Review of Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove

savoy - 13 years old

Hel Til 5 years ago

Right from installation when new it burned too fast and was taking in too much air. It seemed to be very inefficient and gave little heat. I have just discovered that air is going in underneath the top rim, where there seems to be a gap of about 5mm. Looking at the manual, the stove comes in sections to be bolted together and is not in one piece. Problem is solved by packing the gap with fire rope. Not sure if this is a design flaw or bad installation.

Stove expert replied: Glad to hear you have solved the problem.

Overall rating:

2.5 flames

Build Quality 3.5 flames (avg 3.5)
Quality of finish 3.5 flames (avg 3.9)
Value for money 2.5 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of use 2 flames (avg 3.9)
Ease of lighting 1.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Firebox size 3.5 flames (avg 4.2)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 1 flames (avg 3.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.4)
How likely are you to buy it again? 0.5 flames (avg 2.7)
What is your overall satisfaction? 1 flames (avg 3.2)