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Review of Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII

FRANCO BELGE ELEGANCESAVOY MARK2

Ernest FORSTER 3 years ago

WONDERFUL MULTI FUEL STOVE HAD IT FOR 2 YEARS NOW BUT TROUBLE IS I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE BACK FIREBRICK 4 TIMES IN 6 MONTHS DUE TO CRACKING AND THEN FALLING TO BITS, NOT ONLY EXPENSIVE AND AWKWARD TO FIT BUT IF THE 4 BOLTS HOLDING IT WONT UNDO NOT ONLY DO YOU NEED A BACKPLATE AS WELL BUT 4 NEW SCREWS. WHEN YOU ADD VAT ON AND CARRIAGE ITS EXPENSIVE. NOW I AM THINKING SHOULD I CUT MY LOSSES AND REPLACE THIS STOVE

Stove expert replied: Liners can be used if cracked providing they are staying in place and protecting the metal of the stove, loading a stove with care will ensure longevity of liners.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.3)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.7)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames (avg 2.8)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 3.3)