Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII, page 3 of reviews

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

based on 39 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 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3.5 flames

Page 3/4 of reviews for Franco belge Savoy Elegance - MKII

  • Nice Looking but Design Flaws

    Jon Williams 6 years ago

    I bought the FB Mk II in Dec 2010 but it has only been used occasionally, being in the room we use only for special occasions. I had been mostly happy with the stove as it belted out a good... []

    Stove expert replied: If you are getting smoke back every time you refuel the stove I would recommend getting further advice on the flue system you currently have. Do get the rope seal replaced and also the baffle plate as the operation of the appliance will be altered when these are not functioning properly.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • franco belge savoy elegance mk11

    Derek Waudby 6 years ago

    Having read some of the reviews some of them very bad I was a bit put off ..I have now been running the savoy mk11 for 14 weeks and it is a fantastic... its easy to light ..gives out lots of... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Nice in Red!!!

    Ted Flemming 7 years ago

    We replaced a jetmaster open fire with this stove about 8 months ago due to a chimney fire, relined chimney and a reduced flue size. We loved the jetmaster for the look and feel of an open fire... []

    Stove expert replied: Enamel stoves change colour when being used and this is quite normal but customers can find this alarming if not prepared for it. Nice comments.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Burns too fast

    Dave 7 years ago

    The stove looks nice with a large viewing window and gives off decent heat but it cannot be closed down enough. Once up to temperature both vents are closed and never need to be adjusted again... []

    Stove expert replied: Do let us know if this corrects the draw issue.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Fantastic stove but burns a bit fast

    William Dow 7 years ago

    Overall excellent stove. I have had other makes of stoves with problems to do with the airwash system and build quality but none of these problems with my new Savoy. It looks beautiful. The... []

    Stove expert replied: Check the door seals are effective, you could fit a damper or flue stabilizer to gain more control if seals are effective.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • great untill the build quality lets it down

    Paul 7 years ago

    I've owned the stove for 3 months. In those 3 months I have used it frequently and with great relish.However: 3 months in the upper fire brick on the baffle has broken into 3 pieces (its too... []

    Stove expert replied: Disappointing feedback of this stove which seems to be very problematic after such a short period. Have you contacted supplier over sheared door bolt as this should be covered by the warranty and any damage caused from this I would hope should be looked at sympathetically.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Savoy elegance II - same probs?

    Ben 7 years ago

    We installed the stive 3 months ago. We have burnt seasoned hardwood in it.The stove is smart and tidy and has a great window that allows you to see the fire. It produces a lot of heat and... []

    Stove expert replied: the smoke coming out is probably more down to chimney than the stove. I would hope that the other problems are sorted by the supplier.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Savoy Elegance MK II - Issue With Top Casting

    Mark James 8 years ago

    We installed our Savoy Mk II in August 2010. Within a few weeks we were experiencing problems with the back and top fire bricks cracking. At that time, Franco Belge were aware of the problem... []

    Stove expert replied: Franco Belge have made changes to overcome this fault but this does not help existing customers. It is a shame as it is a good looking stove that is reasonably priced.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Franco Belge Savoy elegance DEFRA

    Gary Cash 8 years ago

    We love the warmth, big window, super air wash and ease of use but....It was installed by a (so called) Hetas engineer and we have had several problems:1) We have continually had smoke smell... []

    Stove expert replied: The loud clicking noise, where is it coming from? If the airwash, check that it has been welded fully in place. Yous say that the glass may be down to a log falling on it, could the liners be down to refuelling energetically?

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames


    Jon Penrith 8 years ago

    After much humming and haaing, I decided to buy the Franco Belge savoy Elegance Mk2 & have it installed by a Heetas installer.It is well made and finished well.It has a good sized window enabling... []

    Stove expert replied: Liners / bricks are not covered under warranty neither is the glass. Fuel quality and seasoning so important to insure that glass stays clean and heat produced effectively.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

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