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Review of Harmony 33 stove

Superlative Technology

Andrew Moffat 8 years ago

I have owned the Harmony 33 for three years.

The technology must surely be the best on the market in terms of the response to the controls.

I have a slightly smaller Aarrow Ecoburn 9 but this consumes more fuel than the 10KW Harmony 33.

The Harmony can be closed down overnight without blackening of the window, so long as dry fuel is used - an essential requirement for all stoves.

The next morning, on opening the control device, the embers glow and ignite.

Starting a new fire, from cold, the controls make it unusually easy to light and generate the initial heat to begin the new fire. I do not think I have ever failed to begin a fire, so easy do the controls make the lighting process.

The stove takes a little longer than most to warm up but this is because the inner lining is also constructed of iron - which undoubtedly has benefits in terms of its operation and the combustion process.

The handle becomes hot but a glove is supplied for operation, as to be expected.

A small niggle has been the adjustment knob which governs the control settings. This tends to come loose after a period but an allen key is supplied to enable tightening.

I have had occasion to speak to the technical department. Not only are they most helpful but are a pleasure to speak with, not least in terms of their technical knowledge.

The price is high but the technology and material are superlative. I would happily recommend this stove.

Overall rating:

5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.9)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.5)
Value for money 4.5 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 4.7)
Handle operation 5 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.6)