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Review of Dunsley Highlander 5 stove

great stove even better after service

Alex Allcock 3 years ago

Got my stove at a great price second hand but did need quite a lot of refurbishment.

All I can say though is the stove has been great, kicks out the heat. I do still have a bit of trouble getting it to slumber for any length of time, perhaps its not ideal for this, and the glass does often get a little smoked up.

But I think that is common with most 5 kw stoves.

The riddle grate on the stove is probably one of the best on the market, robust and covers the whole bottom of the stove , better than say the tiny one of the Stockton stovax 5. The ash tray is deep too, good for smokeless coal.

You can tell its a well designed and a super value for money stove, from how the thick cast iron door closes smoothly and flush.

The controls are also good, but I do find I am often messing with the stove every hour to either turn one up and down, its not like I can just leave it there by itself.

The one thing that impressed me the most however was Dunsley Heats after care service.

As iIneeded to get replacement fire bricks, rope and glass they really went out of their way to help. They even gave me some parts for free as I went in person and they gave me great advice.

In today''s world they really stand out as a company that actually helps their customers and are proud of their stoves.

Stove expert replied: High praise for the Dunsley Company and their product.

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 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 5 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)