Firefox 8 stove, page 4 of reviews

Overall Rating:

4 flames

based on 57 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Firefox 8 stove

The Firefox 8 is an 8.9kW cast iron stove which can burn wood or coal.

Technical Data
  • Height: 607mm
  • Width: 566mm
  • Depth: 363mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8kW
  • Efficiency: 77%

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

Page 4/6 of reviews for Firefox 8 stove

  • Firefox 8

    Shanette 7 years ago

    We installed a Firefox 8 last year and we are very very pleased with it. It is very competitively priced for a large kw log burner and it works really well. We are able to keep it in at night... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Woodburner?

    Mike Quinn 7 years ago

    The stove was purchased along with the "Woodburning Kit" which I fitted before installing the stove. It all fitted together well and seems to be reasonably well made. The kit consists of 3 hollow... []

    Stove expert replied: Modifying a stove invalidates the warranty so not recommended. Seems the modicfication in this case has improved things though.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Wood Burning Kit

    Mike Dormer 7 years ago

    We've had this stove for about 3 years and it works fine. As we burn wood all the time I've decided to buy a wood burning kit. Are there any fitting issues? Can I simply burn logs directly... []

    Stove expert replied: I am sure there will instructions. The liners will still be required to protect the stove body. Go back to the supplier for more assistance.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames


    Jenny 7 years ago

    In August last year I had been having a bad time at work and came home one day and attacked the 70's monstrosity in our dining room with a sledge hammer! We had been talking about getting a... []

    Stove expert replied: As the house is over 120yrs a liner would be recommended and should improve the problem when first lighting of smoke soming back into the room. Smokeless fuels seem popular for overnight burning but is not seen as an efficient use of fuel as this customer states but is down to individual choice.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • fabulous firefox

    Dennis 7 years ago

    Have had this Firefox 8 since March 2009 and am delighted with it, the house is warm and cosy and have managed last 3 winters without having to use the central heating, 3 bed semi type house... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • lack of heat

    Thomas George 7 years ago

    It was fitted with a new 6 inch flue but I am very disapointed as it just does not give any heat. I have spoken to the suppliers who advised fitting a flue damper but this has had no effect... []

    Stove expert replied: Did the flue liner get insulated when installed? Has the damper made any difference? What fuel are you bruning?

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Very pleased with this stove

    Matt Poulter 7 years ago

    Everyone advised us to get a 5kw stove as an 8 would be too hot. As the plan is to get the stove up to temp and open the doors and heat as much of the house as possible, we ignored everybody... []

    Stove expert replied: Good feedback and sound advice.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Reply to: Tweaks/Tweaks?

    Craig 7 years ago

    In reply to Scott, I think what Adrian is recommending is to remove the whole thing: grate assembly and ash pan. The logs can then burn directly on the bottom of the stove. Not sure how well... []

    Stove expert replied: Any modifications invalidate the warranty, beware.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Firefox 8

    Delia Casey 7 years ago

    Having paid a lot of money for a professional Hetas approved installation my fire is still not right. I have had two visits from Hetas themselves as the first visit it was found the installation... []

    Stove expert replied: The fire bricks can crack which should not cause any problem providing it is protecting the metal of the stove. A stove thermometer is always a good idea to check that the user is burning at the optimum temperature.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Firefox8

    Dave Carmichael 7 years ago

    Just wanted the stove to burn logs so bought the "wood burning kit" removed the multi fuel gear, fitted the kit as per the instructions. Now burn on 1inch thick (at least) bed of ash.....perfect... []

    Stove expert replied: Designated wood burners or trays do make a huge difference if this is the preferred choice of fuel. Nice review.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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