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Review of Firefox 5 Classic stove

Firefox Defra 5 and 8 -smoke escaping through airwash

Vanda Poles 7 years ago

Same problem as detailed in your most recent reviews I have smoke spilling through the airwash when lighting the fire....this is not a problem once the heat has built up and the fire is fully ignited. Unlike the previous review I have top flues on both models. I wondered if the front bar is not correctly positioned?

Stove expert replied: Are the flue systems lined as this would help to keep the gases warm? Is there an air brick in the room?

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 2.5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 3.5 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 2.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 2.5 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 2.5 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3.5 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames (avg 4.1)