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Review of Earlswood stove

Generally Very Pleased

Dave Goldthorpe 6 years ago

Our first experience with a stove was Clearview in a rented property which had a brilliant airwash system and the glass stayed clean at all times. It was too big for our new house and we liked the look of the Earlswood more. It is great - neat with a good size strong ashpan. The major gripe and it has become a pain is the fact that the glass gets really badly stained. It seems as though the instructions are at odds with the advice here. You are saying closing the primary air vent will lead to staining. Memo to manufacturer CHANGE THE INSTRUCTIONS!!

Really good heat output, stinks like heck when first used, but they all do.

Stove expert replied: The air wash control should be left open as this keeps the glass clean. If you are burning damp wood then the glass will blacken up. It can take a while to get used to a new stove and where the controls work best.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 0.5 flames (avg 3.1)
Controllability 2.5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 1.5 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4)