Review of Earlswood stove

ACR Earlswood

Mike Heal 9 years ago

Installed the above on recommendations of a plumber friend. It is perfect as a secondary heat source and makes our lounge toasty and warm. It is best with dry wood and will blacken the glass if the wood is even slightly damp. We find that a quick rub with a wet cloth and cream cleaner soon cures it and cleans up the glass. Ash pan capacity not big enough IMHO, needs more ashing out if wood has thick bark so I generally try chopping the bark off. 9/10 for me [apart from chopping logs/ashing out/drying logs/sawing logs/stacking logs and all that faffing about] otherwise most pleasing to sit in lounge and just chill [pun intended]

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Value for money 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.1)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 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)