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Review of Dunsley Highlander 5 stove

Dunsley Highlander 5 Environburn - amazing!

Joanna Nunn 4 years ago

This stove has proved why it has such good reviews - it's so economical and you can burn it at the rate you want - ticking over or roaring. It's so quiet and efficient - you wonder if it's on!

With both controls closed it still outputs good heat. However, you do need to read the instruction book to get the best out of lighting and controlling the burn.

We chose the Environburn Model with the Solo door and higher legs - it's great looking and sleek.

It has a clear ceramic door and you must not clean this with water or it will get a crackled glaze look. Leave the airwash slightly open to clean the door - the black soot will clear to view flames.

The handle does get hot but it is easy to open and close.

The firebox is big enough for three good sized logs, which will burn for two or three hours.

Use dry kindling wood to start it as it can smoke with wet or green wood.

It's easy to clean and remove the ashes.

We had it installed by a local fitter who took the hassle out of getting the stove and installing it - and provided a beautiful granite hearth - all at a competitive price. The installation was trickier than expected and there were a couple of hiccups but the installer sorted it out quickly. We were impressed with the follow up service and response.

All in all - a great start to the winter - exceeding our expectations.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.6)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)