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Review of Firebelly FB stove

Un-controlable looker

Eric Shepherd 7 years ago

Although it's a great looker the Firebelly is an uncontrollable heat blaster. Installed 4 yrs ago and very happy with the contemporary looks of the stove, the large firebox-sized door gives a great view of the fire. However, the top and bottom vents have a very limited effect upon airflow, consequently we tend to limit the heat output by controlling the amount of logs we put on it - not entirely satisfactory. All that said, because we only use it as a visual adjunct to heating, I can't say that I would never buy one again because I do really like the look of them.\n\n

Stove expert replied: Check the fuel to insure that it is good quality to help with overall performance.

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of lighting 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 3.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.8)