Firefox 5 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 75 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Firefox 5 stove
The Firefox 5 stove is a classic stove with a good view of the fire through the glass panel in the door.
Technical Data
  • Height: 560mm
  • Width: 412mm
  • Depth: 374mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.9kW
  • Efficiency: 78%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

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

Most Recent Review

  • question really???

    Rebecca Mckenzie 2 months ago

    is it normal for the back of the log burner on the inside to crack?

    Stove expert replied: If you are referring to the liners that protect the body of the stove then these can crack, providing they are staying in place and protecting the stoves body they can be used with no ill effect. If however, you are referring to the metal of the stove body cracking then this is not normal as the liners should prevent direct heat to this area.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review


    John Daily 11 years ago

    Good stove for the money, But if i was to buy again i would spend a wee bit more and buy a morso or woodwarm for more efficience and control features as my two friends have one of each and... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Firefox 5 stove (page 1 of 8)

  • Smoking burner

    Gina Kopsis one year ago

    Why why why does my Firefox log burner pump thick smoke into my room? I've done all the suggested tricks of lightning kindling well before adding the log so burner is heated, used coal, even... []

    Stove expert replied: As this is not a constant issue (it would appear from your text,) it could and is most likely due to the installation. If the stove is affected in windy conditions do you have an anti-down draught cowl on the flue? What height and diam. is the flue system? Is there adequate air in the room to allow combustion, is the flue top or rear and are there any bends in it? As this appears to be intermittent investigation on when it occurs should be carried out as thee is normally something that can be undertaken to eliminate this. A chimney fan perhaps! Has the chimney been swept recently, is the air way clear or is there debris restricting is?

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Disappointed

    Richatd Gibson 2 years ago

    Nice looking little stove. I did want a larger one but had to make do with this one for flue size. And was very happy. Blasts out some good heat. Looks pretty. But 1 year later I noticed when... []

    Stove expert replied: Castings rarely crack for no reason, it may be that you have inadvertently operated it on too high a temperature for a prolonged period. It is a shame though agreed.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Top damper and smell

    Giles Moston 2 years ago

    Hello thereI have just moved house and in the house there is a firefox 5 installed. It was fitted about 6 years ago and the house being empty for the last 2. I have lit the burner for the first... []

    Stove expert replied: Make sure that the chimney has been swept to ensure that the flue way is clear of any debris that may have fallen down the chimney. The stove should not cause any undue smells when hot after the paint curing process has taken place (normally a few firings after installation should complete this process). I am assuming that buy the top damper you are referring to the top air control. As this is a cleanburn model there will be a restrictor fitted that will prevent it from being able to shut completely, this maintains diluted flue gases to comply with the smoke controlled areas and makes this a Defra Approved model.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Problems 4 years later. Nothing but scrap now. :-(

    C Eyre 3 years ago

    On further investigation I found a large circle disk, which was the flue blanking plate from the back. The fixing lugs/prongs had snapped off the back casing & were attached to the plate along... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Love these stoves.But!

    Andrew McIntyre 3 years ago

    We have two of these stoves, the first one for about 5 years. today whilst I was poking the logs I''d just lit, there was a loud ''clank'', I didn''t know where it came from at first till my... []

    Stove expert replied: The hot plate that is used to blank off the flue outlet that is not being used, can come off over time, sometimes due to damp / moisture coming down the flue system, corrosion due to damp moist fuels being used and sometimes not having been installed correctly initially or where the fire cement has dried out that was used to hold it in place. Replacement parts are available but in this instance it appears you are able to overcome this.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Baffled by a problem with my classic 5

    Mike Boyle 3 years ago

    Can anyone helpHad my fire 2 years no issue or no problems then one day tried to open the door as the handle just kept going round and round so could not open it. Ordered a new complete handle... []

    Stove expert replied: This seems very strange, the locking mechanism should prevent it from turning round completely unless something has happened with the door opening. When tightly fitted the handle and lock should only turn enough to open the door. Sorry I do not have any specific advice to give regarding this problem.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames


    KATHARINE DONNELLY 3 years ago


    Stove expert replied: Has the bar become distorted which is preventing it locating in the stove? When you clean the stove out can you see any small pieces of fuel or distortion to the grate system which is preventing it from moving. Does the stove operate with a steady flame picture or is it burning vigorously? If it is burning hard the flue draw may be excessive and a damper or stabilizer may be required to gain better control. Smokeless fuels can be used on the stove but not household coal, if you have been burning coal then this may have caused some distortion to the internal parts that are giving the problems that are being described.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Firefox 5 Enamel

    Catherine C.senger@sussex.ac.uk 3 years ago

    We've bought a dark brown enamel version of the Firefox 5 about 3/4 years ago and it's still going strong. We use it quite a lot and at times had it on for days on end. Admittedly the enamel... []

    Stove expert replied: The wood conversion kit should be something that you can undertake, it will mean removing the grate system and slotting in a wood tray. Have you checked the seals as this can lead to the stove being less controllable and then lead to overheating and hence cracking of the stove casing.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Crack on top plate.

    Liam Rabbitte 4 years ago

    Does this stove have a five year warranty. I am in Ireland. It''s a great stove but not happy the top has a Crack I got stove on 2/9/14

    Stove expert replied: These stoves come with a 12 months warranty so is no longer covered by the warranty I'm afraid. I would not recommend continued use of this stove now.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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