Review of Franco Belge Savoy Classic stove

Casting Problem

Frankly Bodge 12 years ago

Overall a very pretty, well designed stove.

There were some casting flaws, but only visual.

Encountered major problem when top-plate casting cracked and Franco Belge would not stand by their warranty.

Top plate cost almost a quarter of total price, be warned, some like it hot this one doesn't!

Overall rating:

3.5 flames

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