Dru 78 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Dru 78 stove
The Dru 78 is available as a wood or multi fuel model.

It has 1 plain glass door and also a side loading door.

The multi fuel option is available with a coal funnel which means you can leave the stove to load the coal for a longer time guided by a thermostat.

This cast iron stove has primary, secondary and tertiary air control.



Technical Data
  • Height: 790mm
  • Width: 765mm
  • Depth: 590mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Woodburning
  • Nominal Heat Output: 11kW
  • Efficiency: 75%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 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

  • Awful stove and diabolical customer service from DRU - do not buy!

    Mr D G 7 months ago

    Purchased a DRU78MF which in my opinion is not fit for purpose, poorly designed and massively inefficient. More importantly I do not consider it safe to use. There are "riddling"slots at the... []

    Stove expert replied: It would appear that you are burning only wood and therefore the CB version is the correct stove for this purpose. The MF option would require an under draught to allow for the solid fuel to burn correctly and would not provide you with the best control that burning only wood requires (this being an over draught). The original stove would therefore have been operating as expected. It is good to hear that the dealer has changed the stove for you and that this CB version has resolved the issue that you had experienced when using only wood, perhaps the incorrect version of the Dru 78 stove was purchased initially.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

Most Popular Review

  • The Beast.

    Anon 10 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... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Dru 78 stove

  • DRU 78 so very poor

    Tony Pateman 3 years ago

    Unless the side door is kept ajar there is simply insufficient draft to make the wood burn fiercely and this is not the fault of the flue as the Invicta that your machine replaced burned perfectly... []

    Stove expert replied: As an experienced stove user your comments are of great interest. The thermostat removal on the Dru stove is a recent change so the brochures may not have been updated to reflect this. This is a large stove and will require a decent amount of free air for combustion, is there an air brick in the room? Different stoves have different requirements and it may be that the Dru requires more free air than the Invicta. Having other stoves in the property will also affect the way a stove performs, they can be in opposite ends of a property but one flue can and often affects the other and can lead to one stove being starved of free air whilst the other continues to work well. I would suggest further investigation into the installation of this stove as they are normally very reliable and work well producing large amounts of heat.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Dru 78

    John Smith 5 years ago

    A sensational heater, no doubt. probably the heaviest you can get which means it';s meat to burn non-stop with no risk of buckled plates unlike maybe cheaper versions. It seems very efficient and doesn't use much wood. You can also cook on the flat top if desired I never need to use firelighters and it kindles very quickly. The heat output is tremendous and its wonderful to sit in front of the stove and watch the dancing flames; how great is that. ... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Dru 78 Multi Fuel Stove

    Geoffrey Isaac 7 years ago

    We bought this stove to replace a Stovax insert fire, we removed because we increased the living space of our room and the Stovax wasn't efficient enough. The Dru answered our prayers as the... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Great stove

    Richard 8 years ago

    I got one of these for my lounge as I wanted a big flat top cast iron stove to fill a large inglenook fireplace.Similar size stoves were around the same price or more expensive.It was good value... []

    Stove expert replied: Nice review, the stove appears to be working well and good value for money!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • dru 78

    Ursula Falconer 9 years ago

    It is strongly built but oddly tacky.....the door wiggled when opens and shuts..too big a span for door.all the vent handles fell off in first few weeks ....but were replaced by Dru.It is ugly... []

    Stove expert replied: perhaps this stove owner had a particularly bad example of this stove as I have used it myself and, for example, it has a very large firebox indeed, seemed a very good finish to me, etc. Perhaps worth going back to the installer or supplier to sort the door wiggle out as well as the one I used had no wiggle.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Dru 78

    Veronica Slevin 10 years ago

    This stove is super. We had an oil stove originally fitted in our 2600square feet and our house is all oil. This summer 2010, we decided to fit a dru 78 into our open plan kitchen, dining... []

    Stove expert replied: Big stove, high output and good additions to save on alternative fuels.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Great stove

    Simon Burnell

    Dru - This is a great stove. I bought it to replace an aging Vermont Vigilant and I can't believe how superior this stove is. The build quality is superb and all the doors etc are beautifully... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames