Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 41 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Franco belge Savoy Elegance Stove

The Franco Belge Savoy Elegance has a bigger window than the Classic model.

This is a small cast iron stove with a relative big output

Technical Data
  • Height: 663mm
  • Width: 535mm
  • Depth: 407mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 8kW
  • Efficiency: 80.6%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Brick replacement

    Scott Plant 6 months ago

    Cannot fault this stove for heat had the elegance for 10 yrs but like many comments have had to replace the top brick 5 times the back 3 and surprisingly 1 side.only burn wood and reports from... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

  • good value stove

    Toby Wallis 11 years ago

    good stove for the money. looks very good lights well, burns well, wood and smokeless fuel and kicks out plenty of heatdownsideshandle does get very hotwhen door opens a small amount of ash... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

More reviews for Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII (page 1 of 5)

  • Franco Belge Savoy Elegance MK 11

    Jonny Johnson one year ago

    A flue thermometer is essential to avoid excessive temperature and subsequent cracking of the fire bricks. I purchased a sheet of vermiculite board from the local merchant ( approx cost 30... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Awful

    Chris White 3 years ago

    This stove continually develops problems. The top fire baffle breaks all the time even though we monitor the temperature of the stove all the time, we are on our 3rd in 18 months. The ash tray... []

    Stove expert replied: You do not say what fuel you are using, this can have an effect on the internal parts and this may be something that should be checked being that the baffle plate has failed every 6 months or so..

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • A happy cust

    Steve Jagger 3 years ago

    Had stove 7 years, lit every day October to March, burn seasoned hardwood. Always leave top air flow open ever so slightly and leave ash pan part filled. One air brick replaced which the service... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy Elegance

    Ingrid Ward 3 years ago

    Have had this stove for 3 1/2 years, just had the top baffleplate replaced. I am now trying to get a replacement handle to pull the ash tray out, can''t find one anywhere. Very pleased with... []

    Stove expert replied: The handle that you need should be available and I will investigate a replacement,

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Not happy

    Christine Appleby 3 years ago

    I have had mine for 7 years and as others have said am constantly having to renew fire bricks each year which costs about 90 each time I have friends with cheaper burners who have never had... []

    Stove expert replied: You might be able to have custom made bricks that would last longer, this may be worth exploring.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Corrosion.

    Declan McManus 3 years ago

    Unfortunately after 3 years there was evidence of rust internally and after a further year I had to replace the rear baffle due to rust at a cost of 400. Now a year later the flange holding... []

    Stove expert replied: Having a problem with rust internally may be down to water getting into the flue system and running down it, using wet fuel, not operating the stove at a high enough temperature or a combination of all three. Having said this, the top cracking normally implies that the stove has been over fired. Internal liners are consumable and will require replacing periodically and will be affected by moist conditions. No fuel with a moisture content in excess of 20% should be used on the stove a,d I recommend checking that the flue system is rain proof is made a priority due to the proximity of the installation. There are cowls available that reduce the amount of space that rain can enter which may be worth considering.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Build Quality and Design

    David Yates 4 years ago

    This is a lovely looking stove. The glass is kept clean by efficient airflow and the controls are sensitive.Of the eight stoves I have owned over forty years, this is the most efficient and... []

    Stove expert replied: 10 years service and now finding replacement parts too expensive is a shame, wear and tear does need to be factored in as spares are often disproportionally expensive compared to a new stove price! From what you have written it is a set of liners and 2 baffle plates which seems reasonable for 10years service unless there are other parts not accounted for in the review.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Recently disappointed

    Bill Owen 5 years ago

    Had this stove for just over 4 years now and when it burns, it burns really nicely and gives out a lovely heat. Each year there has been the hassle of at least one, sometimes more than 1, firebrick... []

    Stove expert replied: Perhaps another engineer would be able to do this for you cheaper, if it is only the pin that needs to be replaced it is not clear why the price is so high unless it needs drilling out, have you tried to knock out the remaining pin from the hinge with a nail or similar?

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Paul Smith

    Christopher Jones 5 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... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

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