Firefox 8 Classic stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 4 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Firefox 8 Classic stove

The Firefox Classic models are a little bit different to the normal Firefox models.

The dimensions vary a little -

they have a single glass on the door with view of the fire.

Technical Data
  • Height: 570mm
  • Width: 583mm
  • Depth: 375mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8.4kW
  • Efficiency: 77%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 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 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Great Burner But.....

    Matthew Lobb 6 years ago

    We have had our Classic 8 burner in use daily for the past two months, it''s very easy to light and give out a decent amount of heat in our family room. We have recently had a problem with
    our Carbon Monoxide alarm going off while asleep, we have found that opening the top air wash up prevents this happening. A smoke test was performed and found smoke would come out from just above the door where it appears a gap existes. We have tried contacting our installer, sadly he seems to be uncontactable leaving us stuck! Over all the burner is great and offers very good value for money, just a nightmare not being able to use it right now!!

    Stove expert replied: Keeping the air controls closed for overnight burning can mean that the gases stay in the firebox longer than is recommended and they can build up, (as the temperature drops outside), causing the gases to leak into the room setting off the carbon monoxide alarm. Have you an airbrick in the room? If there is limited free air this can affect the way the stove is performing and as properties are becoming more insulated is a very important thing to get right. If the stove works well other than at night this is something that can be added easily to solve this problem.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

  • Firefox 8 Classic

    S Gregory

    Well built cast-iron stove. Easily assembled from enclosed instructions. With the addition of the fire bricks, the firebox becomes very small and will only suit logs laid across the stove
    unless they are very short. Because of the limited size, we find it necessary to top up the fire box at frequent intervals, even when burning low. It is NOT a relaxing heat source!With an additional 75-100mm depth, this stove would be a superb item.We use a half-shovel of coal after the initial lighting and then shut the stove down to halfway. It will then burn for a couple of hours without attention.Heat output is very good but not 8 kw even with perfectly dry hardwood. I would say that the maximum we have managed is 4 - 5 kw. We have a 30ft x 15ft living room and should probably have gone for something bigger but, in a general way, the Firefox 8 fulfils our needs.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

More reviews for Firefox 8 Classic stove

  • Firefox 8 Twin Door

    Lyndon 11 years ago

    Fitted the Firefox 8 TD with wood burning kit in August 2012 into an 1850's stone cottage in Central Scotland. It as been used daily since installation and we have not been disappointed. With
    this being our first stove it took a short time to learn to control it but we have now mastered this and it really does throw out some heat. The glass does soot up but mainly when turned down low, once burning at normal temp with a steady flame it burns off quite quickly.We have it fitted in the lounge approx 4m x 5m and it heats the rest of the house and turns the central heating off, this is with the aid of a fan sitting on the top of the stove which helps with circulating the heat.With this being our first stove I really can't compare against others but having used the Firefox for 7 months I would highly recommend it.We did have a small issue with the door being slightly miss aligned but found that swapping the door hinge pins around solved this quickly. Overall an excellent stove for the price
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • very disappointed!!

    Carmel 11 years ago

    Got a Firefox 8 Classic stove fitted in early December 2012. I use smokeless coal and the heat does not circulate the room at all. You would have to sit very close to the stove to get any heat
    with the door open only as if the door is closed it does not generate any heat at all.

    Stove expert replied: Get the installation checked as this has a good heat output so your comments are surprising.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames