Review of Firefox 5 Classic stove

Classic or Clean Burn?

Nigel Pickering 8 years ago

I've had a Firefox 5 for nearly 4 years and it has served me very well indeed. My only criticism would be that if I follow the manufacturers instructions to allow secondary burning the fire slowly dwindles. For my fire to run well the primary air has to be half open and the secondary lever has to be fully open. This maintains a flue temp of around 400c. Does the Clean Burn model have super heated air introduced at the top of the burning chamber and perhaps be more efficient for secondary combustion? If so does it make it worthwhile to replace my existing stove with the CB model?

Stove expert replied: The airwash model in the CB version will have been modified so that it is always partially open this allows for the flue gases to be diluted continuously.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3 flames (avg 3.1)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.4)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.1)