Firebelly Razen Cookstove CS-1

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Firebelly Razen Cookstove CS-1

The Razen CS-1 Cookstove has been designed to fit in with standard kitchen units. The hotplate size is 800 x 500. The firebox of the CS-1 is able to take logs of up to 490mm in length.

Technical Data
  • Height: 897mm
  • Width: 897mm
  • Depth: 597mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Efficiency: 75.2%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Great stove

    Kathy Bushell 10 years ago

    It was a long wait to get but has been worth it as it is so much easier, faster and fuel efficient to cook on than my old Stanley range. The oven gets really hot in 20 minutes and uses up far
    less wood than a range with a back boiler. Might be more tricky to bake at a low temperature but I probably just need to practice with different types of logs. When lighting it is important not to fully close the door for quite a long time (5 minutes) or else it goes out again. Really heats the room up too and I love seeing the flames which is unusual with cooking stoves. Standing it on legs makes the room look more spacious and gives a bit of storage space for logs if you are careful not to let them touch the firebox. The look is very modern but it looks great in my old farmhouse too. I have found orange oil is great for cleaning the hob to get it grease free. When the door catch broke shortly after buying it I worried I might not hear back from them, but in fact the after sales service has been brilliant. The stove builder and designer came out straight away to fix it for free. One note of caution; the sides bulge out slightly when it is running hot sometimes which was a little disconcerting the first time it happened. It really doesn't matter though because they shrink back when it cools down again. To anyone wondering whether to go for a stove that does everything, ie heating and cooking and hot water, or whether to get 2 stoves, I would recommend getting 2. Each stove is running far more efficiently than when we just had one. For a really simple effective cookstove that is easy to maintain and that also heats a fair sized room I heartily recommend this stove. British and beautiful quality.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Just try and buy one

    Polly 11 years ago

    I ordered mine in May. It it is now August and they haven't run out of excuses for non delivery yet. The ones I've seen look great and work fine, They just are not making them anymore.

    Stove expert replied: A sorry tale and a very patient customer, perhaps an argument for ordering from a retailer who has them in stock as standard?

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames