Franco Belge Monaco stove

Overall Rating:

3 flames

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Franco Belge Monaco stove

The Franco Belge Monaco stove is a traditional cast iron stove with quite a high output to the room.

The Franco Belge stoves are popular where the flue dimensions of the chimney are restricted as a lot of the Franco Belge stoves have got a 125mm flue diameter.

There is one plain glass on the Franco Belge Monaco stove with some simple relief work around the door.

Technical Data
  • Height: 599mm
  • Width: 566mm
  • Depth: 433mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 6kW
  • Efficiency: 70.3%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 2.5 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 3 flames
Ease of use 3.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 3 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 2 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 2.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Baffle plate problems

    Ian Gurney 5 years ago

    Had this Monaco three seasons. Not used very much,but baffle plate keeps falling down into the grate. I am the only person who loads the stove,so I am careful not to disturb the plate by ramming... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove is over-drawing (you have no way of shutting down to a slumber mode) then this may have caused a slight distortion to the baffle plate and hence it not staying in place. A stove should be controllable and the flue may require a damper or stabilizer to address the lack of control currently.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Franco Belge Monaco stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Warped Baffle solution

    Ian Evetts 5 years ago

    We replaced a warped baffle flue on our 2008 Monaco - within days the new one had dropped. This was initially due to using the wrong bolts to retain the half moon retaining piece. They must... []

    Stove expert replied: Sound a neat solution. Any alterations to a stove though are done outside the normal warranty conditions that apply.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • More warped baffles

    Nick Freeman 5 years ago

    Do suggest you do not buy this stove unless you are prepared to replacie warped baffles on a regular basis. We were told when we bought ours that Franco-Belge had addressed the issue but it... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Monaco stove

    Lucian Hodkinson 6 years ago

    I have had my Monaco stove for 2 years , although I believe it is 2010 model, defra approved as top air vent can not be shut all the way , the chimney is lined with 6m of 5" liner . I only... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames


    DAVID MAYERS 6 years ago

    Bought this log burner one year ago, the complete baffle system is rusted through, I am very disappointed, I should have gone for a cheaper one, might have been better off, now I have to try... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Happy with our Franco

    Chris Thompson 6 years ago

    For years we had an open fire where we burned wood, solid fuel and coal. When the fire back needed replacing, we reluctantly decided to fit a stove as we live in a smoke control area. It was... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Replaced baffle with fibreboard

    Aaron Jury 7 years ago

    I have been a Hetas installer for some yrs now and have fitted 1000s of stoves and I have the Franco belge Monaco in my front room as it is one of the best around, in my opinion. I am aware of the failing baffle so I replaced all the internal lining and baffle with vermiculite fire board 25mm. 3yrs later with serious amount of use all is still fine.... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Baffle Design Issue

    Vincent O'dowd 7 years ago

    Great stove but there is definitely a design issue with the baffle. Our Monaco has been installed for five years and the first baffle warped and was replaced at a nominal cost by the dealer... []

    Stove expert replied: Two baffle plates in five years is not excessive, disappointing maybe. Consumable items will need replaceing on any stove.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Update to last review

    Richard Bennett 7 years ago

    I posted a review on here some time ago about the flue baffle warping and failing, I had 3 baffles in 4 years. The stove was replaced with a franco belge savoy which is truly excellent.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Not impressed!

    Ron Bastin 7 years ago

    The first baffle lasted about two and a half years before it dropped out. Over the next two and a half years we went through another two baffles, and in the end I was not prepared to put up... []

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

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