Review of Dunsley Yorkshire stove

Great stove, struggle to get it to burn overnight

Dave Browning 6 years ago

We have had this stove for over 2 years now and it's a real workhorse in our house. The back boiler is plumbed into our heating system that includes GSHP and solar thermal and heat store. I would estimate that half or more of our heat and hot water in our house comes from the stove and it goes hard most days during the winter. It is a good stove and will last. It is efficient and can be run hard.

I do have problems getting it to run overnight, even if I shut down all the vents to the lowest setting at 10pm and fill it up with hardwood it is normally dead by the morning (7 - 8am), any suggestions here would be appreciated.

The firebox might be a wee bit bigger too as I would like to be able to cut logs to a larger size but I guess this would make it a larger stove in both physical size and heat output.

It can be a bit slower to get going than another stove that we have but I think this is just the way that the air is drawn out the back down the bottom causes this.

Overall though we are very happy with it and as I said it's not just a feature in our house, it's a workhorse that earns it's keep.

Stove expert replied: Over night burn for woodburning stoves can be difficult and is not recommended due to the deposits that are created on a slow burn setting which woukd need to be used, if it is a multifuel stove then try using smokeless fuels for over-night and then wood for the day time.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Ease of lighting 3.5 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 3.5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 3.5 flames (avg 4.6)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.8)