Review of Earlswood stove

Nice looking stove

S Field 10 years ago

Have just installed the ACR earlswood stove and it looks lovely. However the glass gets very dirty, and the fire is either burning fiercely if air vents open, or with primary closed and top vent 50% closed the fire almost goes out. Our wood has been dried for nearly 3 years, so can't be that, so what are we doing wrong?

Also can anyone tell us what the rotating part of the grate is for?

Stove expert replied: This will de-ash the stove so that the ash falls into the ashpan. Leave the top lever open fully to keep the glass clean and use the bottom lever to alter the rate of burn.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4.5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4.5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 1.5 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4.5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 1.5 flames (avg 3.1)
Controllability 1.5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 3.5 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames (avg 4)