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Review of Firefox 5 Classic stove

Great little burner for the money

Steve Fletcher 7 years ago

I've had the burner now for 5 months. It cost £330 and for the money it is an excellent little burner. I did look at the little Wenlock and Consort 4 but this was significantly cheaper with good efficiency. The stove looks nice and modern, is easy to operate. I have followed the instructions which state that you shouldn't start the burner with a raging fire but light 5 smaller fires to prevent damage to the top plate. I also have a stove thermometer which is a MUST.

I installed the burner to an 8inch clay flue so was worried I'd lose a lot of the heat but this has not been a problem. I easily get the burner burning nice and hot.

For the money it really is a must.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.1)