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Review of Dunsley Yorkshire stove

Yorkshire stove

Carl Walker 3 years ago

Ours is 9 years old now and still going strong. Can be a fiddle to get going strongly but once you find your method stick with it, all vents open and door slightly open a must.

Never had a complaint from a neighbour about smells or smoke which I was worried about. Cleanburn is good whilst vents are fully open but as you reduce air you can get a build up if there is any moisture in your fuel. Also don't use too much newspaper for the same reason. Not the cheapest but built to last and it paid for itself within 3 yrs according to my gas bills.

any faults?

I broke the clear front but it was my fault, £50 to replace

Inside rivet on the door works its way up and always seems to pop out when its burning for some reason which can be a challenge to put back in hot :)

metal baffle at the top is warping but no issues in use

fire brick at the back is starting to wear at the bottom

I need to replace the rope seal when I get round to it

a little tip, if your rope comes away and you don't have any glue use a thick flour and water paste and it will bake it rock hard, lasts about 6 months

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 4 flames (avg 4.9)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Handle operation 3 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)