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Review of Dru 78 stove

The Beast.

Glenn Grew 9 years ago

This stove is awesome weighing in at 235kg, i've owned a few stoves over the years and this one is the daddy, up to 13kw output it will heat a huge space it is in my opinion the best value for money stove on the market, easy to light and keep in overnight, with smokeless fuel it can be kept in for 18hrs+. \n\nFor such a big stove it consumes a modest amount of fuel, i have another make of stove which is smaller and that eats up twice as much fuel.\n\nThe quality of the castings on this stove are top notch, side loading door is a a great touch,riddling grate and you can "poke" the fire without opening the door there are two slots in the front with flaps that close; brilliant. \n\nThis is a well designed stove which you can light at the onset of winter and keep stoking until the spring. \n\nThe next best thing to a blast furnace.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 4.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)