Franco Belge Monaco stove, page 2 of reviews

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

Page 2/2 of reviews for Franco Belge Monaco stove

  • franco belge monaco baffle plate

    Lesliecastle 6 years ago

    cracking stove great heat always keeps glass clear but now on my 3rd baffle plate and its taking two months to get one which is very disappointing.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Excellent stove with great view of fire

    David Johnson 6 years ago

    I have had the Franco Belge Monaco stove for over 2 years using it 7 days a week - mostly for 6-8 hours a day and it has performed brilliantly. It is easy to use and the baffle plate is easy... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franch Belge Monaco Looks are better than performance

    Susan Ross 7 years ago

    I totally agree with the other reviews it is a really bad design. The baffle is very heavy and difficult to put back up. Also the metal holders that are supposed to hold it in place are too... []

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Monaco good apart from baffle

    R Sumner 7 years ago

    Good looking stove, easy to light but baffle is definitely an issue. The baffle plate warps and it connects to a half-moon lip with two bolts. The baffle plate falls down now after just two... []

    Stove expert replied: Disappointing problem with the baffle plate.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Franco Belge Monaco Problems

    Paul Rook 7 years ago

    This is a good looking efficient stove but it seems there is a common design problem which in our case has made it unusable: The baffle plate has warped so the gap for smoke to enter the flue... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Franco Belge Monaco stove

    Tony Leonard

    We have had the flue swept and burn only recommended fuel and dry logs but this make no difference. Sadly the Franco Belge Monaco stove has a design fault which makes it difficult to live with... []

    Stove expert replied: It might be a problem with the flue draw and not the stove, worth investigating further.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Shame about the baffle

    Mick Wilkinson

    This is a beautiful fire, it makes the room! But I am about to change the baffle for the second time due to warping. The first one went after 2 years, this one after 6 monhs. The cost of approx... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Great fire - but

    Simon Thirlby

    Great fire that bangs out loads of heat. However like others have had problems with the baffle plate which I've just replaced for the second time in three years. Everything else I'm pretty pleased... []

    Stove expert replied: It may be worth looking into getting a plate made locally by a sheet metal worker who can make the latches slightly longer and the plate thicker and this may well solve the problem that you have experienced.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Design issue with baffle plate


    We initiate the fire with kindling and "Homefire Ovals" - a smokeless fuel, then once the fire is going we switch to burning dry logs, no more than 2 at a time, we follow the guidelines in the... []

    Stove expert replied: Stoves can be operated above their optimum working temperature and this would cause a smokey discolouration of the glass and not a crazing affect, crazing is caused when the stove is shut down for pro-longed periods and the flue gases attack the surface of the glass as they are staying in the firebox longer than recommended.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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