Review of Franco Belge Camargue stove

Problem with back heatsheild

Robin Clark 7 years ago

We have the newer version of this stove that has a rear metal heat shield (part No 45 on the stove diagram 305114 - BACK HEATSHIELD). This has burnt through after about 3 to 4 years of use and it is proving very difficult to locate a replacement. Our local pub has the same stove and has also had to replace this plate (around £60 to replace). I'm a little worried about the long term reliability of the stove as it will no doubt become more and more difficult to buy a new plate every 3 years or so.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4.3)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.8)
Value for money 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 4.3)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.5)