oscillate as just enough air is drawn in, and this can make a funny sound. It's easy enough to tweak it however to lose this.Would I buy this stove again? Absolutely. I considered the Clearview Vision 500, for almost the same money, but it is a smaller stove (8kW instead of 9-11kW as this is), of steel rather than fully solid cast iron, and I prefer the DRU's design. Visually it is larger too, better suited to a big room. The airwash really works very well. If it does go black, eg when burning very very slowly, or wood falls against the glass, then I have only ever needed to wipe it with a damp cloth to get it completely clear again.So I'm very happy and would recommend to anyone else.

    Stove expert replied: It is worth emptying the ash daily to ensure that it doesn't build up and touch the underneath of the grate system as this will lead to a shortening of their life. Short periods of fast burn should be undertaken for 15 - 20mins twice a day if the stove is slumbering for the rest of the time. Never leave the bottom door open for more than 20 mins as this will overheat the appliance.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Poor product poor manufacturer

    Mr T Dawson

    Having waited weeks to receive my cream DRU 64 it arrived damaged, the enamel was coming off in 2 places, had it been touched more enamel would have just fallen off. A replacement stove was ordered this time in black, this arrived and had obviously been repaired and resprayed. It appears the manufacturer is trying to pass off poor graded stoves as new. I have requested a full refund and will not be buying a DRU product. A very poor experience. Buyers beware.
    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • DRU apology

    Tim Dawson

    Update since posting the "Poor product poor manufacturer" DRU have been in contact and apologised for the breakdown in quality control and promised an enquiry into what went wrong. They have supplied a perfectly finished stove and I have to say we are very happy with it. It is a shame it wasn't a smooth transaction but all in all I am impressed with the build quality and overall performance.

    Stove expert replied: Great to hear that your issues have been resolved satifactorily.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames