Review of Fireline FP5 stove

Not very good

Sue Radford 4 years ago

Had this stove installed in March 2019 and compared to our previous Clearview stoves, this one is very disappointing. Reasonably easy to light but keeping it lit is a whole different ball game. We've tried all sorts of ways but other than keeping an eye on it all the time, nothing works. Our Clearview we could keep going overnight. This one we're lucky if it manages to stay alight for an evening! Glass discolours every time. All in all I wouldn't recommend this stove at all.

Stove expert replied: If the glass is discolouring you may not be keeping the airwash open enough. You should be able to control the rate of burn by gently moving the controls until a steady rate of burn is achieved. A stove thermometer is recommended to insure that the stove operates within the given temperatures. Stoves do vary greatly so it is worth spending time to get to know a new one and how it operates effectively.

Overall rating:

1.5 flames

Build Quality 2 flames (avg 3.7)
Quality of finish 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.8)
Ease of lighting 2 flames (avg 4)
Firebox size 2 flames (avg 3.8)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 3.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.4)