Review of Esse Montrose stove


5 years ago

We have had this stove for around 16 years, the heat is great and was very happy with it, however I am now unable to light it as whenever I do the smoke fills the room. I have tried different fuels, smokeless etc, but it still happens. It is situated in an open chimney which I have had swept, very thoroughly, he took out all the components and cleaned inside the stove, but it hasn''t improved.

When it worked it was great, can anyone enlighten me?

Stove expert replied: As this is a recent change please check that the internal parts are back in correctly and nothing is wrong with them (distorted baffle perhaps!). If nothing obvious here, check that no trees have grown that could be changing the way the smoke leaves the flue system (altering the wind direction), Have you added double glazing or cavity wall insulation to the property that could be affecting the free air that is in the room where the stove is sited, if so you may need an air vent to correct this..

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 4.5)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.7)