Review of Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII

Paul Smith

Christopher Jones 8 years ago

Had this stove now for 7 years only once replaced the back baffle probably due to keeping it burn too hot by burning inappropriate wood for too long ie pallet wood it burns very hot. I now burn wood briquettes without any problems. I do use a chimney liner as well. Only downside is the glass can get dirty burning wood (seasoned) clean with a wet piece of newspaper rubbed with wood ash to clean. Then wipe clean with clean dry newspaper

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 3.4)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 2 flames (avg 3.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 2.9)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.4)