Review of Firefox 5 Cleanburn stove

Good little stove

Neil Down 6 years ago

We have one of these which was already fitted to the house when we moved in.

Burns well but the secondary air control doesn't really do anything. Ok when burning coal but wood really needs the secondary air so shutting down the primary makes the fire go out.

Stove expert replied: The top air control will have some adjustment but will not close completely as the air is needed to comply to the smoke control regulations. Try only adjusting the bottom control slightly at a time until you get a steady flame picture.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.4)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 2 flames (avg 3.3)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 2.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.8)