Review of Glaisdale stove

Glaisdale Stove after three + years use

Susannah Finzi 11 years ago

The up side: Looks terrific, you can cook on the flat top, throws out masses of heat, stays in well at night, very economical when using good quality timber.

The down side: Poorer performance (harder to light, poorer heat generation, hard to keep alight overnight, window and chimney soots up) when using wood which is not very thoroughly dry or seasoned or varieties such as willow. After two years of use, the glass cracked which is not covered by the manufacturers. It is alleged to be sensitive to even minor impact and spitting wood which is not very practical. The door hinges tend to "ride up" and come loose but this is easily solved with a hammer-tap.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 3 flames (avg 4)
Quality of finish 3 flames (avg 4.2)
Value for money 4 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 3 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 4.3)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.7)
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames (avg 4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames (avg 4.1)